Ticker

Theatre (new writing, solo show)

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  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Iron Belly
  • 16:10
  • Aug 25
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Fight in the Dog in association with United Agents
  • Warnings and additional info: Deals with themes of grief
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Ticker follows twenty-something Spencer, a Geordie millennial who is deeply in love with the inestimable Gabi. But Spencer's life is torn apart by Gabi's untimely – and unexplained – death. How can he even begin to cope with finding himself suddenly a prime suspect and a chief mourner? Themes of outsider grief and loneliness meet black humour and frank dialogue, exploring male identity, toxic aggression and how not talking about things can eventually lead to self-destruction. Written and performed by Tom Machell, and directed and developed by Derek Anderson. 'Machell is outstanding' ***** (NewYorkTheatreGuide.com).

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There are 50 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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British Theatre.com (3/5 stars) 35 days ago

Ticker benefits from Machell’s strong, engaging performance as a troubled young man, broken and vulnerable but with a sinister streak of aggression.

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UK Theatre Web (5/5 stars) 39 days ago

Great work in a solo show where script, set and performance are all equally high standard. [...] Tom Machell plays his joy, rage and grief brilliantly, effortlessly switching from character to character.

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

For a show including more Grease references than most, this black comedy does not fall in the genre of ‘feel-good’; emotive, arresting, and even hilarious, might be better descriptors. Spencer, a brooding Geordie millennial, begins in a coffee shop – the insufferably organic type. We become enamoured by – and...

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ThreeWeeks (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

Spencer sits in a cafe, smartly dressed, but sporting a black eye. He’s there, he tells us, to meet his girlfriend, Gabi, who he is madly in love with, and proceeds to fill us in, drawing a detailed portrait of Gabi’s character and of their relationship. Along the way, he...

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (3/5 stars) 44 days ago

Punching a one-eyed unicorn in a hospital grieving room is better than therapy. This is what is declared by writer and performer Tom Machell, in Fight In The Dog’s Ticker. Machell plays Spencer, a man grieving...

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