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An important truth told with formidable force through dance, music and fast-moving dialogue. ★★★★
The Scotsman


    Written byAdura Onashile
    Start date4 Aug 2016
    End date28 Aug 2016
  • TicketsFull price £18.50 / Standard concession £13.50 / Other concession £8.50. Previews £12.50 / £8.50.
    Genre Performance, Theatre,


World Premiere
Adura Onashile, Scottish Theatre Producers in association with the Traverse Theare Company

The country change, the city change, the people dem think they change, but I tell you dem shit the same. Dem all dey run from it the same.

One toilet attendant. Two sets of toilets. One night. Worlds apart.

A nightclub toilet attendant in a fictional club based on the Shimmy Club in Glasgow. Her conflicted journey spliced with flashbacks to the toilets of the Shrine nightclub in Lagos, Nigeria, where her younger self dreams of becoming a dancer in the revolutionary band of the late Nigerian musician, Fela Kuti.

Part of the Made in Scotland Showcase 2016. / @aduraonashile

Thu 4 Aug, 9.30pm

Preview Tickets
Full price £12.50
Concession £8.50

Fri 5 – Sun 28 Aug
(No Mon performances)
Note: Click on 'Book Now' for dates and times. 

Full price £18.50
Standard concession £13.50
Other concession £8.50

See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.

Access Performances
Audio Described, Wed 10 Aug, 9.45pm


Age Recommendation

Contains strong language.

Supported by Made in Scotland.

Image by Sally Jubb

  • Sabina Cameron, Teri Ann Bobb Baxter, Jamie Marie Leary, Diana Yekinni

  • Adura Onashile

    Writer & Director
  • Lucy Wild

    Choreographer/Movement Director
  • Karen Tennent

  • Simon Hayes

    Lighting Designer
  • Matt Padden

    Sound Designer
  • Rosie Kellagher

  • Collette McCarthy

    Assistant Director
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    British Theatre Guide
  • A play with a strong message and a powerful cast. ★★★★
    Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
  • Onashile's splicing of these two situations across time and country is genuinely inspired. ★★★★
    The National
  • Hard-hitting drama that holds a mirror up to exploitation and abuse. ★★★★
    The Stage
  • Two stories work in parallel and underline the brilliance in Adura Onashile’s abilities as a writer and director. ★★★★
    TV Bomb
  • ★★★★
    The Herald
  • Defiant and bold... Full of humour and jubilant dancing.
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  • Energetically performed by the cast of four, and with a superb lead performance from Cameron.
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  • Ambitious, lively and unsettling.
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    The F Word

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