Sex, Lies & Improvisation

Comedy (improv, theatre)

  • 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

A dark comedy about lying together. Inspired by an anonymous lie chosen by the audience, each show reveals why we lie to the people we love. From award-winning comedians behind MATES: The Improvised 90s Sitcom and CSI: Crime Scene Improvisation. 'Live entertainment at its best' ***** (Demon-Media.co.uk). 'See it. It will not disappoint. Act Of The Year 2019' ***** (ThePhoenixRemix.com). 'Intimate, sincere, authentic. And laughs – a lot of them!' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'Moving and hilarious. Surpassed all expectations' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Great on-stage chemistry' **** (TheWeeReview.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: 1
    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

Jamie 38 days ago

This was an absolutely fascinating show. There were some good laughs, but it's not a comedy format. It's an improvised psychodrama about how a hidden lie can change a relationship. The talent of the performers is immense. Like most improv, the audience suggest a premise, and the cast create the characters. But rather than the usual improv style of messing about for laughs, they explore the characters in detail, complete with soliloquies to the audience, and track the trajectory of the relationship. The performance we watched was very dark - one of our party did not enjoy it, two of us loved it.

Damian Smith 42 days ago

Alex and Rachel will show you how a relationship can be forever changed when trust is lost.
I've seen this show several times, and they always tell the story that needs to be told.

Stephen Davidson, The Glass Imaginary 51 days ago

This is a fantastic improv show, with a really satisfying balance of serious and funny. Grounded scenework, fully crafted characters, and a heartbreaking end.

Invi Brenna, The Glass Imaginary 51 days ago

Absolutely adored this show! (Not surprising, as I love my Improv with a solid dose of both filth and feels). The ways these two live emotional truths while crafting such a technically well put-together show between just the two of them is truly admirable. You know they're experts because they make it feel so easy. I think any fan of new writing would enjoy this show just as much as the improv fans out there. Also a great one for the storytelling crowd! (If you just really like to know other people's secrets... It's for you, too.)

Edward 53 days ago

This was a great improv show with two highly engaging actors. They explored a situation where one of the characters lies about when they are ovulating. The performance was fun, realistic and thought provoking. Enjoyed and recommend watching!


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