Theatre (solo show, performers of colour)

  • Summerhall - TechCube 0
  • 20:55
  • Aug 28
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Lubna Kerr
  • Warnings and additional info: None
  • Accessibility:
    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


How did a Pakistani family cope when arriving in cold and wet Scotland? Like many migrants they used food to make friends. But when no one had heard of a samosa, how could the barriers be broken down? You might have seen Lubna as Mina in Still Game at the Hydro in 2014, or perhaps you heard her on BBC Radio 4 in Loose Ends with Clive Anderson. See her perform all the characters, from Brown Owl to the acting agent, in her own engaging style in her first play Tickbox. **** (Scotsman).

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: Once in the courtyard, take the access ramp into the main reception, take a right down the corridor, past the cafe, through a corridor with neon strip lights in the walls(slightly inclined), past the red lecture and through the double doors into the ground floor of tech cube.
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • 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: 21 August, 16 August, 17 August, 18 August, 19 August, 20 August, 23 August, 24 August, 25 August, 26 August, 27 August, 28 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Permission to engage with performer

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 move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

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

Jane Jamieson 34 days ago

This was a fabulous show and it has really stayed with me. It was funny, poignant, sad, heart-warming, eye-opening and thought-provoking. I enjoyed it, but it was more, because it helped me to see into the lives of others and it will stay with me. This the epitome of a Fringe show, because it is theatre at its best in an intimate setting and a story with real depth. The lady next to me cried, the guy next to her said 'Everybody should watch this show, especially all the youngsters, it should be compulsory viewing!' I agree.

Charlotte Walker 35 days ago

A play that really speaks to everyone, Tickbox literally does tick all the boxes! It's funny, moving, and at times makes uncomfortable listening. Written from the heart and performed with warmth and passion it's a must see show.

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Bouquet and Brickbats (3.5/5 stars) 37 days ago

Lubna Kerr emigrated from Pakistan to Glasgow when she was just a child. Now, many years later, she looks back on her life, growing up as an outsider, marginalised and stereotyped, and she rails – softly – against the constrictions she has endured.

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