The Ocean And The Star

Theatre (new writing, lgbtq+)

  • theSpace on the Mile - Space 2
  • 18:15
  • Aug 15
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: Cyprus
  • Group: Almost Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of sexual violence
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


A writer urges a star to come down to earth and collaborate with him on a play. As they experiment with potential narrative, the writer scrambles to find meaning following the trauma of being raped by another man, while the star battles with the memory of her own incarnation as a human hundreds of years ago, when she was burned as a witch. What the writer could never have imagined, was how deeply his own story is connected with the star's. A moving, poignant exploration of the human condition, featuring song and physical theatre.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift it is 14 steps into the space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Platform Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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Rebecca Moessmer 89 days ago

Sad, intense, but also beautiful show about the different ways we cope with trauma, victim-blaming (especially done by the victim themself), living with your grief and learning [it] wasn’t your fault. I loved how many layers and levels the story had, how Ocean used his writing to explore these things and how the Stars' former human life story was mostly told through beautiful songs, and the way it connected to each other…

Ellen Derbyshire 103 days ago

I felt like every step in this thought-provoking play was totally unpredictable. The acting was intense and real, and I felt completely immersed the entire time. The story is engaging, philosophical, funny (in parts) and poignant, and made us think for a long time after seeing it. If you get a chance to see this show wherever it is playing again, do it. We were lucky to catch it the second-to-last night and we were so happy we decided to go. Thank you both!

Frankie 113 days ago

This was a really thought-provoking performance, with excellent acting and physical theatre. Great writing and performance. Thank you!

joe viggers 113 days ago

Best show I've seen at the fringe! Really talented actors and a very well written play. Definitely a must see.

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 102 days ago

The actors are striking in physical contrast and work beautifully together.

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The Fernyhough Arts Review (4/5 stars) 108 days ago

Both leads perform admirably amongst the effectively sparse staging whilst Angelika Christoforou is most convincing as a star.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 108 days ago

A valiant interpretation of a powerful subject matter

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The Reviews Hub (4/5 stars) 108 days ago

There’s a lot of quality on display here and it thoroughly deserves to be seen.

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The Smu Reviews (3/5 stars) 112 days ago

Angelika Christoforou gives a (pun intended) star performance

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