Tickbox 2

Theatre (family-friendly, storytelling)

  • 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 2 years


Actress-comedian Lubna Kerr explores her family's journey, sharing the challenges encountered with humour and emotion. Tickbox 2 raises issues about race, perception and identity. 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? This newly updated version, which is re-directed by Jairus Obayomi, explores the lived experience of growing up as a person of colour in Scotland. It has the potential to engage a wider, non-traditional, non-white theatre audience whilst sharing an important story of race and stereotyping to more traditional audiences.

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Access via The Green area. Quite steep ramp at entrance. All seating moveable.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Val Reid 96 days ago

Funny and poignant, taking in her families arrival in Scotland from Pakistan and her childhood in Glasgow in the 60s, Lubna is an excellent storyteller. A really entertaining show, go see it, you won't be disappointed!

Wil Taylor 106 days ago

This show is a masterclass in storytelling - Lubna recounts her experiences and those of her parents with tremendous warmth and charm, while at the same time demonstrating a sharp wit and leaning towards political satire. The show is frequently funny, but also very touching - the use of a washing line throughout is particularly powerful. The performance provides much inspiration for the audience, as well as serious food for thought when tackling issues such as colonialisation and institutional racism. This is a beautiful, heartfelt and deeply personal show, and I feel much the richer for having seen it.

Karen Adamson 109 days ago

Such a fabulous show. So thought provoking. We laughed, we cried (a little), Lubna tells her story with such warmth and humour. A must see

Douglas 109 days ago

A brilliant thought provoking show about Lubna‘s life after her family migrated to Scotland in the 60s and her experiences of growing up in Scotland as a Pakistani immigrant, as you might imagine it wasn’t always easy or pleasant, told with humour and honesty the show is engaging and a must see.

Kate Parkinson 111 days ago

If you’re going to see a fringe show this is one to see! It was clever and thought-provoking, while also including many witty quips. So grateful we got to catch it.

Angela Pridgeon 113 days ago

Great show. Thought provoking! Go and see it for yourself.

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 100 days ago

There is a truth to this which is all the more forceful for not being presented too forcefully; instead, it is done with grace and inner steel.

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Brig Newspaper (4/5 stars) 109 days ago

a warm-hearted, big-hearted hour of theatre

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