Desperation Bingo merges verbatim theatre with our favourite seaside game – bingo!
However, we’re playing for high stakes. We’re playing for the last 69p in Heather's account. We’re playing for the cost of her public liability insurance. We’re playing for the story of when she used to steal birthday cakes from work which would feed her and her flatmate for a week. We’re playing for Creative Scotland funding, 20p vodka at the Jaffacake in 1999, we’re playing to stop Heather’s Mum having her disability benefits cut.
It’s just for fun. But it might just change your life.
Desperation Bingo was performed at the Biscuit Factory during Fringe 2017 and was winner of the Fringe Zeitgeist Award.
The Fruitmarket Gallery invited the company to perform Desperation Bingo on ‘The Temple of Jackie’ during Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition. The cast also worked Donachie’s infamous advice bar.