Five Pigeons Pecking a Bin Bag presents
PISS AND BILE
by Beth Wilson and Daniella Finch
3rd October at 9pm
4th October at 9pm
Tickets: £12 | Concessions: £10
Running Time: 80 minutes
15+ Strong language, blood on stage
Picture this: Bob’s Bistro.
A cafe owned by a guy who has never even made a coffee.
The place is grotty.
Piss from a broken upstairs bog leaks through the ceiling and the coffee machine is held together with sellotape. It’s £7 for a latte. No sorry, they don’t have oat milk, grow up.
People come and go, lives continue, time drags, nothing is real but everything is uniquely painful. A skeleton called Larry has a full time residency.
PISS AND BILE is about two mates, suffering in the service industry, who both want out. So one applies for a big city job and the other discreetly does the same. Wracked with guilt, pressure and the pursuit of happiness, their friendship is put to the test.
PISS AND BILE is a hilarious play about being sad in your 20’s. It's about that fun little infamous ‘quarter-life crisis’, you know, that really funky time when nothing means anything and everything seems to be getting worse. You know - your 20s?
PISS AND BILE uses comedy to interrogate the gruelling transitional decade of your 20s and aims to normalise feelings of stasis, loss and anger. Develing into and discussing these themes is important in a post-pandemic world, particularly the impact on young people in such a pivotal period of their development.
PISS AND BILE also uniquely scrutinises the link between poor mental health and the service industry by exploring themes of stagnation.
Here’s what people have being saying so far:
“As a theatre company, it’s clear Five Pigeons Pecking a Bin Bag are capable of producing brave work and are definitely one to watch.” - Everything Theatre review
‘The humour of the piece is one of its real strengths – it’s absolute jokes. Wilson and Finch (also the writers) wield their acerbic wit with rich success’ - Everything Theatre review
‘Unafraid to get ugly and uncomfortable, Finch and Wilson flirt between ribbing and squabbling [...] When there is space for the friends to bounce off each other, Wilson and Finch are magnetic.’ - The Reviews Hub
“The strength of the writing is apparent throughout; the staging and occasional interaction with the audience is sharp and knowing.” - @LouReviews
“PISS AND BILE is a bold two-woman show […] filled with spilled drinks, absurd comedy, and harsh truths about friendship in your mid-twenties. Grab tickets while you can!’ - Emma White, Director of PISS AND BILE 2020
‘The audience very much feels part of the action and heavily involved in the character's lives. Scenes are short and snappy-every word makes an impact, nothing is wasted. First script to make me roar with laughter. Brilliant comedy writing and honest portrayal of the importance of female relationships.’ - Francesca Baker, Forward Dialogue, Just Some Theatre