Square Peg

Theatre (solo show, comedy)

  • Paradise in Augustines - The Studio
  • 16:15
  • Aug 27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: BeRuffled Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Scenes of a sexual nature, Strong language/swearing
  • 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 2 years


Body Shop cucumber cleanser, satin bias-cut gowns, plucked eyebrows, muslin circular skirts, bleach-blonde hair, makeup and sex; the landscape of one man’s youth is a rich tapestry of beautifully wrought objects and less beautifully wrought relationships. Trauma, loneliness and craftsmanship form a constellation of a seemingly futile yearning for love and belonging and a soul-deep craving to be seen; to experience genuine intimacy. His failure to find peace becomes impossible to ignore, forced inwards to meet himself, he seeks solace in the worlds of poetry and birds; the humble blackbird, Hardy’s Darkling Thrush, may have the answer...

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Signed Performance
  • Accessible entry: The audience enter from George IV Bridge, with a couple of steps to enter the building. A temporary ramp is also available. The Studio is located downstairs, via a single width staircase. A lift is also available. The audience enter in the middle of the auditorium. There is a single row with level access, with further seating accessed via a raked centre aisle.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: 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: Gill Wood - Integrated into performance
  • 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

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  • 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

Kat Harrison 36 days ago

I had the great joy of seeing this on opening night and was overjoyed to see he has extended his run of this beautiful one man show. The timing clashed with my own and now that the shows are running earlier in the day I’m hoping to go back for a second helping. Simeon is so comfortable on that stage inviting us into his memories with easy humour and honesty. His comfort in his vulnerability invites you to reflect on your own life through hearing about his. All against a backdrop of the beautiful dresses and accoutrements of his previous professions as a dressmaker and leather worker. I can’t put into words all the reasons you should go see it - just go.

Lara F 43 days ago

An absolutely stunning performance from such a talented artist. Square Peg is a beautiful exploration of not only societal expectations around love, beauty, and gender but also those we place on ourselves. I laughed, I cried, I left feeling a little braver than when I went in. Go see this show.

David C 44 days ago

I found it so difficult not to be moved by this raw, poignant and equally humourous show. Simeon throws boundaries to the wind and invites the audience into the deepest recesses of his vulnerability, with bravery and candour. Do not miss this!

Sarah Docherty 52 days ago

So incredibly vulnerable, a stunning peek behind the curtain of gender expectations and discovering oneself. Simeon Morris is mesmerising with an electrifying performance not to be missed!

David Hepburn 56 days ago

Mesmerising. A show that spoke straight to me. Proof that it is possible to be gentle, graceful and thoroughly charming while incisively exploring the landmark moments of joy, pain, shame and revelation that shape a man. Simeon Morris is driven by an appetite for truth and beauty in the artefacts he creates, the man he is, and the experiences he shares with his audience. I am a man who has lived pretty much the same decades as the artist and I felt understood and released in the experience of this show. I can think of a raft of reasons why thoughtful, passionate, creative women will adore this show. But I want men to see it. I would urge men of all ages to see it while they can. I'll certainly make sure I see it again. It's a rare gem and an important expression of the glorious creative potential of masculinity.

Michael Gillett 56 days ago

Moving, intimate and charming. Feels like this guy has a million more incredible stories to tell, but the ones he shares are so compelling and hilarious. A beautiful and enlightening experience.

Ellen Trevaskiss 56 days ago

Incredible, intimate and raw performance! The best show I've seen at fringe so far. Simeon Morris is absolutely electric. If you're looking for something that'll make you laugh, cry and leave with a bizarre yearning for cucumber toner this is the show for you! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ben Harrison 56 days ago

Beautiful show, tender, revealing and gentle story of a boy growing up in Norwich wearing dresses and Kohl eyeliner. Beautiful and relaxed stage presence and excellent rapport with audience. Infectious love of his craft of creating dresses and other objects, and emerging bird-like from an awkwardly-parented beginning. A story about coming into yourself at 50 and following your dreams. Would throughly recommend.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

It’s a frank and involving piece, one which surely presents a more nuanced look at the contradictions of masculinity than almost any other on this year’s Fringe.

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Neurodiverse Review (5/5 stars) 37 days ago

This autobiography is told with elegance and a wise sort of reverence

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Fest (3/5 stars) 48 days ago

Simeon Morris stitches a tale of love, loss and authenticity.

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