Put Your Best Face On

Theatre (contemporary, new writing)

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  • ZOO Southside - Studio
  • 14:40
  • Aug 11
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Swings and Roundabouts in association with the Lincoln Company
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience Participation
  • 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 2 years


Lola's funny, confident, and always striving for perfection. She has everything a fifteen year old could want – friends, followers, approval... so what's missing? Praised by her virtual friends, and celebrated in her online life, Lola's moving away from the people closest to her, and she's not sure she even recognises herself... Breaking the boundaries between the real and the digital, this interactive show asks: who are we really? Created by Swings and Roundabouts, in association with The Lincoln Company, University of Lincoln's celebrated company of emerging performance makers.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access via rear entrance, 10 steps from street if not taking accessibility entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: 6 - 10
    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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A.B 160 days ago

An excellent show which involves the audience from the moment you enter. We all know about the risks of becoming obsessed with image and the opinions of others, and this show explores those risks with humour, kindness and poignancy.

M.M. 160 days ago

This is an important show, for audiences of ALL ages. It speaks to young people, but also those of us who are much older but who need to know this stuff. Funny, poignant and full of energy. Go see this show!

J.S. 161 days ago

This was a fantastic show exploring how the virtual world social media can impact the lives and relationships of 'real' people like the main character Lola. Using comedy, audience interaction and physical movement, the piece exposes the absurd and bizarre nature of virtual reality and the pressure it can put on people like Lola to change into something they're not. Sometimes funny, sometimes scary, tragic and uplifting, this piece presents the chilling truth that putting yourself out there may not be as empowering as it first seems. Innovative, unique, engaging! Would highly recommend.

SG 162 days ago

A fantastic show with audience interaction and many funny moments. Important message which is conveyed well through a great group of performers

N.I. 162 days ago

I have never seen something this hilariously bad. Please don't waste your time or money like I did.

First of all, the show was listed to be one hour... it only lasted 35 minutes, but I spent most of the show counting down until I could leave! When it was finally over, there was a long pause of dead silence as the audience weren't even sure what had just happened.

The room was set for about 90 people, but there were only 7 of us there. I guess it's supposed to be an immersive show because when there were scenes such as a party, the actors would invite the audience to come up and dance with them. We were quite reluctant and they were quite forceful so it just came off as cringey.

The writing is horrible. The only two characters that are in the 'performance' speak so awkwardly, in the most unnatural way. The show is filled with 20 minutes of fake ads, like "hahaha you guys know those annoying gym shark sponsorships, right?". It's funny the first time but then it keeps going on and on and on.

The main girl Lola is given nothing to do, we just look at her looking at her computer for most of the show (this is when all the ads come into play) and then just randomly takes her shirt off at the end (which is supposed to be an emotional moment yet it feels so unearned as we haven't really been with this character).

Good concept, TERRIBLE execution. I swear to God all those good reviews you see on the side panel on twitter are fake, they're all from employees that work at the venue!

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