SUSPS: The A Cappella ‘Friends’ Show

Music (a cappella, musical comedy)

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Where Friends meets Pitch Perfect! The Bristol Suspensions tell a story of friendship and scandal using chart-topping hits, familiar characters, and funky choreography… not to mention top-class vocals. Hopefully we can all be Friends in the end! After winning the UK National Championships in 2021 and a sell-out run in 2022, The Suspensions are back and ready to 'be there for you' at the Fringe! Whether you’re watching for the first time or coming back for more, we can’t wait to deliver a stand-out performance for you. Could this show BE any greater?!

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  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access through foyer area to ground floor theatre
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Karl Hoffmann 38 days ago

What a fantastic show! It was witty and energetic from start to finish. The singing was superb and the script was hilarious! We loved the show and would highly recommend. We saw the group last year and they never fail to impress! Five stars!

Claire & Andy 39 days ago

If you want to see a fun show with OUTSTANDING singing, great choreography and a bunch of genuine nice people put on a fabulous show you can't go go wrong watching this. Last chance today, treat yourselves!!! Well done SUSPS and thank you!!! Well done. Loved the show

Paula Mckeown 41 days ago

Amazing!!! From start to finish it was fabulous! The Singing was mind blowing. Took my 12 year old with us who is hard to please and she loved it too.

Henry Chadwick 41 days ago

As per usual the Bristol suspensions have raised the bar for collegiate acapella shows! It is a showcase of incredible talent found not only in their singing but also their brilliant acting, choreography, and writing of the show. A must-see for anyone looking for a feel good show to top off their fringe this year!

peach 43 days ago

so many incredible voices & so much fun. definitely something worth watching just for the insane vocal talent!

Alan Finlayson 44 days ago

The Bristol Suspensions is an award winning professional and polished a capella group who consistently perform at the Edinburgh fringe at the highest level. This year's show is loosely based on characters in the Friends TV programme and the narrative is aimed at friendships, break-ups and rivalries between those characters. Needless to say the quality of group vocals, the solos and the choreography is of the highest order and all in all makes for a highly enjoyable show. On a final note, this is not a remake of Friends and it doesn't purport to be one, despite what one reviewer thinks, so the review stating that 'the acting was very poor' was unnecessary as the Suspensions are singers and dancers, not trained actors. If you want to see college a capella at its best you must see 'S.U.S.P.S'!

Christopher Hobbs 45 days ago

While the singing was OUTSTANDINGLY good (from most of the performers) this had absolutely nothing to do with friends and the acting was very poor from almost everyone. The script seemed incredibly cheesy like the sort of thing you’d find in a 7 year olds school play. It just didn’t seem like anyone was really making an effort apart from some of the girls. After one song, one boy talked to a member of audience quietly for 5 seconds unnecessarily when everyone else was getting in place for the next scene. On the positive note, the song choices were good and it was an engaging show. I’d give this a 2/5 stars. Thank you!

JB 45 days ago

The singing was very good. Not the biggest fan of the teenage drama plotline, personally would prefer to see actual dynamics between the singers instead of a fabricated one.

Charlotte Regan 48 days ago

As per, the Suspensions delivered a show with infectious energy, innovative choreography and banger after banger. Always an audience favourite, if you’re going to see one a cappella group at Fringe, make it this one!

Becci Richardson 48 days ago

Enjoyable show, a happy way to fill an hour. Possibly helps having seen Friends otherwise the humour may get lost in translation!

Marion 49 days ago

A must see. Exciting musical arrangements, beautifully blended voices and superbly talented soloists.

Sarah Chimbwandira 50 days ago

What a fantastic show today - full of the energy, slick choreography, clever story telling and above all amazing and distinctive Suspensions sound. Highly recommend you catch this show if you can - book now so you don't miss this fun, uplifting experience.

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Theatre Travels 36 days ago

an excellent contribution from young performers that hopefully continue to come to the fringe for many years to come.

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Musical Manda (4/5 stars) 40 days ago

Well executed with clever arrangements and harmonies.

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