Become a Friend

Rachel Ní Bhraonáin


Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm–Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm

Epic Studios

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Tickets: £7.50 - £20.00

This is the thrill of fighting another human, without the fear. This is a dance, a gig, a theatrical shove into the heart of the pit. This is the meaning behind the chaos.

The Mad Bastards, The Pit Protectors, The Karate Choppers, The Bearded Beer Drinkers; everyone plays their part in this ritual of wild abandon.

With live music, real interviews, dance and text, five performers dive into the deeper meaning behind a misunderstood subculture. Is this violence or dancing? What are the rules? What do bacteria, birds, gas and moshers have in common? And why would anyone do this?

This is a show about a community connected through music and risk. This is a show with humour, heart and a whole lot of headbanging.


Important information

Venue: Epic Studios

Age guidance: 12+

Content warning: Contains references to violence and swearing.

Duration: 1 hour


Tickets: £20.00

Concessions: 10% off tickets priced £10 or over for D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders and Jobseekers

Under 18: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Young NNF: £7.50 tickets for ages 18-25 with our FREE YoungNNF membership. Sign up here

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23 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £20.00


24 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £20.00


25 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £20.00

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