Figs in Wigs are often onstage but how did we get here and how do we leave?

Often Onstage is an offbeat facetious romp that explores the ins and outs of the stage through the medium of dance. With one step forward and two hundred steps back this choreographic exercise in comings and goings plays with a myriad of ways to enter and exit the stage, unearthing dormant anxieties about life choices along the way.

With curtain calls, blood baths and exits pursued by bears, Often Onstage revels in the absurdity of theatrical traditions with the straightest of faces. There’ll be nods to the new, alongside bows to the Bard, as well as an underlying sense of doom that theatre is a dying art form. What if the only thing keeping you going are inspirational quotes and a subsidised income from your side project as a Backstreet Boys tribute act? It’s only a matter of time before we sell out, and we don’t mean tickets…

★★★★½ “I hate the Figs for what they’ve done to me, but I just can’t get enough of the way that they do it… A stunningly good watch.” The Greater Manchester Reviewer

“Smart, playful, effectively inconsistent, and hilarious… ‘Break a Fig’ for the future, Figs in Wigs.” – Reviewer Number 9

“Brilliant… I stumbled out of HOME with a page full of garbled notes and a whole new outlook on wigs… My very own absurd exit to match theirs.” – Mancunion

“Madly enjoyable.” – Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

“Frantic, physical and flushed… This is anti-theatre of the highest order.” – What’s On Stage

“Funny and inventive, a delightful hour of comedy.” – The Stage

“There is a life-affirming joyfulness to their routines, which fuse a happy daftness with more formally complex and layered repetitions.” – Total Theatre

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  • Running time 65 mins (no interval)
  • Recommended age 14+
  • This show includes haze
  • £12.50 full / £10.50 conc
  • Want to see two shows in one night? On Fri 2 & Sat 3 Nov you can see Often Onstage + Lands for £21 full / £19 conc. Discount will be added automatically in your basket