The Austerity Games

The Austerity Games

150 150 Ventnor Fringe

Ah the Olympic Games, that time every four years when the whole world comes together as one in the name of peace, unity and love. 

    That time of our lives when we treat everyone as equal, as human beings. That time of our lives when corruption, dangerous sanitary conditions and drug induced super humans do not exist. Oh wait… 

    Sorry about all that! This year Tell Tale Theatre bring us The Austerity Games, a theatrical triathlon of physical storytelling. It’s suitable for all ages and has a five performance run at this year’s Fringe, what are you waiting for?! The 75-minute long show is thoroughly immersive and touching, integrating the best of British wit and the cleverly timed Olympic spirit. 

    Set on the eve of the 1948 Olympic Games in London, the play follows the story of old Martha Britt. Triggered by a visitation from the ghost of her husband Victor who died in the Blitz in Coventry, she embarks on a Dickensian inspired journey through time to discover the true meaning of the Olympic Spirit. 

    The Austerity Games is here for another four performances at the Pier Street Playhouse. Tickets are available at the Box Office and online.


By Tom Paston-Cooper