Red Alert – Cancer!

Theatre (solo show, true-life)

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  • ZOO Playground - Playground 1
  • 11:30
  • Aug 5-13
  • 55 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Allan Wilson
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, More information
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
    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
Dates, Times and Prices


Red Alert – Cancer! Meet the Wilsons, five children, three with red hair, who came to Scotland in 1959. The redheads, Iain, Heather and Allan, developed cancer in their 50s. There will be sadness and laughter as Allan tells their story. This show will move you and intrigue you about possible connections between cancer and red hair. If you love Mark Thomas, Bryony Kimmings and the NHS, we are sure you'll also enjoy Red Alert - Cancer! Directed by Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir (Hang, Me and My Sister Tell Each Other Everything, Maryland, Deliverance).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 10 August
  • Interpreter: Adrian Bailey - Stage Right
  • Type: BSL
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating requests in relation to the location of the interpeter.

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

Dates, Times and Prices