Octopus by Afsaneh Gray
       
     
  Raises the hairs on the back of your neck   THE TIMES    Inspired and very funny   THE STAGE    Couldn't be more topical ... the perfect play   BROADWAY BABY    It is a great pity someone didn’t bring Theresa May to this show, but then I guess she was too busy trying to make the absurdities depicted in the satire a frightening reality.   BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
       
     
Production History
       
     
Cast & Creatives
       
     
Octopus by Afsaneh Gray
       
     
Octopus by Afsaneh Gray

“You’re an octopus. All mixed up, like me. One leg something, and one leg something else.”

Three women have been called in for assessment. Sara looks sort of Asian. Scheherazade sort of Middle Eastern. And Sarah is sort of white. But how British are they?

Octopus is published by Oberon

  Raises the hairs on the back of your neck   THE TIMES    Inspired and very funny   THE STAGE    Couldn't be more topical ... the perfect play   BROADWAY BABY    It is a great pity someone didn’t bring Theresa May to this show, but then I guess she was too busy trying to make the absurdities depicted in the satire a frightening reality.   BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
       
     

Raises the hairs on the back of your neck THE TIMES

Inspired and very funny THE STAGE

Couldn't be more topical ... the perfect play BROADWAY BABY

It is a great pity someone didn’t bring Theresa May to this show, but then I guess she was too busy trying to make the absurdities depicted in the satire a frightening reality. BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

Production History
       
     
Production History

First shown in extract form at Bites & Scratches II, April 2015

Edinburgh Fringe Premiere at Assembly Box, August 2016

co-produced by Fine Mess Theatre & Paper Tiger Productions

National Tour April-July 2017

Presented by Paper Tiger Productions & Greenwich Theatre in association with Fine Mess Theatre, at venues including Birmingham MAC, Canterbury Marlowe Theatre, Derby Theatre, Greenwich Theatre, Halifax Square Chapel, Maidenhead Norden Farm, Margate Theatre Royal, Oxford North Wall, Peterborough Key, Poole Lighthouse, Poplar Union, Tara Arts & York Theatre Royal

Cast & Creatives
       
     
Cast & Creatives

Directed by Pia Furtado

Music by Serafina Steer

Performed by Alexandra D’Sa, Dilek Rose, Rebecca Oldfield & Samara MacLaren