The Spaces

The Spaces.

A selection of venues that mainly put on plays, but some shows are comedies.

www.thespaceuk.com

The Spaces's 8 venues

The Spaces shows

11+.

11+

  • Stand-up
  • 8 - 9
  • 20-24 Aug 2019

11+ explores the strange and funny challenges we go through in trying to get into a grammar school. The show...   Full listing

2001: A Sketch Odyssey.

2001: A Sketch Odyssey

  • Sketch show
  • 6.50
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

Join five intrepid kids as they stumble across a treasure trove of old videotapes, containing the answers to life, the...   Full listing

Absolute Improv!.

Absolute Improv!

  • Improv
  • 10
  • 2-10, 12 & 14-24 Aug 2019

TBC Improv welcome each and everyone of you to an hour of improvised comedy variety fun! Come and join top...   Full listing

Aca-rrested: Behind Bars.

Aca-rrested: Behind Bars

  • Music
  • 10
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

The Bristol Suspensions are on trial for crimes against a cappella! The 16-piece mixed a cappella group from the University...   Full listing

Almost, Maine.

Almost, Maine

  • Play
  • 8
  • 12-17 Aug 2019

A cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter. All is not quite what it seems in the remote...   Full listing

amendments: A Play on Words.

amendments: A Play on Words

  • Play
  • 10
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

John Chesterton works in a world where political correctness is paramount. Fear of offending an increasingly sensitive populous is widespread...   Full listing

Arrivals. Dougal Thomson.

Arrivals

  • Play
  • 9.50
  • 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 24 Aug 2019

Where is the worst place to wake up hung-over? Answer: Budapest Airport. Who is the worst person to be with...   Full listing

baby-go-round.

baby-go-round

  • Cabaret
  • 10 - 12
  • 2-3, 5, 7-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

Time is ticking for Kate to have a baby... how far will she go to make it work? Georgia has...   Full listing

Between Us. Image shows from L to R: Alex Keen, Rachel E Thorn.

Between Us

  • Improv
  • 9.50
  • 2-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

Boy meets girl. But then what? Between Us is a bittersweet play that tells the inside story of one couple's...   Full listing

Bitch, Antigone.

Bitch, Antigone

  • Play
  • 12
  • 2-3, 5-10, 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

From Australia's outrageous Out Cast Theatre and writer Steven Dawson, the team that brought 2014, 2015, and 2018 Fringe sell-outs...   Full listing

Bottoms Up!.

Bottoms Up!

  • Play
  • 8
  • 2-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

Wayne is a conman. Wayne doesn't want to pay taxes anymore. Wayne discovers that the heads of all religious bodies...   Full listing

Brain Rinse. Mike Raffone.

Brain Rinse

  • Improv
  • 9 - 10
  • 2-10 & 12-24 Aug 2019

Brain Rinse returns. A semi-improvised sketch show that turns the idea of audience participation on its head. Love, war, spirituality...   Full listing

Bubble Show for Adults Only.

Bubble Show for Adults Only

  • Clown
  • 9.50 - 10.50
  • 2-10, 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Mix one-part physical theatre, one-part bubble artistry and one-part neo-burlesque and you get a soapy concoction of kinky, in-your-face theatrics....   Full listing

Bull.

Bull

  • Play
  • 9.50
  • 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 & 24 Aug 2019

This dark comedy by Mike Bartlett shows the cruelty of human nature through bizarre power play, manipulation and vindictive honesty....   Full listing

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare.

Come Dine with Mr Shakespeare

  • Play
  • 8 - 9
  • 20-24 Aug 2019

Reality TV lurches onto the stage, with four familiar Shakespearean characters competing to win a thousand gold crowns. Lovesick Duke...   Full listing

Compost.

Compost

  • Play
  • 8
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

When two ex-government peons decide their next mildly illegal venture is selling bins that supposedly turn plastic into compost, they...   Full listing

Dear Mr Dead Head.

Dear Mr Dead Head

  • Play
  • 8 - 10
  • 2-3 & 5-10 Aug 2019

Ten friends. Three idiots. One protest. One accidental murder. Let us take you on a journey to Sunny Side Day...   Full listing

Defying Logic.

