Paper Tiger Productions & Greenwich Theatre present


“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 a post-Brexit satire set in a world of bureaucratic box ticking and absurd interviews that feels disturbingly close to present day reality. It takes an unflinching look at identity politics, what it’s like to be treated as a foreigner in your own land… and the power of punk.

Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe (“Laugh-out-loud funny” – The Times) and a sell-out transfer to London’s Theatre503, Octopus is directed by Fringe First winner Pia Furtado, written by Royal Court Studio Group writer Afsaneh Gray, and features music by Serafina Steer (whose critically acclaimed album The Moths Are Real was produced by Jarvis Cocker).

“Inspired and very funny” – ★★★★ The Stage

“Couldn’t be more topical” – ★★★★ Broadway Baby

“Not to be missed” – ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

There will be a Theatre Club after this show.

Join us in The London Tavern ( across the road) and share your thoughts on what you’ve seen.

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