The Events

The Assembly Rooms

17.01.18 to 20.01.18


“I don’t want to understand what happened to me, I know what happened to me. I want to understand what happened to him.”


Claire, a female priest who leads a choir in a community setting experiences something terrible – a young man she vaguely knew turns a gun on those who ‘aren’t from here’ in an attempt to make his mark on society. Inspired in part by the 2011 Norway Terror attacks, The Events is an unflinching look into understanding such horror, and if a community can repair themselves from the unthinkable.


The Events was first performed at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sold out to critical acclaim, winning a Fringe First award as well the coveted Guardian's 'No. 1 Best Piece of Theatre of 2013.'

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