Anteater in association with Theatre503 presents...


Written by Lily Bevan
Directed by Hamish MacDougall and Lily Bevan
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£12 Conc. / £15 Adult / ‘Pay What You Can’ Sat. Matinee

RUNNING TIME: 64mins (no interval)

Performed by Lily Bevan and Lorna Beckett, a heroic tale of animal instinct, fight or flight and a woman trying to trap 47 flamingos in a urinal.

When a hurricane heads straight for Miami, zoo keeper Bonnie hurries to keep her animals safe. Across the pond in Yorkshire, bat expert Carol feels the repercussions. However, the danger for both is deeper and darker than the weather.

An inventive comedy drama of courage and friendship.

Sell out hit of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe from the writer of ‘Pheasant Plucker’ & co-writer of ‘Talking to Strangers’ BBC Radio 4.


Zoo Press 2018:

“A Brilliant Play” – The Times

The Guardian – Best Edinburgh shows to see 2018

★★★★★ – TheWeeReview
★★★★ – ToDoList
★★★★ – The Scotsman
★★★★- YoungPerspective
★★★★ – EdFest
★★★★ – TheList
★★★★ -ThreeWeeks
★★★★ – BroadwayBaby
★★★★ – Skinny
★★★★ – EdinburghReporter
★★★★ – BouquetsBrickbats
★★★★ – Voicemag


Lily Bevan

Lily is a writer and performer. She trained at RADA. Lily is currently under commission by the Globe Theatre to write a new play based on Marlowe’s 'Dr Faustus’ to be staged from December 2018. Lily trained with Phillipe Gaulier in Paris and attended the Royal Court and Bush Emerging Writers groups. She was shortlisted for the Funny Women Awards and her comedy work includes 'Talking to Strangers' & ‘Dances with Dogs’ with Sally Phillips which began as a stage show at Leicester Square/ Soho Theatre /Assembly and became a BBC Radio 4 series.

Her debut comedy solo show 'Pheasant Plucker' premiered at Underbelly in 2015 and went on to the Bush Theatre, published by Samuel French.

Photo credit to Idil Sukan


Artistic Team
Lily Bevan
Hamish MacDougall and Lily Bevan
Erica Greenshields
Sound design
Mike Winship
Lighting design
Tom Clutterbuck
Technical Stage Manager
Eleanor Theodorou
Assistant Producer
Alice Robinson
Lily Bevan
Lorna Beckett
Mike Wozniak
James Rastall
Robert Mountford
★ ★ ★ ★ The List
Posted on 19 August 2018

‘Clever, funny and touching.’

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★ ★ ★ ★ The Scotsman
Posted on 16 August 2018

'Superb. An entertaining two-hander that adeptly balances laughter with moments of tragedy.’

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