27th Jul 2021 - 30th Jul 2021

Downstairs - Pleasance London

6:30pm, 8:40pm

Suitable for ages 18 and above


Important information:

This show contains descriptions of suicide and some references to sexual assault that some may find distressing // OFFER: 10% Off Groups of 4 or more, applied automatically at checkout (not applicable on concessions or across multiple orders)

For the white working class peeps and the men in particular,
This tale is a word of warning,
Your pink sky in the morning.
You can do anything with words...

In a profound and thrilling mix of music and storytelling, head/lining is a lyrical deep dive inside the mind of an ordinary white boy as he comes to terms with his noxious upbringing and orbits mental breakdown.

A crackling indie rock gig that tears itself open to confront fragments of society, family and self, this fearless one-person play grapples with class, identity and prejudice in modern Britain.

Sell out hit from Pleasance's Fringe Future Fest 2021 returns!

Group Offer: Book 4 or more full price tickets for head/lining and get 10% off! Automatically applied at checkout on 4+ full price tickets. This performance will be in Pleasance Downstairs which is operating at a maximum of 80% capacity to provide additional spacing to customers as restrictions relax. This is in addition to enhanced cleaning, additional hand sanitation stations, and improved ventilation throughout performances to provide the safest theatre experience possible. We also strongly encourage all ticket holders to wear a mask while inside the venue, unless exempt.


Performed by Charlie Heptinstall and Jordan El-Balawi

Written by Charlie Heptinstall

Directed by Matt Strachan

Composed by Dan Follows

Movement Directed by Tessa Guerrero

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Please click the link below to download a Large Print version of the show synopsis. Please email [email protected] if you need any further assistance.

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