Defying Logic

  • Play
  • 8
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

We meet Lily in a therapists office in Manhattan. We learn about her dysfunctional family, and how she ended up...   Full listing

Disenchanted.

Disenchanted

  • Music / play
  • 15
  • 2-3 & 5-10 Aug 2019

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs 'em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit...   Full listing

EAST.

EAST

  • Play
  • 10
  • 12-17 Aug 2019

EAST provides a vivid snapshot of working-class East End life in the 1970s as Mike, Les and Sylv fight the...   Full listing

Elizabethan. David William Hughes.

Elizabethan

  • Music / storytelling
  • 7 - 9
  • 2-10, 12-17 & 19-23 Aug 2019

Join Tobias Bacon as he lutes and lusts his way through Elizabethan England in this new musical comedy based on...   Full listing

ET The Extra Testicle.

ET The Extra Testicle

  • Sketch show
  • 7
  • 5-10 Aug 2019

The Malignant Humours have written you a prescription for some medical-grade sketch comedy! Returning for their 20th year at the...   Full listing

Grave Concern.

Grave Concern

  • Play
  • 9
  • 2-3 & 5-10 Aug 2019

There are only two remaining vacant graves in the family plot - and Uncle John will not miss out on...   Full listing

Grease.

Grease

  • Music / play
  • 15
  • 3-10 Aug 2019

Grease - the original high school musical that has never dated, with its toe-tapping high-energy mix of raw teenage emotional...   Full listing

Hearts Like Fists.

Hearts Like Fists

  • Play
  • 5
  • 2, 4-5 & 7 Aug 2019

A female superhero-noir comedy about the dangers of love. Full of stage combat, this live-action comic book follows the adventures...   Full listing

Heir Heads.

Heir Heads

  • Play
  • 9
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

They have been dreaming of this since they were young and now the day has finally come. After the inevitable...   Full listing

Her.

Her

  • Play
  • 10
  • 12-17 Aug 2019

Who can be a mother? What makes them a mother? Do we actually need one? Cariad and Catrin confront the...   Full listing

Holy Sh*t.

Holy Sh*t

  • Play
  • 8
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

In a desperate last-ditch attempt to save their underfunded and dwindling church, two priests come to the conclusion that the...   Full listing

How to Hide a Body in New York. Image shows from L to R: Emily Draper, Blair Peyton, Brandon Follick, Sterling Mulbry, Heather Cook.

How to Hide a Body in New York

  • Sketch show
  • 8
  • 12-17 Aug 2019

NYC's acclaimed sketch group travels across the pond to perform their outrageously funny jam-packed show... and escape the authorities. Join...   Full listing

Hyper-Nice. David Watson.

Hyper-Nice

  • Stand-up
  • 8
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

Aspiring to be more vacuous? Thanking strangers for no reason? Hyper-Nice is a new, original, one person stand-up show in...   Full listing

Improv, She Wrote.

Improv, She Wrote

  • Improv
  • 8
  • 2-10 Aug 2019

Trinity College Dublin's best and only improv group arrive at the Fringe to bring you brand new characters, storylines and...   Full listing

Improvabunga!.

Improvabunga!

  • Improv
  • 7
  • 2-3, 5-10, 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Improvabunga is the totally improvised movie adventure extravaganza. See your favourite film genres come alive on stage in a 50...   Full listing

Improvisers Assemble!.

Improvisers Assemble!

  • Improv
  • 5.50
  • 2-3, 5-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

In the world's darkest hours, when everything seems comedy-less, only one troupe of comedians can save us all. Improvisers, assemble!...   Full listing

In Pursuet. Eleanor Higgins.

In Pursuet

  • Play
  • 9
  • 2-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

Inspired by true events: a passionate Sue Perkins Superfan, sent to a therapist to deal with her drinking, relays her...   Full listing

Iolanthe.

Iolanthe

  • 12
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

Expulsion, electioneering and enchantment. Iolanthe takes Gilbert's satirical wit to parliament and Sullivan's score to fairyland. Strephon loves Phyllis, a...   Full listing

Jennifer B.

Jennifer B

  • Music / play
  • 9
  • 13, 15 & 17 Aug 2019

Jennifer B is a must-see! She's a thirty-something blonde with a red lipstick, a protruding front and an animal instinct....   Full listing

Jewbana. Susie K. Taylor.

