Since U Been Gone

Theatre (new writing, lgbt)

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  • Assembly Roxy - Downstairs
  • 15:45
  • Aug 24
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: The Queer House and HighTide
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+)(Contains Distressing Themes, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Strong Language/Swearing)
  • Accessibility:
    Signed Performance
    Relaxed 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


'You see, I never really felt like much of a boy. And finding a way to write this is weird, because I can't explain it?' When friends die and pronouns change, what's left of the memories that don't fit anymore? A moving autobiographical account of growing up queer in the mid-noughties, finding yourself and losing a friend. Storytelling, original pop music score and way too many America's Next Top Model references. Previous praise for Teddy Lamb's work: 'Joyfully Ingenious' (Stage). Presented by The Queer House and HighTide.

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General venue access

  • Signed Performance
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There are 15 steps en-route to this space.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • 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

Signed performances

  • Dates: 12 August
  • Interpreter: Stacey Green - Stage Left
  • 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.

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Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 14 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Character Introduction Details
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to engage with performer

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

Bibi Schwithal 97 days ago

‘Since U Been Gone’ is a story about grief and coincidentally one about gender, or vice versa. Or maybe both. Halfway through, Teddy discusses their love for quick-change routines, but this show is more of a slow change one. It’s just as hard to spot when the change happens though. Teddy has a down-to-earth voice to their writing that slowly builds a world around you, filling in details as they go, catching you up on the past decade or so like an old friend over coffee. But by the time you finish your last sip, there are tears down your face both of sadness, and of joy. Teddy’s honesty about the impact grief has on a life that has so radically changed since the loss is spellbinding. This is a show about grief and gender, about loss and gain, about all the individual truths one person can hold within themselves, and it’s fabulous.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 83 days ago

Teddy Lamb takes to the stage and begins to tell the audience about their experiences of growing up emo and queer. They are joined on stage by a musician and the audience is presented with an autobiographical story that feels poignant and current. Since U Been Gone is an intimate...

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 84 days ago

Teddy Lamb's Since U Been Gone is two stories inextricably weaved together. The first is a tale of friendship and grief. Lamb addresses the audience as if their best friend, updating them on life since her death the way you would meeting up with an old pal. The second is...

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The Guardian (4/5 stars) 85 days ago

The ache of lost time is contained in this delicate monologue grappling with grief and gender. With simple stagecraft and raw storytelling, Teddy Lamb’s Since U Been Gone is about the people who make us, and how they continue to do so long after they’re gone. Lamb addresses the audience...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 90 days ago

Teddy Lamb has lost two friends in the last ten years – one to a car accident, one to suicide. They’ve also changed their pronouns, found and lost a girlfriend, and worn a dress in public for the first time. Produced jointly by The Queer House and HighTide, and directed...

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The List (3/5 stars) 91 days ago

An autobiographical exploration of sexuality, gender and dealing with a friend's death...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 91 days ago

No one ever said that life was easy, but it’s what you make of it which defines who you are.Recalling the past with a tender – if somewhat bittersweet – nostalgia, Teddy Lamb is an engaging and modest performer; quickly establishing common ground with the audience and creating a warm...

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 94 days ago

But for all its intensity, serious material and sad recollections of loves and friendships lost, Since U Been Gone ends with uplifting positivity. We dance the show away as Lamb continues their journey with an ellipsis, rather than a full stop. Life is too short for full stops.

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 95 days ago

Beginning in the Noughties with the suicide of a best friend, this is the story of someone finding their identity. ...

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Whats On Stage (3/5 stars) 101 days ago

Teddy Lamb's new piece, running as part of Queer House and HighTide's Edinburgh Fringe Programme, is a coming-of-age story of sorts. Except it's not about teen angst and very young love. It's about what it's like to come to terms with losing best friends and discovering how to love yourself....

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