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Monday, 22 January 2018
The Bike Shed Theatre

The Peaceful Defeat make their Bike Shed debut with Alex Benjamin’s new play Cotton, a dizzying, manic trip into the world of professional gaming.

“What if, right, what if instead of making our home from concrete –
What if we made it from cotton?
What if we made it from code?”

When their team disbands after a devastating loss, three professional gamers are thrown back into a life that never made sense to them. They’ve got to make it in the real world – but how much of a ‘real world’ is there left for them?

Fresh from a five-star run at London’s Camden Fringe and ahead of a massive slot at 2018’s VAULT Festival, local company The Peaceful Defeat are back home in Exeter for a special one-off performance as part of The Bike Shed Theatre’s From Devon With Love festival. Powered by a propulsive jazz soundtrack and the vibrant performances of our young cast, it’s a show that draws audiences into an unfamiliar corner of the modern world and then watches it fall apart.


‘Thought-provoking’ ★★★★★ THE OPEN DOOR
‘Intense and vibrant’ ★★★★ LONDONTHEATRE1