Jewbana

  • Play
  • 9.50
  • 8-10, 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Right before your very eyes, Susie K. Taylor will attempt an act like no other: an escape... from herself. This...   Full listing

Just Like a Woman.

Just Like a Woman

  • Play
  • 7 - 8
  • 2-3, 5-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

Ellie, Liz and Tig have worked in the factory for a very long time. Assembling stuff. Checking stuff. Rejecting stuff....   Full listing

Liminality.

Liminality

  • Play
  • 12
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

A scholar and an amnesiac find themselves on the shore of the river Styx. The play follows their bizarre attempts...   Full listing

Little Shop of Horrors.

Little Shop of Horrors

  • Music / play
  • 7
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

Florist's assistant Seymour becomes a sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a macabre craving. He is in love...   Full listing

Mallets.

Mallets

  • Play
  • 8 - 9
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Mallets takes place on a prissy perfect croquet lawn in Middle England, as the most tranquil of summer afternoons is...   Full listing

Mandy Picks A Husband.

Mandy Picks A Husband

  • Play
  • 8
  • 13-17 Aug 2019

Almost 40 and totally single, Mandy takes us on a hilarious, raw 55-minute rollercoaster ride unearthing the magic elixir for...   Full listing

Me and My.

Me and My

  • Play
  • 8.50
  • 5-10 Aug 2019

Tired of being ignored, attention-seeking Grief takes it upon herself to be seen. A silly exploration of the annoyance of...   Full listing

Medium Rare Improv.

Medium Rare Improv

  • Improv
  • 6
  • 2-3, 5-10, 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Beard of Zeus returns for their fourth year! Come and see the amazing improv troupe from Southampton perform their newest...   Full listing

Midges.

Midges

  • Play
  • 7
  • 12-17 Aug 2019

A comic Highland noir whodunnit. Midges, biting, irritating, in your face, everywhere - is there no escape? Four women in...   Full listing

Mobile Phone Show.

Mobile Phone Show

  • Play
  • 6
  • 5-9 Aug 2019

'Ladies and gentlemen, the performance is about to begin, could I please ask you all to turn your mobile phones...   Full listing

Mojo.

Mojo

  • Play
  • 10
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Fast-paced, thrilling, dark and bold. Among the slick bustling chaos that is 1958 Soho, [l]Mojo/f] captures the hilarious agony within...   Full listing

Mr Nice Guy.

Mr Nice Guy

  • Play
  • 6
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Local celebrity Jeremy Shaw is shot on his way to work one morning. He finds himself questioning his morals and...   Full listing

News@1066. Alice Roberts.

News@1066

  • Sketch show
  • 7
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Set in a TV studio, News@1066 puts history straight! Roving reporters get to the bottom of history's biggest stories. Fast-moving...   Full listing

Noir Hamlet.

Noir Hamlet

  • Play
  • 10
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Passion, jealousy, and murder never got so many laughs! John Minigan's new and wild reimagining of the Shakespeare classic has...   Full listing

One Giant Leap.

One Giant Leap

  • Music / play
  • 10
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

In an unassuming French restaurant, an American news anchor meets with a man who reveals to her that the 1969...   Full listing

Predictably Irrational. Bernard Ross.

Predictably Irrational

  • Stand-up
  • 10
  • 2-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

Why do we still have a headache after taking a 1p aspirin which disappears when we take a 50p one?...   Full listing

Reservoir Dugs.

Reservoir Dugs

  • Play
  • 10
  • 9-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

Scotland's answer to a Tarantino classic. How will four criminals react when their jewellery heist goes horribly wrong? We follow...   Full listing

Rhinoceros.

Rhinoceros

  • Absurdist
  • 10
  • 5-9 Aug 2019

'People who try to hang on to their individuality always come to a bad end!' Noun: rhinoceros. Plural noun: rhinoceroses....   Full listing

Seasoned Professionals.

Seasoned Professionals

  • Play
  • 7
  • 2-3, 5-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

When government cuts hit the Department of Seasonal Mascots, Santa and friends panic! It soon becomes every man/woman/rabbit for themselves...   Full listing

Shakespeare! The Panto.

