Square Go


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Max is a normal-ish kid in a normal-ish town. He spends his days daydreaming and hanging out with his weird wee pal Stevie Nimmo. But when Max is called for his first Square Go, a fight by the school gates, it’s his own demons he must wrestle with first. 

Featuring an original soundtrack by members of Frightened Rabbit this unmissable collaboration between Fringe First-winning writers Kieran Hurley (Heads Up) and Gary McNair (A Gambler’s Guide to Dying) is a raucous and hilarious new play about playground violence, myths of masculinity and the decision to step up or run.


Writers: Kieran Hurley and Gary McNair 
Director: Finn den Hertog 
Lighting Designer: Peter Small 
Original Soundtrack: Frightened Rabbit 
Sound Designer: Kieran Lucas
Movement Director: Vicki Manderson 
Props: Martha Mamo
Production Manager: Callum Thomson (UK Tour 2019) 
Stage Manager: Carrie Taylor (Edinburgh Festival 2018 & 2019, 59E59 Theatres)
Stage Manager: Rachael Head (UK Tour 2019)   

Cast: Gavin Jon Wright and Scott Fletcher (Edinburgh Festival 2018)

Cast: Gavin Jon Wright and Daniel Portman (59E59 Theaters, Edinburgh Festival 2019)

Cast: Euan Bennett and Laurie scott (UK Tour 2019)


Francesca Moody Productions in association with SEArED Productions 


‘Riotously entertaining’ ★★★★ The Independent

‘Finn den Hertog’s production is – there’s no other way of putting it – brilliant, brilliant fun’ ★★★★★ The Stage

‘It’s irresistible’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘Fast moving and… thrilling’ ★★★★ The Scotsman

‘A riotous night of school boy insults, theatrical wrestling and perceptive insights on male aggression’ ★★★★ The Skinny

“Square Go is impeccable” ★★★★ The List 

“Accessible, highly entertaining and with a resonance far wider than its immediate setting” ★★★★★ The National 

‘Unapologetically sweaty, sweary, and Scottish, a great big middle finger to ‘proper theatre’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘Has the feel of a new Scottish classic’ ★★★★★ Broadway World 


WINNER Scotsman Fringe First 2018 

FINALIST Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Play

FINALIST Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Fight Choreography 

FINALIST Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best Ensemble


UK Tour 2019

24 September, Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
26 – 26 September, The Marlowe, Canterbury
27 – 28 September, The Old Market, Brighton
2 October, Wells Maltings
3 October, The Garage, Norwich
4 October, The Hat Factory, Luton
5 October, The Place, Bedford
8 October, North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford
9 October, South Street Arts Centre, Reading
10 October, Farnham Maltings
11 October, West End Centre, Basingstoke
12 October, Artsdepot, London

Roundabout, Edinburgh Festival

2 – 25 August 2019
1 – 26 August 2018

59E59 Theaters, New York  

6 – 30 June 2019