We'll Have Nun of It

Musicals and Opera (musical theatre, new writing)

  • Underbelly, Cowgate - Belly Button
  • 15:50
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Sister Sister Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing or potentially triggering themes, Strong language/swearing
  • 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


A unique new musical with a fully actor-muso cast, this Charlie Hartill Award finalist blends contemporary pop, soul, and folk music in a dynamic story of convent school life. Follow four friends as they navigate the angst and joys of the 60s, with all of its liberations and frustrations. Through turbulent struggles of Irish emigration, sexuality and faith, sisterhood remains the light through it all. 'A masterpiece from start to finish' ***** (Palatinate).

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
  • Accessible entry: There are 16 steps into this venue from the cowgate entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 16 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:

  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • 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
  • Permission to engage with performer
  • 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

jean anderson 28 days ago

The actor-musicians are fabulously talented;they have some of the best voices at the fringe! They also play so many different instruments. Brilliant songs, gorgeous acting, Unfortunately I was very frustrated at not being to make out the words of the songs

Katie Slater 30 days ago

One of the greatest productions I have ever seen, not just at Fringe! I'd been looking forward to seeing the show for a while as it sounded like something I'd love and it surpassed my expectations. The actor-musicians are unbelievably talented being able to play so many different instruments, and have some of the best voices at the festival this year. Brilliant songs, gorgeous acting and creative direction too. I hope We'll Have Nun of It goes on to more runs, would be absolutely at home on the West End. Easy 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ER 30 days ago

Found this really moving. Harmonies gave me goosebumps. Incredible talent on show. Only issue for us was the sound - it was nigh on impossible to make out the words being sung due to the volume of the music. Maybe live captioning would be the answer.
It says something though that I enjoyed it immensely - the musicality, acting, harmonies, the synergy between the actors all phenomenal, if I only I could follow the full narrative as well. I would happily watch this again to see if I could pick up more.

Steve Hewitt 33 days ago

Lovely show showcasing fabulous musical talent and exuberance and a heartwarming story. Definitely a must-see show this year and we look forward to a touring version in the future. 5* For sure.

Erin Walfisz 35 days ago

23. 5 stars - The actor musicians were AMAZING, the music and the talent and the joy and the heart of it all. Reminded me of spring awakening in its darker moments. It was all so passionate and sensitive. You could see the pure joy in the performers as they switched mellifluously between instruments and scenes. Even when they weren’t singing or playing you could see the performers beaming at their peers! The direction and writing were fantastic, you were with the characters the whole way through- felt their struggles and triumphs. There was a gorgeous queer love story that felt so natural and fit uniquely and subversively in the convent school setting. They got a very well deserved standing ovation. This musical is a gem of the fringe and I am sure is going to go far! So excited to see what these immensely talented people do in the future.

Kevin Corry 35 days ago

Really enjoyed this show, with spirited performances both vocally and in their acting, the characters move from engaging to funny to sad. Wonderful stuff.

Charlotte 36 days ago

With beautiful voices the small cast of five also proved to be accomplished instrumentalists as they took the audience on a journey through the highs and lows of the life of convent schoolgirls in the 1960’s. A hugely enjoyable production with a mix of humour and sensitive performances regarding issues affecting the adolescent characters portrayed.

Rowan Walls 36 days ago

Just loved this! Hugely talented cast, beautiful voices and instrumentals. Touching individual stories and a glimpse into life in a Covent in the ‘60’s. Highly recommend

Jeff 40 days ago

Best surprise of the Fringe. No idea what such an amazing group of singers, musicians & songwriters are doing in such a modest venue... but a must see, 5 stars!

Andy Craig 41 days ago

A must-see performance. Easily the best thing I’ve seen this year (and quite possibly any year). Beautifully written songs, breathtaking performances by a wonderful cast of inspiring young people.

sue och 42 days ago

actors can sing and play instruments. small performing area. sound levels far too high. Did not enjoy the story.

carlijn nouwen 43 days ago

Amazing show. Great acting, stunning voices and harmonies and a story that fit well within the hour with enough depth to both the individual characters and their collective experience. STRONGLY recommended to go see!!!

Lowen Costello-Roberts 44 days ago

The story and music is just stunning. Beautifully crafted, and I was hooked throughout.

Stephen Callaghan 45 days ago

Brilliant performances from this multi talented young cast. Amazing voices and great performances on their instruments. Do not miss it.

Hannah S 45 days ago

Incredibly impressed by the sheer talent of this cast! So brilliant and moving to hear different Irish perspectives/stories/voices. A beautiful gem of a show

Don Kinnersley 47 days ago

A fabulous show. Beautifully written by Finola Southgate and performed with so much energy and joy. Multi skilled cast with a great future ahead of them. Original music full of charm, emotion and story. Loved it.

Liz Lea 47 days ago

Our favourite show of the fringe, the performers are so talented - loved it!

Annette Dart 49 days ago

A brilliant show! Fantastic live music beautifully performed telling the story of 5 friends at their repressive Catholic boarding school in the 1960’s, The cast play all the instruments throughout the show which is incredible. Funny, poignant and totally uplifting.

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The Independent (3/5 stars) 31 days ago

We’ll Have Nun of It is a vibrant production bursting with catchy tunes and beautifully executed by a cast full of rich, harmonious voices.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

An impressive feat

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Musical Theatre Review (4/5 stars) 37 days ago

This song cycle and storytelling journey will lift your spirits until you can’t help but join in and celebrate the wonders of youth and its indomitable spirit.

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