I Hate It Here

Mon 03 Jun 2024


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60mins (no interval) | 16+


£12* (£10)* | £5* students/under 25s



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I Hate It Here

A game show. A nurse. A chicken shop. Dolly Parton. A golden umbrella. Making it rain. Quite a lot of hopping. Some bingo. Zero hours contracts. You better work b*tch.

I Hate it Here is an interactive devised piece about zero hours contracts and instability. It centres on Plang, an elderly care worker who loves a boogie, Tara, a nurse with a penchant for Anne Robinson, and Spud, a teenage fast-food worker who would just love a date with fit Clare. Join them for their shift but expect some interruptions from the BIG BOSS.

You will be asked to participate in game shows, sign up for shifts and have the chance to WIN BIG at BINGO. All of this could be yours if you just sign here _______________________.

Reviews of I Hate It Here:
★★★★ ‘a clever, accessible and hugely entertaining piece’ – All Edinburgh Theatre
★★★★ 1/2 ‘silly, intelligent, and utterly poignant.’ –  Theatre and Other Things
★★★★★ ‘heart-warming and hilarious’ – The Student
★★★★★ ‘A thought-provokingly witty, accessible, and thoroughly entertaining piece’ – Corr Blimey

Previous praise:
★★★★★ ‘It’s a gorgeous achievement, you’ll want to watch it repeatedly.’ – The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Hilarious…Laughs at every turn’ – The Sunday Times
★★★★ ‘Hugely funny and desperately poignant’ – The Stage

About Sweet Beef

Sweet Beef is an emerging queer theatre collective led by director Jess Haygarth. We work as a collective to explore socio-political issues that affect us, with a healthy dose of audience interaction, comedy, dance and drag.

Sweet Beef are Associate Artists at Pleasance Theatre from 2023-2025, have been awarded the Queer Arts Commission by Stanley Arts as part of London Borough of Culture 2024.

I Hate it Here has had sell out runs at Pleasance Theatre London, Summerhall, Camden People’s Theatre’s Sprint festival and Omnibus Theatre’s Vault Festival Rehomed Season 2022 IT was shortlisted for both The Pleasance Charlie Harthill Award and Les Enfants Terribles LET Award.

Additional Information

This show contains flashing lights, loud noise, food & strong language.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Photo credit: Alex Brenner


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