Expensive Shit

Adura Onashile, Scottish Theatre Producers and Soho Theatre present

Expensive Shit

  • By Adura Onashile
  • Tue 4 - Sat 22 Apr 2017, 7.15pm. matinees 3pm
  • From £10

‘An important truth told with formidable force through dance, music and fast-moving dialogue.’
★★★★ Scotsman

WINNER: 2016 FRINGE FIRST AWARD

One toilet attendant. Two sets of toilets. Worlds apart.

In the toilets of the Shrine nightclub in Lagos, young dancer Tolu dreams of being picked to join the revolutionary band of musician Fela Kuti.

Now, decades later, she’s a toilet attendant in a Glasgow nightclub, servicing drunken revelers and taking tips from men looking for a cheap thrill.

But all that glitters isn’t gold and when a line is crossed Tolu must choose between truth and power.

An all female Black cast star in the Fringe First award winning play full of wry humour and euphoric dance. Splicing the story of the Shimmy club – prosecuted in 2013 for allowing male patrons to watch the women’s toilets through a ‘spy mirror’ – with flashbacks to the infamous Shrine nightclub in 1980s Lagos, this is an Afrobeat-filled exploration of freedom, power and exploitation.

Running Time: 60 mins
Age Recommendation: 16+

Audio Described Performance
Tue 18 Apr at 7.15pm
Touch tour at 5.45pm

Captioned Performance
Wed 19 Apr at 7.15pm

‘An important truth told with formidable force through dance, music and fast-moving dialogue.’
★★★★ Scotsman

‘A heart-rending and twisted, yet laugh-out-loud funny triumph’. ★★★★★ To Do List

‘Providing some powerful messages about gender politics and life’s inevitable disappointments.’
★★★★ British Theatre Guide

‘A play with a strong message and a powerful cast.’
★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine