Theatre (verbatim, new writing)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    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 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


Sugar? is a brand new show exploring utterly hilarious, painfully relatable and beautifully told real-life stories of homelessness through a blend of verbatim theatre, physical storytelling and live and recorded sound. Through silent discos at sponsored sleep-outs, panic buttons in interview rooms and spontaneous rap battles, Sugar? was born. Shortlisted for the 2022 Sit-Up Awards for social impact (Edinburgh Fringe). 'Probably one of the most important pieces of theatre you will see this year' **** (Backstage Bristol, June 2022); 'Endless energy… an emotional roller coaster making me both laugh and reflect in equal measure' ***** (Stagetalk Magazine, June 2022).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 10 August, 17 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:

  • Performer goes into audience area
  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Distinctive smells
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • 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

Celeste Cahn about 13 hours ago

An excellent piece of verbatim theatre that touchingly examines houselessness and the ways in which societally with contribute to it with tenderness and humour. The actors portray several different characters with great clarity and I donMt know how to say this other than that something about watching those transformations brought me joy. But it still delivers a hard hitting and important message and one that will stick with me as I go through my daily life.

Aileen Quealy about 14 hours ago

This enjoyable show balanced humour and pathos in equal measure, making you laugh and reflect. The underlying theme of homelessness was delivered in a way that neither judged or attempted to educate, rather allowing the story to unfold and ‘characters’ room to breathe.
Well done ladies!

Estelle Palmer 1 day ago

The powerful message of this piece is delivered with such warmth. ‘Sugar?’ is laugh out loud funny, relentlessly creative and leaves you both thinking about the the voices that it amplifies and singing about biscuits.

Katie B 5 days ago

LOVED this. It’s a clever and funny verbatim play giving a voice to the Bristol homeless community, performed by a trio of hugely talented women. Think London Road or DV8, with clever calls to action at the end. Entertaining but also important. One of my top three at the 2022 Ed Fringe.

Aisa Nerva-Culley 8 days ago

A gorgeous show intertwined with hard hitting truths and barrels of laughs. If you don’t see Sugar? You are doing Edinburgh Fringe wrong. It’s fantastic.

meghan loughran 8 days ago

Incredible. Versatile, resourceful, funny, emotional, musical, physical. This play has everything, and what a message to go with it. MUST SEE.

Angela Williams 8 days ago

This piece explored a highly important, and often ignored social issue, presented in an innovative, exciting, energetic and poignant performance style. The intimate space allowed the performance to make a close connection with the audience, ensuring an emotional impact on the viewers.
I particularly liked the different theatrical approaches used to deliver their message, from musical theatre style songs, physical theatre, to rave dance and heart-felt monologues. A truly original and fantastic 50 minutes of theatre.

Nadia Freeman 9 days ago

Creative, well acted, designed, thoughtful, great use of space and movement. Left with a greater perspective on homelessness.

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 13 minutes ago

Homelessness is a blight on our society and this verbatim play from Bristol based Suspension Theatre aims to throw light on some of the nitty gritty of the issue.

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Everything Theatre (3/5 stars) 1 day ago

well-devised show

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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 10 days ago

What a glorious surprise!

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Dates, Times and Prices