Freak Out

    This town is falling apart. Let’s dance the night away.

    Before its Edinburgh Fringe run at the Pleasance, Coin Toss Collective’s critically acclaimed sell-out show returns to Bristol.

    Devised and performed by an ‘ingenious’ company of seven, this multilayered show tells the story of UK communities battling coastal erosion and draws on research into affected communities in East Anglia. 

    FREAK OUT! was developed with choreographers Anthony Matsena (Sadler’s Wells),  Deepraj Singh (BSA) and Papatango Prize-winning playwright Matt Grinter. 

    This high-energy theatrical cocktail blends clowning, physical theatre, and live art to explore climate anxiety, what home means and what we owe to each other. 

    Would you like to build a sandcastle with us?


    ‘changes tones at the speed of light with exceptionally ingenious flair ★★★★★ (Broadway World)

    ‘both a love letter and a tribute to our coastlines, this is not one to miss. ★★★★ (Theatre & Tonic)

    ‘a poetically playful and creatively choreographed moment for reflection’ ★★★★ (Fringebiscuit)

    ‘At no point are you lost, but at no point do you know what might happen next.’ ★★★★ (A Youngish Perspective)

    It has previously been performed at Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic (2022), VAULT Festival, London (2023) and Camden People’s Theatre, London (2024).

    Coin Toss Collective are a seven-strong company of ‘joyfully chaotic’ theatre-makers and performers – Alyssa Thomas, Ben Notice, Claudia Kurucz, Rosie Mullaney, Sol Woodroffe, Sophia Oriogun-Williams & Weronika Dwornik.

    They formed in 2021 through Made in Bristol, a year-long theatre-making residency at Bristol Old Vic. Just like the act of tossing a coin, their approach to theatre-making is playful, curious and open to experimenting with ‘liveness’, which often takes their work in exciting and unconventional directions. They have made three shows together so far.

    • RUNNING TIME60 mins (no interval)
    • TICKETS£15 / £10
    • VENUE

    Content warning: strong language and themes of climate anxiety


    Standard from £15 / Concession from £10 (Tickets and prices subject to availability)
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    Members on sale 12:30am on Wed 1 May
    General on sale 12:30am on Fri 3 May

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