Date

4 - 28 August

Time

6:55 pm

Venue

Underbelly Cowgate

Tickets from

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Living a Little

With not a zombie in sight, we are taken into a sanctuary of "normality" while the outside world rots...

In a secure flat, complete with a TV, a sound system, video games and enough alcohol to host a Scottish wedding, we meet Rob, an ill-mannered, politically incorrect Scottish lad and Paul, a very chirpy, kind-hearted Northerner.

The arrival of battle- hardened Penelope disrupts the status quo as she challenges their way of life whilst seeking relative comfort and safety after living out in the wild of a zombie apocalypse.

Penelope may be a fighter and a survivor, but what’s the point of surviving if you’re not going to live a little?

 

Written by Finlay Bain

Directed by Jordan Murphy

“It’s pretty impressive how many subtle themes are cleverly sewn into the plot, a testament to the strong writing that makes Living a Little so much more than an offbeat comedy. This is a fresh and brave exploration of friendship which is both touching and hilarious in equal measure, it’s well written and beautifully performed.” - Theatre Weekly  ★★★★★

“Led by Murphy's clear vision for the show, the company tells an acutely hilarious and socially aware story encompassing true friendship, eccentric coping methods, and a broader reflection on humanity” - Broadway World  ★★★★

Winner of the Origins Award at The Vault Festival for Outstanding New Work

Presented By

Riot House Theatre

Duration

60 Minutes

Advice

Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing, Strobe lighting

Price

Tickets from

£7.00

Accessibility

For more information on accessibility and to book tickets, please contact the box office on 0131 510 0395 or access@underbelly.co.uk

Important Information

Event Infornation:
Age Category: 14 and above (14+)
Age Category Type: Restriction
Website: www.facebook.com/livingalittletheplay
Venue Number: 61
Venue Box Office Number: 0131 510 0395
Festival URL: www.underbellyedinburgh.co.uk
Babes in Arms: Babies in arms not permitted.

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For more information on accessibility and to book tickets, please contact the box office on 0131 510 0395 or access@underbelly.co.uk

reviews

“Living a Little is incredibly funny, in fact it’s downright hilarious”

Theatre Weekly

★★★★★

"Unique and genuinely hilarious"

Hiive

★★★★★

“Sharp, witty and moving… A writer to keep an eye on”

The Stage

★★★★

“An absolute joy to watch”

The Break A Leggers

★★★★★

“Living a Little is a riot from start to finish"

Broadway World

★★★★

"Exquisite... A night out not to be missed”

West End Wilma

★★★★

“The piece had the audience howling”

London Theatre 1

★★★★

"The perfect balance between hilarity and pathos”

Reviews Hub

★★★★

"Funny, likeable and incredibly entertaining”

Remote Goat

★★★★

"Top-notch cast”

Act Drop

★★★★

“Living a Little is a superb piece of theatre"

Savage Journal

“Thirkell is instantly likeable as Paul"

I Watch Plays And Stuff

“Bain steps into the role of Rob with wolverine ferocity”

West End Wilma

★★★★

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