Shakespeare! The Panto

  • Play
  • 7.50
  • 2-3, 5-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

A side-splitting flashback to the 16th century, where the Bard of Avon is holding auditions for his newest show -...   Full listing

Something Else.

Something Else

  • Absurdist
  • 10
  • 2-3, 5-10 & 12-17 Aug 2019

What do you expect when you go to a holiday resort? Seaside memories, hearty dinners, relaxation and... purgatory? This is...   Full listing

Special Measures.

Special Measures

  • Play
  • 10
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

A classroom comedy. With more teachers leaving the profession than ever before and the Minster for Education denying any responsibility....   Full listing

Stay Loyal to the Royals.

Stay Loyal to the Royals

  • 10
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

YouTube sensation, The Queen, is bringing her unique brand of Christmas messages live to the stage. Concerned about the future...   Full listing

Surveillance.

Surveillance

  • Play
  • 10
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

After a hugely successful debut with their show iDENTiTY, Anomaly Theatre Company returns with three new dark comedies scrutinising the...   Full listing

Takin' It Easy, 1916.

Takin' It Easy, 1916

  • Play
  • 7.50
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Near Bristol, a clueless Swindonian encounters a secluded town with a distaste for strangers. Will he adapt to their unusual...   Full listing

Tally Ho, Secret Several!.

Tally Ho, Secret Several!

  • Play
  • 9
  • 16-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Spoof of Enid Blyton's famous adventure book series The Secret Seven. Join this unruly bunch of intrepid explorers as they...   Full listing

TGIF.

TGIF

  • Play / sitcom
  • 8 - 9
  • 2-3, 5-10, 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

TGIF is the best worst episode of Friends you'll see this summer. Four best friends meet every Friday night to...   Full listing

The 27 Club.

The 27 Club

  • Play
  • 9.50
  • 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21 & 23 Aug 2019

It is the evening of a new art gallery exhibition where Nick finds himself surrounded by the chaotic memories that...   Full listing

The Feminazis.

The Feminazis

  • Play / satire
  • PWYW
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

Tired of the lack of progress in gender equality, Sal and Libby decide to take things into their own hands...   Full listing

The Great Health Con. Phil Hammond.

The Great Health Con

  • Stand-up / storytelling
  • 12
  • 2-5, 7-12, 14-19 & 21-25 Aug 2019

We spend trillions on health but like Brexit, nobody knows what it means. So who's conning who? Is anyone sexually...   Full listing

The Humans.

The Humans

  • Play
  • 5
  • 2, 4-5 & 7 Aug 2019

At Thanksgiving, the Blake family gathers at the run-down Manhattan apartment in Chinatown of Brigid Blake and her boyfriend Richard....   Full listing

The John Rowe Show. John Rowe.

The John Rowe Show

  • Chat show
  • 9 - 10
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

Get your groove on in this fabulously fun musical chat show hosted by Aussie singer, producer, talent coach and ex...   Full listing

The Last Bread Pudding.

The Last Bread Pudding

  • 8
  • 12-17 Aug 2019

Coming from their success at the 2017 All-England Theatre Festival semi-finals, Our Star Theatre Company proudly presents their award-winning comedy,...   Full listing

The Liar.

The Liar

  • Play
  • 5
  • 2-3 & 6-7 Aug 2019

Lovers, gossips, duels, jealousy, clowns and, of course, lies. The Liar, a French comedy by Corneille, adapted for the modern...   Full listing

The Life of Spies.

The Life of Spies

  • Play
  • 10
  • 6-10 Aug 2019

When the UK's finest spy, Bonnie, is sent on a mission in the Swiss Alps, everything goes wrong when she...   Full listing

The Penguin Tango.

The Penguin Tango

  • Play
  • 10
  • 5-10 Aug 2019

In this side-splitting, screwball comedy, inspired by actual events at the Bremerhaven, Brooklyn, and Central Park Zoos, a community of...   Full listing

The Shambles.

The Shambles

  • Improv / stand-up
  • 6.50
  • 2-3, 5-10, 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

The Shambles, University of York's improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe for their 12th year. Bringing you hilarious...   Full listing

The South Afreakins. Robyn Paterson.

