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Octopus transfers to Theatre503



After a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe ("Raises the hairs on the back of your neck ... laugh-out-loud funny" The Times), Octopus transfers to London's prestigious Theatre503 for one week only, from 11 to 15 October ( We're so excited to be bringing this satire about what it means to be British back to London. We've had some incredible audience responses: if you've missed it so far, now's your chance!

Rebecca Oldfield on octopus embraces


We asked Rebecca Oldfield, who plays Sarah in Octopus, yes, you guessed it...eight questions.

How do you feel about this Octopus?

Excited. A bit nervous, but looking foward to getting to grips with this eight-legged creature.

Why should Edinburgh want some Octopus?

Edinburgh will LOVE and embrace this Octopus. It's diverse, thought-provoking, hysterically funny, infuriatingly accurate. It has music, attitude and a lot of heart! I think it will fit right in at Edinburgh.

Alex D'Sa on all things tentacular


We asked Alex D'Sa, who plays Sara in Octopus, er...eight questions.

How do you feel about this Octopus?

Totally energised and engaged. I want to throw this Octopus in the middle of Westminster and see each of its tentacles capture certain politicians in a headlock.

Why should Edinburgh want some Octopus?

Apart from the obvious deliciousness of octopus haggis, Edinburgh is such a diverse, open place with endless possibilities, sharp comedy and musical masterminds -- all of which can be found in Octopus!