1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

10 Dome - Pleasance Dome


Suitable for ages 12 and above


Important information:

This show contains non-graphic explorations of sex and violence.

A nation wakes up from war, the lake sits stagnant and eerie and all the while a record spins. Franz Woyzeck, a young soldier, grapples with his fragmented mind as he sinks deeper and deeper below the surface of reality. Attempting to provide for his illegitimate son and lover; rank and rule conspire to plunge Woyzeck into a kaleidoscopic dreamscape where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.

Following a sell-out 2017 Fringe debut, the award-winning Spies Like Us breathe new life into Buchner’s classic tale with their trademark explosive physical style.


Praise for Our Man in Havana:


WINNER of Theatre Weekly’s ‘Best Fringe Debut’ award 2017


SELL-OUT Edinburgh Festival Fringe Show 2017


★★★★★ - Everything Theatre
★★★★ - Broadway Baby
★★★★ - Theatre Weekly
★★★★ - The 730 Review


"Unmissable... This wouldn't be out of place on the West End" - Everything Theatre 


"Quite simply a joy... I've rarely seen physical theatre done this seamlessly" - Broadway Baby 


Spies Like Us is an ensemble physical theatre company comprised of six Young Pleasance graduates as part of the Pleasance Futures' XYP initiative. With a combined total of 34 Edinburgh and London fringe runs behind the six members, the company focuses on devised visual storytelling which puts movement at the forefront of the narrative. Their award-winning debut production Our Man in Havana ingeniously dissects the piercingly relevant themes of misinformation and corruption using only five actors and a vacuum cleaner in their trademark explosive physical style.




Twitter: @Spieslikeus_ 

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A truly astounding work of theatre... I've seen performances at the Royal Ballet that are less in synch and smoothly choreographed
5 stars
Voice Mag UK
Simply mesmerising... masters of physical theatre
5 stars
Theatre Weekly
An impressive, stunning piece of physical theatre
5 stars
British Theatre Guide
5 stars
Ed Fringe Review
A tense, dark, and utterly exhilarating ride
4 stars
Broadway Baby
Spies Like Us are hugely gifted, and it feels like you’re being let in on a secret when you watch one of their shows.
4 stars
Everything Theatre
4 stars
Fringe Biscuit

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