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  • The Rosemary Branch


  • Something A Little Different and Theatre/Arts
  • Tickets from £8.00 - £10.00
  • Islington
  • 16 plus
  • This event has taken place.
  • 19:00 - 20:00

It's 1998. Geri Halliwell is leaving the Spice Girls, David Beckham is wearing a sarong and somewhere in England a 10-year-old girl is pretending to be Eric Cantona. 

Absurd, optimistic and joyful, Fan/Girl is a tongue-in-cheek ride through adolescence against a backdrop of nineties football. Award-winning comedian Bryony Byrne's debut show, directed by Ben Target. Expect playful audience interaction, 90s bangers, stupid comedy and drag.

“A playful, surprising and very timely show.” British Comedy Guide’s Recommended Shows 2022 

“Joyously ramshackle, spirit-of-the-Fringe stuff.” ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph

“A beautiful emotional heart that was unexpected and glorious. See it!” Audience review

“Making the audience feel like we’re all in on the same party.” Audience review


COVID-19 Safety

We encourage patrons to wear a mask while moving around the building and when seated in the theatre. 

Seating is not socially distanced. The theatre is ventilated before and after every performance with regular and thorough cleaning of touch points. Hand sanitiser and face masks are available onsite.


We regret that our theatre is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access available.

Content warnings: 

The show will include partial nudity, mild violence and swearing. There is audience interaction but it's super nice and fun.

Image descriptions: 

Image 1: A woman stands in the centre with her arms raised in the air.  She is facing to your right. In her right hand she holds the bottom of a black baseball bat so it hangs vertically down. In her left hand she holds a torch which illuminates a pair of out of focus pinata boobs which hang behind her to the left. She's wearing a knock-off Man United shirt and has two strips of black electrical tape across her forehead to depict Eric Cantona's eyebrows. She doesn't look that much like Eric Cantona but she's trying.

Image 2: A hand made poster. A woman has her back to us but her face is turned towards us and her over-large eyebrows are drawn together in a frown. She has black slicked back hair and she's wearing what is clearly a red t-shirt with an upright collar made out of black card and the word CANTONA and the number 7 cut out of white card and stuck onto the red t-shirt. Above her it says "Fan/Girl" and the "Fan" bit is in font like a football magazine and the "Girl" bit is in a font like a girls magazine from the 90s. On the right hand side of the page below this is the following text: "It's 1998. Geri Halliwell is leaving the Spice Girls and David Beckham is wearing a sarong. Somewhere in England a ten year old girl is pretending to be Cantona." This half of the page is pink and the text is black on a white background. At the bottom is the Arts Council England logo and it says "Supported using public funding by Arts Council England." The left hand side of the page is yellow and below "Fan/Girl" it says "Bryony Byrne" in black on a pink background. Below that are four hand-drawn stars and the words "The Telegraph". Then there's a pink heart and on top of that it says: "Directed by Ben Target". At the bottom of this side of the page is a white cloud and it has the show information inside. "7pm, Thurs 17th + Fri 18th November, Rosemary Branch Theatre".




Ticket Event time Cost
Concession Ticket

unreserved seating

19:00 - 20:00 £8.00
Standard Ticket

unreserved seating

19:00 - 20:00 £10.00



2, Shepperton Road, N1 3DT



Nearest Station

Hoxton (Rail)


Rosemary Branch Theatre
A beautiful, characterful, historic, local pub on the border of Islington and Hackney. Just set back from the Regent’s Canal, we have delicious food, a wide range of thoughtful drinking options and an award-winning theatre and function room upstairs. Our theatre hosts all types of performance and community experiences - theatre, comedy, live music, improv, puppetry, family shows, drag, cabaret, podcasts, burlesque and workshops.


The Rosemary Branch

The Rosemary Branch does a bit of everything in a cosy atmosphere. After work drinks, catch up with friends, Sunday lunch with the family are all popular activities at The Rosemary Branch.

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1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

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