EGGS COLLECTIVE GET A ROUND
★★★★ The Stage ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ Three Weeks
‘'Glittery, alcohol-fuelled gold’ The Stage | ‘Raucous, joyful abandon’ The Guardian | ‘Seamlessly structured’ Exeunt Magazine |
‘Flies in the face of passive enjoyment’ Manchester Evening News | ‘A pitch perfect Kafkaesque feminist Dreamgirls’ G Scene |
| ‘An utterly beautiful show ***** ’ Duckie | ‘Full of guts and brimming with Northern soul’ Dickie Beau | 'A beautiful nightmare’ Fringe Guru |
You know what we always say, better out than in...
Pinned on the arse-end of a night out, Eggs Collective Get A Round is a show with lipstick on its teeth and Wotsits on its face. A wayward exploration of friendship, kindness and belonging that spills out towards its audience.
In a world that tells us we're not rich, thin or successful enough, Eggs Collective wonder if the basic principles of a good night out might just make the world a better place.
Smart and energetic, entertaining and political, this is a piece of theatre that warms hearts and reeks of Blossom Hill.
“Eggs Collective joyfully take us into their arms, then tenderly open their hearts to the 3am truths beyond face lacquer and consumerism... teary eyes glitter as much as the trio's gold mini dresses and generous smiles, and the love-filled show leaves us
both shaken and stirred.”
“Beyond the salty humour of all this... and it is very funny, performed with wonderful physicality and sharp comic timing – the cast allows recognisable vulnerability and sweetness to emerge”
"Craftily structured, whipping the audience up into a frenzy"
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
"A joyful reflection on the power of female friendship"
"Brilliantly powered by sweat, hair and a deep love for all humanity"
"A fresh take on a big night out binge by a fetchingly talented trio"
"Incredible, full of energy, hilarious and theatrically inventive"
New Diorama Theatre
"Smart, sophisticated, funny"
Richard Gregory, Quarantine
"Finds the company at their most dark and nihilistic. Brilliant performances, ferocious ensemble set pieces and rampant desperation on show"
Simon Casson, Duckie
"Laugh out loud funny and deeply touching, full of guts and warmth and brimming with northern soul. Eggs Collective are superb, vivacious, very special performers and they fizz with a chemistry that is irresistible. Absolutely one of the most exciting and accessible performance troupes in the UK today"
May 2014 Scratch at Pulse Festival, The New Wolsey, Ipswich.
June 2014 Work in progress at CPT, London
July 2014 Work in progress at Royal Exchange, Manchester and Latitude Festival, Suffolk
Aug 2014 The Counting House, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Spring 2015 Contact, Manchester | Lakeside Theatre, Colchester | Cast, Doncaster | Buzzcut Festival, Glasgow | Theatre In The Mill, Bradford | The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton | Battersea Arts Centre, London | Derby Theatre | Pulse Festival, The New Wolsey, Ipswich | Incoming Festival, New Diorama, London
Spring 2016 GIFT Festival, Gateshead | Soho Theatre, London | The Railway Inn, Halifax for Square Chapels' Plays in Pubs season
August 2017 Edinburgh Fringe | Summerhall
Commissioned by Contact. Developed with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Mark Whitelaw: Dramaturg
Mark Distin: Lighting Design
Ben Mellor: Stage Manager (tour 2015)
Rob Athorn: Production Manager (tour 2016)
Amy Chandler: Production Manager (tour 2016)
Sian Baxter: Stage Manager (Edinburgh 2017)
Roxanne Moores: Producer (2014)
Top image: Roshana Rubin-Mayhew
Production images: Richard Davenport