When We Were Normal

Theatre (drama, modern)

  • theSpaceTriplex - Studio
  • Times vary. Click 'Dates, times and prices' to view the calendar
  • Aug 15-20, 22-27
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 12+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Three Sisters Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes
  • 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 18 months


A brilliant piece of new writing that follows 17-year-old Max’s awakening to her own voice and sexuality. When We Were Normal welcomes the complexity and joy of modern love, family and friendships.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access is via a different route across the courtyard of the Royal College of Surgeons, our FOH team can advise.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access, Lift (Platform Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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

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

Cameron Cook 34 days ago

Beautiful, wonderful, engaging piece of theatre. The writing, directing, and performances are all excellent. A great story, well told, touching on and resonating with the world now. Very much worth seeing!

Thomas 35 days ago

A very well-written play, beautifully performed. Sometimes funny, sometimes moving, but engaging and entertaining throughout.

Melanie 35 days ago

An engaging and affecting new play about family and relationships. Perceptive, mature writing and beautifully acted by this young company. I have been three times and, as an older mum, found it really moving every time - especially that ending. Don’t miss it before it ends on Saturday!

Michael 38 days ago

A sensitive, sad and very thoughtful show very well worth seeing.

Jon Rogan 38 days ago

Many words and superlatives to describe such a show. Great acting to present some very good writing. I went to watch with no preconceived ideas and was immersed from the beginning to the end. Top marks to all involved and to include Lurpack as a prop was a real treat and assume a budget buster

Stella Bell 38 days ago

The third time I have seen a 'Three Sisters' show at the Fringe, and they keep getting better and better. Lovely characterisations throughout and a very well-constructed piece. Thank you

Jack Dryden 38 days ago

A touching family drama with impressive performances from the cast. Beautifully directed, not afraid to pause and allow space to breathe.

Sasha Hails 38 days ago

This is a gem of a show! A perfect little play about family and growing up which manages to feel hugely important and relevant while telling a small brilliantly observed universal story. Beautifully written, directed, acted and produced. I can’t wait to see this again in london. This company is one to be watched xxx

Gayle R 39 days ago

Brilliantly written & a great cast. Going home to check my Brazilian doesn’t look like an angry Hitler.

Susan Ball 39 days ago

Intelligent, insightful writing with heart, humour and wisdom. Brilliant performances. Not a line wasted. The audience laughed and wept. A must-see show from this talented young company.

Margaret Nygren 39 days ago

What a stunning production. Wonderful play, extraordinary acting. Absolutely 5*. I hope you get the audience and reviews you deserve.

Meredith 41 days ago

Highly recommend for the poignant glimpse into lives and loves that are so easy to empathise with. The writing and dialogue is particularly impressive because it switches between ages so easily - mother, daughter, friend - and never says too much, letting the pauses and phrases speak for themselves. I loved it and look forward to seeing more from members of this company.

Theo Bryer 41 days ago

For me, this is the perfect fringe show. I was utterly transported by a powerful and affecting narrative; so sensitively acted and beautifully directed. This is witty and mature writing by a playwright and a company to watch. The young cast made me laugh and cry and the play has stayed with me.

Ann H 43 days ago

I loved this - funny and tender, beautifully written, finely acted and directed. A very talented young cast and writer. Relevant and relatable, I feel lucky to have seen this.

Andrew Greenhill 43 days ago

I feel fortunate to have caught this one! Funny and moving play, capturing the challenges of reconciling differing values around gender, sexuality and disability. Managed to do this without parodying or judging the characters, exploring them sympathetically instead. A multi layered exploration of many current issues, concisely and movingly written and acted. Watch this play and keep an eye on this company.

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