Pieces of Us

Theatre (verbatim)

  • theSpace @ Surgeons Hall - Haldane Theatre
  • 10:00
  • Aug 26
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Jessica Munna
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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


'I would say the people are desperate for hope. They want to believe something good.' Meet different characters from sunny California, the coal mines of West Virginia, the concrete jungle of NYC and beyond to appreciate what makes us all the same: grief, love, hope. With belly laughs and bitter tears, Pieces of Us examines the isolating and polarising parts of 21st-century life from the perspectives of different American characters. It asks us to question our assumptions, be curious, and to find our compassion for others when confronted with the things that make us different.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a door from street level and a lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Jo Bartlett 40 days ago

Really love this show, the performer is supremely talented, and weaves the stories of a diversity of characters wonderfully well. Not to be missed!

Tom 45 days ago

A poignant and thoughtful show that poses important questions to anyone existing in a capitalist society (that's all of us!). Jessica's performance is captivating. It's a great way to start any day at the Fringe, leaving you open and inspired.

Amanda Bradley 45 days ago

10/10 Highly recommend. Worth the early wake up, the only reason it wasn’t sold out is because of the early time slot - powerful bite sized stories of different people to see how they live and how the distorted concept of the american dream connects them all. Incredibly performed, the actress is able to change characters and honestly and respectfully portray different people with grace and skill. Incredibly thought provoking and important piece of theater that brings audiences perspective, food for thought and inspiration. Heart felt and gripping. I trust this performer and writer to handle tough issues with refreshing honesty and humanity.

Tom Carreyette 46 days ago

Very well acted and written by Jessica Munna taking us to diffent parts of US (and us), grieving personal loss, lack of work destroying communities, people making it by shutting out compassion and family history making us who we are. She brings understanding to political difference and ends with some unshakeable New York confidence. We need more thinking like her.

Fiona Macpherson 46 days ago

Jessica is completely believable in every guise she takes on, I was sucked in to each different story. A beautifully constructed & moving piece of theatre. It left me with much to contemplate.

Melissa 46 days ago

Jessica is a wonderful storyteller and moving performer. This is well worth seeing. A timely reminder that everyone has a story as unique and complicated as our own.

Graham 47 days ago

A masterful showcase of storytelling and performance. Jessica Munna is a theatre maker to watch out for.

Amy Garner Buchanan 48 days ago

A gorgeously written, detailed show which it has been my pleasure to direct. Drives home the heartbreaking truth that grief and joy and hope and loss all coexist.

Leigh Jones 48 days ago

Thought-provoking yet compassionate piece of political theatre. I loved Pieces Of Us. Very original! Go see it now!

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British Theatre Guide (3/5 stars) 39 days ago

a good piece of theatre

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 40 days ago

Poignant, truthful aphorisms are woven throughout, about not placing judgement on someone because of where they’re from, or the comparative cost of standing up against injustice versus not standing up.

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