Theatre (new writing, comedy)

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  • Underbelly, Bristo Square - Friesian
  • 22:00
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Meat Lab
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation, Strobe Lighting, Strong Language/Swearing
  • 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 2 years


Part stand-up set, part kitchen-sink drama, Pits will take you on a massive Geordie bender of a night out on the Toon, make you laugh until you cannit breathe, and then corner you in the smoking area to put the world to rights. Outrageous, urgent, and disgracefully funny, Pits is an unflinching look at the ties that bind our communities together and the divides tearing our society apart.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: there are 18 steps into the venue if not taking the lift.
  • 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

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Susan 86 days ago

Loved this. It's gritty and funny. It covers difficult themes but it's well done . We enjoyed it and would recommend.

John Harvey 86 days ago

This show did not live up to any of the previous reviews. The script was awful and although the cast were energetic it was not funny. It is the first show we have actually walked out of. We did manage to stay longer than another group who left about 5 minutes before us. I would not recommend this show to anyone.

Jules 86 days ago

The title of show describes it perfectly. Walked out after half an hour. And I wasn’t the first to go. Poor acting/overacting and an absentee script.

Dominic Geraghty 92 days ago

Riotous fun from the outset culminating in a shock ending. Extremely talented and energetic performer and cast. Includes some serious reflections on family and society.

Not Catie Bird 94 days ago

I must say the cast (none of whom I am related to) were absolutely spellbinding, if anybody wants to find me tomorrow i’ll be in the venue on the edge of my seat. 10 stars out of 5

Tracey Birton 94 days ago

This was great. It was a surprising find and it was very funny with some fantastic character acting. Give it a go you won't regret it.

D Bird 94 days ago

This is a must see! It combines humour with some intensely realistic issues. It's a polished performance with a surprising end. We loved it and would highly recommend it.

Joanne Smith 97 days ago

Really enjoyed this show. Funny and also thought provoking. Worth seeing!!

Thea Peach 98 days ago

Wow ! I really didn’t no anything about the show before going in , but it was fantastic. Hilarious and dramatic and shocking all in one. Loved it

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 81 days ago

Meat Lab Theatre‘s Pits is a window into the life of the Hepburns, a Geordie family comprising of a husband and wife, their two children and their son’s significant other. Their daughter Mackenzie serves as the protagonist and our guide through the story. She’s a budding stand-up comedian and uses her...

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