One Life Stand

Written by Eve Nicol | Music by James Frewer and Honeyblood

When we can have sex whenever we want, with whomever we want, why settle for a normal relationship? With the promise of fresh excitement just a swipe away, is Kat’s long-term lover really her lifelong dream?

One Life Stand is a late-night search for intimacy across a hyperconnected, hypersexual city, exposing the loneliness sometimes found in modern relationships, where the expectations of love and lust are ever-changing.

Written by Eve Nicol with music by James Frewer and Honeyblood, this is the latest gig theatre production from the award-winning company behind All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.

Sponsored by The Good Broadband Company.


“Few shows have captured the conflicting emotions evoked by dating apps and social media. None has done it as stylishly as this.”
★★★★ The Stage

“A cautionary tale of our need to get to grips with the way mass connection is remoulding us, its message is needed.”
★★★★ The Scotsman

“The whole show is absorbed with colour, in a city of loneliness where everyone is terrified of the dark.”
★★★★ A Younger Theatre


Paines Plough Roundabout, Edinburgh

1-26 August 2018 (not Tuesdays) – 9.45pm

£9 previews (1, 3 Aug)
2-for-1 Monday (6 Aug)

One Life Stand, Paines Plough Roundabout, August 2018

Photos by Wullie Marr.

One Life Stand, Paines Plough Roundabout, August 2018


Creative team

Director – Paul Smith
Musical director and co-composer – James Frewer
Co-composers – Honeyblood
Designer – Natalie Young
Lighting design – Jose Tevar
Sound design – Ed Clarke
Production manager – Emily Anderton