In the disabled toilet in Tesco, we meet Billy and Neil. Dressed in combats and carrying enough explosives to blow the place sky high, they examine life and attempt to decide whether violence is sometimes the only way to be heard.
Billy: ‘This is it, ten minutes and it’s all coming out. I feel like I’ve been holding it in for so long. That’s how I feel, like I can’t bloody breathe.’
Neil: ‘ Mum’s doing steak and kidney pudding today. I ain’t dying on a steak and kidney pudding night.’
With a title inspired by Kurt Cobain’s suicide note, this is a darkly comic exploration of the lives of young, working class men in austerity Britain. Vividly exploring boys’ relationships with their dads, toxic masculinity, and our attitudes to terrorism; it shows how two seemingly ordinary people can be pushed to shocking extremes, without even realising it.
"Gritty, chilling drama spiced with a shot of black comedy."
"Winner of the Bobby Award 2019 – the best theatre show at the Fringe 2019."
"A powerful script, two gut-wrenching performances ….a masterclass in tension"
"A tough, loud hour that depicts radicalism without flinching, and asks questions about the culture that allows it to thrive.’"
"..absolutely flawless.... a rare gem at this year’s fringe and deserves to be seen. Leaving a theatre thinking “wow” because it leaves you speechless, speaks volumes."
"Powerful, dark, shocking and packed full of humour, with a finale filled with tension."
"A clever and funny piece of writing… add in the fine acting of its two cast members, it’s a play that has enough about it to have a bigger life after Edinburgh is over."