Growing up in Kilburn, siblings Madani, Maryam and school mate Alex hit it off from the moment they meet. 10 years later, playful chats about ninja turtles and bobble pens have been kicked out by teen opinions powered by podcasts, porn and politics. Still, best friends can talk about anything. So why are there suddenly so many unspoken thoughts between the three? A critically acclaimed play direct from the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 about teenagers crashing into the modern world.
★★★★'Powerfully performed by a first-rate cast it's a funny sugar-rush of exceptional energy' The Scotsman
★★★★ 'Superb coming-of-age tale...brilliantly done' The Wee Review
★★★★★ 'Four days into the Festival, and I might have found the best piece of Fringe theatre I’m likely to see this year' The Fountain
Chatback Theatre are a small, female-led company specialising in new writing for theatre. Our shows explore the big issues through small scale, thought-provoking, character driven storytelling. Our first play 'Rachael's Cafe', was based on the playwright Lucy Danser's friendship and interviews with Rachael Jones, a transgender woman living on the Bible Belt in the USA where she ran an inclusive cafe. After a run at the Edinburgh Fringe the play transferred to the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Brighton Fringe and had a three-week run at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London. Our second play 'Lost in Thought' was a two-hander exploring the relationship between Felicity, who has OCD, and her mother over the course of 10 years. Written by Lucy Danser it was directed by Helena Jackson (King's Head Theatre Associate Director, 'Nine Foot Nine' Bunker Theatre, Royal Court, Edinburgh Fringe 2018) with sound by Nicola Chang ('SIX' West End, 'White Pearl' Royal Court Theatre, 'STOMP' International Tour), and developed by Soho Theatre Young Company. After a run at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 where it revived four stars from The Scotsman and was shortlisted for Les Enfant Terrible's Red Ladder Award, the play was performed at Theatre503. In 2019 the same creative team took 'If This Is Normal' to the Edinburgh Fringe, with support from Soho Theatre Young Company and Greenwich Theatre, where we were selected to perform on the Pick of the Fringe and received four and five star reviews from The Scotsman, The Wee Review and The Fountain amongst others.Book Now
Two passports, two names, one woman. Peyvand is British. Parisa is Iranian. Dual citizenship can feel less useful than it sounds. Or perhaps it's the spark that'll start another revolution.
SLAMinutes is a cabaret with a conscience. 30 performers of every possible variety have ONE MINUTE each to have their say on what the hell is going on.
PYNEAPPLE explores the minds of five young black women on different journey’s on their life, yet still connect through their individual battles with mental health, sexuality, discrimination and self-love.
Precautionary lists of do's and don'ts are the focus of this comic dialogue between two male lovers. One character uses the safe-sex rules as an excuse to avoid intimacy.
|Tuesday 25 February||Tue 25 Feb||18:00||£11.00||Venue: Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Wednesday 26 February||Wed 26 Feb||18:00||£11.00||Venue: Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Thursday 27 February||Thu 27 Feb||18:00||£11.00||Venue: Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
|Friday 28 February||Fri 28 Feb||18:00||£11.00||Venue: Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street||Book Now|
The Fountain ★★★★★ "Four days into the Festival, and I might have found the best piece of Fringe theatre I’m likely to see this year."
The Scotsman ★★★★ "a funny sugar-rush of exceptional energy until suddenly, yet with almost tragic inevitability, it takes a turn into genuinely troubling waters."
The Wee Review ★★★★ "a joyful, witty coming of age tale."
EdFringe Review 1 ★★★★ "It’s a truly engaging performance that provides great food for thought."
EdFringe Review 2 ★★★★ "a compelling, bittersweet screenshot of adolescence."
Everything Theatre "Delivered by three compelling actors, this is the sort of play that people can’t stop talking about on their way home, splitting opinions and sparking debate."
Fest Mag "complex and bittersweet."
The Stage "Danser is good at digging into the emotional mess of the situation and exploring how outside influences – porn, religion, their parents – can distort young people’s ideas about intimacy."
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