Where and when: Pleasance Courtyard (Upstairs), 60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ Wednesday 3rd–Monday 29th August 2022 (not 10th, 23rd), 15:10
What it’s all about… Block’d Off is about the experiences and lives of working-class people who find themselves stuck in the cycle of deprivation. This is when you are unable, because of your circumstances, to rise out of what you have unless major sacrifices are made by yourself or people around you, or you simply get lucky. That’s a brief way of putting it anyway, it is a complex issue.
You’ll like it if… You are anyone of any age who understands what Class is, and anyone who has an opinion on how class plays a role in our life. Whether you identify as any of the strands of working-class, or middle or upper-class, then you will be able to find something in this show.
You should see it because… Block’d off offers a new perspective and new information on working-class living. It is very easy to have media portrayals depict our idea of another group that is different from us and we have to take it upon ourselves to diversify that image with different opinions. I hope that the audiences of Edinburgh take away a new perspective on this important topic.
Anything else we should know…: Block’d Off is a one of a kind play. It is a one-woman show that sees the performer play over 20 different characters with slickness and truth, and at multiple stages embodying multiple characters at a time using physical storytelling. Whether you love or hate the messages it speaks, you will never see anything like it.
Where to follow:
Twitter: @blockdoffplay, @arrowwooden, @ElGordoTheatre, @thepleasance
Ticket link: https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/blockd#overview