The South Afreakins

  • Play
  • 9
  • 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21 & 23 Aug 2019

Gordon and Helene are stuck in South Africa and in their rut. One longs to get out and experience everything...   Full listing

The Village Fate.

The Village Fate

  • Play
  • 7
  • 20-24 Aug 2019

In June 2017, one vote changed a village in middle England forever... Dividing a community in two... Let [l]The Village...   Full listing

The Witch of Wall Street.

The Witch of Wall Street

  • Play
  • 8
  • 2-17 Aug 2019

Financier? Miser? Witch? A dry-witted tale about the life of Hetty Green, once America's richest woman. From selling her fine...   Full listing

There Is No Problem (Here).

There Is No Problem (Here)

  • Play
  • 8
  • 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 22 & 24 Aug 2019

Have you ever wondered what your favourite fairy tale characters are up to off-duty? Well, there's a good chance they're...   Full listing

Three Menopausal Maids. Image shows from L to R: Susan Graham, Carol Parradine, Lesley-Anne Webb.

Three Menopausal Maids

  • Sketch show
  • 8
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

The Three Menopausal Maids are back with their new comedy sketch show for 2019 after the 2018 sell-out success and...   Full listing

Toothbrush.

Toothbrush

  • Play
  • 5
  • 12-17 Aug 2019

Alena and Kat are splitting up. Both fresh out of university, Alena has gotten herself a job in London. This...   Full listing

Top Trumps.

Top Trumps

  • Play / music
  • 6
  • 5-9 Aug 2019

A curious assortment of guests attend a dinner party hosted by a mutual acquaintance. When one of them disappears things...   Full listing

Trust the Teenagers.

Trust the Teenagers

  • Sketch show
  • PWYW
  • 13-17 Aug 2019

Trust the teenagers to fall too hard, to act too fast, to think too deep, to drink too much. Watch...   Full listing

Twelfth Night.

Twelfth Night

  • Play
  • 5
  • 19-24 Aug 2019

One of Shakespeare's funniest comedies brought to you by CYD. These talented highly skilled improvisers are enjoying their fourth year...   Full listing

Unmeetables.

Unmeetables

  • 5 - 10
  • 2-3, 5-10 & 12-18 Aug 2019

We all try to avoid certain people - bros with cats, people handing out flyers, vegans. But there are some...   Full listing

Vinyl Encore.

Vinyl Encore

  • Play
  • 9
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Bruised egos and broke, two forgotten rock stars try to record the album that makes sense of their lives. This...   Full listing

Voice of Authority. Dean Temple.

Voice of Authority

  • 10
  • 2-10 & 12-24 Aug 2019

European premiere. Best of Fest award-winner, Pittsburgh Fringe Festival 2018. 'Hidden gem' (FringeReview.co.uk). 'Perfect. Magic' (Theasy.com). With the US Department of...   Full listing

Volpone.

Volpone

  • Play
  • 8
  • 2-3 & 5-10 Aug 2019

Powerful forces of greed and deception clash in this explosive adaptation of Ben Johnson's classic comedy. Hog Head Theatre Company,...   Full listing

Wait Wait Bo Bait.

Wait Wait Bo Bait

  • Storytelling
  • 5
  • 2-4 & 6 Aug 2019

Waiting... Waiting... Waiting... What are you waiting for, right now? Christmas to come? The phone to ring? Class to be...   Full listing

We Want You To Watch.

We Want You To Watch

  • Play
  • 10
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

'Can we just say we're completely pro sex' - Pig. Pornography is taking over the world. Pig and Sissy want...   Full listing

West of Frances.

West of Frances

  • Play
  • 9
  • 12-17 & 19-24 Aug 2019

Frances is over-qualified and under-enthused. She works in a newspaper obituaries section and writes letters back to bereaved families. Frances'...   Full listing

You Have A Match.

You Have A Match

  • Play
  • 10
  • 12-17 Aug 2019

Two girls take on the world of app store dating. In a society where its easier to swipe right then...   Full listing

zounds!.

zounds!

  • Play
  • 10
  • 2-3 & 5-10 Aug 2019

zounds! is a comedy about the Greek gods during the Trojan War, set in the present. In the ninth year,...   Full listing