Birds of Paradise presents

Don’t. Make.Tea.

By Rob Drummond Tue 26 Mar – Sat 6 Apr 120 minutes
Youngish Perspective
Spy In The Stalls
Quinntessential Review
Birds of Paradise are back at Soho following their hilarious Wendy Hoose.

The near future. Chris never wanted to end up here.  She’s a proud woman and hates asking for help but when her condition deteriorated she had no choice but to claim benefits.

Ralph believes in the new system. He knows it can work for Chris. He’s here today, in her home, to assess her. To prove to her that there has been no mistake – she is fit and capable of working. Can Chris persuade him to change his mind? And, if not, how far is she willing to go to save herself?

This riveting new dark comedy from Rob Drummond ‘brings a laser-like focus to the current plight of disabled people in Britain’ (★★★★ Joyce McMillan, Scotsman).

Join Scotland’s preeminent disability led theatre company for a ‘laugh-out-loud comedy, psychological thriller, and deep conversation on the disabled experience of the state’ (★★★★★ Quinntessential Review).

All performances are captioned and have creatively embedded BSL interpretation, with audio description integrated into the script.

In association with Traverse Theatre. Supported by Royal Victoria Halls Foundation.

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Gillian Dean


Richard Conlon


Neil John Gibson


Nicola Chegwin


Emery Hunter


Creative Team

Robert Softley Gale


Kenneth MacLeod


Jamie MacDonald

AV Designer

Scott Twynholm


Lighting Designer

Grant Anderson