Pillows

Theatre (contemporary, drama)

  • 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

Description

On a normal bed, in a normal bedroom, two normal university students try to figure out their place in the world – and their place in each other’s lives. They’ve known each other since they were 15. They’re pretty sure of that. But they’re on the brink of adulthood now – life changes and there’s so much that should have been said long ago. A single conversation that drifts between love, sex, Bowie, break-ups and Adam Sandler, Pillows is a new one-act play that wanders through the murky depths of teenage love without leaving one boy’s bedroom.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: If not taking the lift there is a large flight to 1st floor of hotel then a further 4 steps to venue. Alternatively the building lift can be taken to the first floor and then a platform lift can be used instead of the 4 further steps.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building 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.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Joan Forster 34 days ago

This is excellent, an example of communication, conflict and the turbulence of commitment.
The performance is electrifying. If you haven’t seen it get your tickets quickly. There will be others wanting to watch it again.

Eleanor May Blackburn 34 days ago

Fantastic acting and script. I really felt as though I was intruding on the relationship by being in the same room it was so beautifully intimate.

Giulia Fincato 34 days ago

This has been my fringe highlight so far. Absolutely loved it, the acting and writing were outstanding, I’m still thinking about it and am desperate to watch it again. Massive congrats to everyone involved!!

Joe Pegman 38 days ago

I loved this. A rollercoaster kaleidoscope script of brutal intimacy and farcical familiarity, delivered by two dynamic, entertaining actors displaying honesty and humour. Go see it.

Adrian Ross 38 days ago

Having seen a run of bad and so-so shows, this unexpected find has put the spark back into the Fringe for me. Sam Adlam’s writing is pin-sharp, and performers Eve Billington and Aaron Garland bring it to life vividly with their quickfire repartee.

Every line is a cue. That may seem obvious, this being a two-hander, but many of the lines are very short. Adlam, who also directed, admits in the programme that it was ‘a bitch of a script to learn’.

But these actors have not only nailed their lines, they’ve owned them. They inhabit their roles so well that we’re drawn, swiftly and deeply, into the claustrophobic world of their troubled relationship.

This particular pillow-talk has a sexual frankness that pushes way beyond the prurient interest many plays of this type are doomed to arouse. That’s because the sex itself is not the focus.

Intimacy is; both its extent and its limits. That’s why we get a brilliant riff on the variable quality of Adam Sandler movies in the middle of an emotionally-charged stand-off.

There are ambiguities and misunderstandings, weaponised backstories, assertions, expletives and apologies. The drama is very funny one moment and breathtakingly sad the next. In short, it’s very human.

My star-ratings have always gone from one (poor) to four (excellent), but in the arts, as in life, there are times when you have to be flexible and listen hard to what someone else is saying.

If you want to believe there’s a future for original, one-off plays performed live, don’t miss this little gem. It’s on at theSpace on North Bridge until 27 August (excluding 21 August).

Rating: ★★★★★★

Harry Brown 39 days ago

A hidden gem of a play. The fringe can be quite a chaotic place with many options so it’s hard to know what’s worth your time but this really cuts through the noise. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality, being a student play. Both actors (Eve and Aaron) deliver a high quality performance - a true bargain for the price of admission. I would highly recommend this play, and will be back to attend later in the week. Bravo

hannah weston 39 days ago

made me laugh. made me cry. script is brilliant and heartbreaking. the actors are amazing and beautiful


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The Smu Reviews (5/5 stars) 30 days ago

Honest, raw, blackly funny and horribly relatable

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