Theatre (comedy, drama)

  • Greenside @ Nicolson Square - Lime Studio
  • 16:05
  • Aug 19
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Punch Monkey Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • Accessibility:
    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


In the Old West, three men converge in a saloon to drink and share violent tales. Their reality is shattered by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. A one-of-a-kind stage Western from the guys who brought you Reservoir Knobs. A gun-toting, rooting-tooting meditation on masculinity and mental health that questions the validity and potentially dangerous impact of the macho-cowboy archetype.

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General venue access

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

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • 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
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  • Is a wheelchair user
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Connor Reed 35 days ago

Brilliant show, brilliant cast, brilliant script, 5 stars all round

Baillie 36 days ago

5* entertainment from start to finish, exploring unique perspectives of grief, laced with comedy. Brilliantly written and performed.

Claire 38 days ago

A really brilliant show to see this year at the Fringe which took many hilarious and unexpected twists and turns culminating somewhere heartful. Wonderful performances, sound, lighting, props, everything. Would highly recommend for something a bit different!

Daniel McGowan 38 days ago


A refreshingly self-critical deconstruction of western tropes and the male ego. Carried by layered performances that bounce off one another flawlessly. An absolute must see.

Natalie Doidge 39 days ago

Having seen last years hit “Resevoir Knobs”, I thought I knew what to expect coming into this show, and boy was I wrong. The first section of the show is a perfectly pitched homage to the westerns we all know and love - Alistair Maxwell perfectly channeling Clint Eastwood with his grizzled monosyllabic loner, Chris McCall as a high energy dual-wielding gunslinger who’s all too eager to shoot from the hip, and Ben Ramsay as the nervous voice-of-reason bartender who’s biggest worry is the state of his saloon walls. The laughs come quick and fast in the stunningly paced opening sequence, with sight gags and witty repartee galore - as well as some choice facial expressions leaving the packed audience in stitches. Huge credit also to David Sellars whose incredible score perfectly sets the tone from the moment the audience enter. To share where the story goes from here would ruin the audiences journey, but the exquisite writing is relatable and touching without being too ham-fisted or maudlin. Special mention to Blair Young for once again stealing the show - having the audience hanging on his every word (especially the swear words). This is a very special show indeed, and one you won’t want to miss. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heather Maxwell 39 days ago

5/5 STARS!

A brilliant show. Insightful, thoughtful, and hilarious script with unexpected twists and turns. The cast has great chemistry and bounce off of each other beautifully. The setting, sound, and lighting blended perfectly with the scenes and created a great atmosphere. Can't recommend enough.

Rose 39 days ago

Fully set up for a classic Western performance, with the same injection of talent, character and humour of last year's Reservoir Knobs. We got all that but possibly better, with completely unexpected twists that had our stomachs drop in our seats and us giggling continuously out loud. The lighting was wonderful, and the set (which I believe the cast built themselves) was authentic and great. Well done to this hard working bunch for another show filled with personality and flair that I don't think you'll regret seeing for yourself.

George Bowers 39 days ago

Lots of twists and turns - was wondering how it would end! Great performances from all the actors and great character dynamics. Well worth a watch! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Morven 40 days ago

Great show with a good twist. Make sure you get along and see it!

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All Edinburgh Theatre (3/5 stars) 34 days ago

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