The People's Boat

Theatre (contemporary, comedy)

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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


One dinghy. Lost at sea. Four disillusioned knobheads. Join Britain's most dysfunctional quartet as they attempt the impossible mission of towing the UK away from the continent. This new comedy follows the intrepid but ignorant explorers as they grapple with life on the ocean and the futility of their existence. On a crusade to somewhere sunny, they encounter rough winds, soggy pasties and trouble with their neighbours. After weeks and weeks of parlour games and pissing overboard, food is running out and patience is wearing thin. Wherever it is they're headed, they're taking Britain with them...

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  • Accessible entry: Up a large flight of stairs and through a narrow corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 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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Mark Reynolds 47 days ago

Very very funny show. Readers will feel relieved to know that this play is about Brexit, but the script itself barely refers to the politics of it. The audience is presented with an absurd reality of four men trying to pull Britain further away from the continent. The fourth wall was shattered fantastically and had us all in stitches throughout the play with wonderful characters playing off each other so well. This company should be really proud of what they've produced and brings a new, reflective, contemplative slant on the social attitudes of leavers and remainers toward each other. If you're looking for social commentary that isn't politically supercharged then this is your thing. As a fan of social change theatre this didn't disappoint me and to passively insult your audience during dialogue made this play even more hysterical. Top pick for political plays at fringe this year.

John Handscombe 48 days ago

A really funny look at what happens when four white men from London and the Home Counties try to represent the views of people they know nothing about from places they've never been to. The least Brexity Brexit show of them all (I hate Brexit shows), this is much more of a comment on how Remainers see Leavers, how the middle class see the working class and how theatre makers blur the lines between representation and appropriation. A romping comedy with some great uncomfortable moments. And a dash of Chas and Dave.

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ScotsGay (4/5 stars) 27 days ago

Between the giant English flag on the wall behind the stage, the Union Jack on the stage and the premise, you can tell that this show is going to be about Brexit. The show shifts between behind the scenes of a mockumentary and the mockumentary itself, where 4 boys from...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 34 days ago

It’s rafting for Godot, and they are but strolling players on a drifting stage. Jack Hilton, Chris Whyte, Luke Bateman and Elliot Williams, mostly former Newcastle University students on their first Fringe with their Moaning Toad company, deliver an inspired comedy of Brexit futility in The People’s Boat. Quarrelling jumblies...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 48 days ago

Custard creams, Clare Balding, and political commentary - an unconventional state-of-the-nation-play...

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