Square Go

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    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 1 year


The unmissable, Fringe First Award-winning show from Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair. Max spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie. But when Max is called for his first Square Go – a fight by the school gates – it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. A raucous play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the challenge to step up or run. Starring Game of Thrones’ Daniel Portman and River City’s Gavin Jon Wright and featuring original music by members of Frightened Rabbit. 'Riotously entertaining' (Independent). 'Brilliant brilliant fun' (Stage).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • 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

Captioned performances

  • Dates: 10 August, 15 August
  • Type: Closed (Tablet)
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team to book your tickets and request any specific seating locations or if booking a unit is required.

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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
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  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

James 90 days ago

THe most artfully written script I've seen in a long time, performed beat-perfect. Can't fault it, really. Hysterical, touching, all the buzzwords.

GP1875 93 days ago

What a show! If you go see any show at the fringe it has to be this one. The story is gripping, funny and at times emotional. The 2 actors put their all into the show and cleverly play a number of characters. Throwback to school days waiting on your first square go. 5 out of 5 stars

Neeps 107 days ago

Disappointing. I went to see this on the basis of the fantastic reviews it received however this was not my cup of tea at all. Actors energetic, however felt the actual performance and story felt very slow and plodding. This was my least favourite pick of the 12 shows I attended. Couldn't wait for the hour to be over.

S Si 110 days ago

The show was delayed by about 20 minutes, and having had to endure a 40 min wait for a prior show I nearly gave up the ghost. THANKFULLY I did not. This was worth the wait.

It was funny, energetic with a hint of drama. Took me back to school days and brought back memories from the playground and how we ribbed our mates over the most inane things and got into scraps. In amongst all the laughter there were dramatic moments around bullying etc not to be overlooked, it wasn't all about the comedy.

Loved every minute of the show and both actors' energised performances were fantastic and their audience engagement was top notch, without being awkward or uncomfortable.

So good I'd happily go see it again and give it 5 stars! (King of Asda - brilliant)

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Edinburgh Guide (5/5 stars) 95 days ago

If you want to find the Scottish talent at this year’s Fringe, look no further. Square Go is a true reflection of our school yard antics. Full to the brim with hilarious Scottish phrases, strawberry laces and what it really means to be a man. We find Max, hiding in...

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Miro Magazine (3/5 stars) 96 days ago

The combination of Hurley’s script and performances by Daniel Portman and Gavin Jon Wright make this the perfect antidote to skip happily into the night. Funny and well-conceived, Square Go is full of that teenage nostalgia – those rites of passage in a high school career. But it also acknowledges the validity and importance of teenage issues that often feel so small in adulthood.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

Max has done something stupid. He said he absolutely should not have done to Danny Guthrie (who, I heard enjoys drinking beer from a glass) and now he’s been summoned for his first Square Go – a coming-of-age ceremonial fight outside the school gates. As Max formulates somewhat of a...

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FringeReview 97 days ago

Perfectly staged in a Roundabout that takes on the semblance of a wrestling ring, Square Go is hugely entertaining theatre. It tells the story of 13 year old Max (Daniel Portman), hiding in the bogs at school and waiting for his arranged fight (the square go) with the school bully, the...

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ThreeWeeks (5/5 stars) 97 days ago

It’s time for Max’s “square go”. His rite-of-passage fight by the school gates. Unfortunately, he’s inadvertently picked his fight with Danny Guthrie, the school’s toughest boy, and there’s less than an hour until the final bell. It’s here that we join him, in Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair’s riotous delight...

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British Theatre (5/5 stars) 98 days ago

"a beautiful take down of the reductive nature of the macho swagger [...] It remains one of the best shows on the Fringe, so pick a side and Square Go!"

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