The Figs in Wigs company standing a line wearing dark orange boiler suits with bee-keeper style hoods.

Big Finish

Figs in Wigs

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Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: Pay What You Can (Recommended Price £14)*

*all orders will be subject to a transaction fee of £2.

Running Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes (no interval)

Age Recommendation: 12+

This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, HOME Manchester, Cambridge Junction and Jerwood Arts. Supported by Arts Council England, Another Route, and ODAC.

Tuck in your tailcoats because this ship’s setting sail and there’s rough seas ahead… Figs in Wigs make a triumphant return to Battersea Arts Centre after their successful 2021 run of ‘Little Wimmin’, with a London premiere showcasing their unique theatrical blend of live art, comedy and dance.

The end is nigh, but not that nigh. Have they got time to make one more show?

We hope so.

Big Finish is about endings. And beginnings. And middles. And endings.

What happens if the world ends? What happens if we end?

Is there any way we can make our way through the mess of now, to the future of tomorrow? Or is it better to hope for an apocalypse?

Have we already hit the iceberg, or are we heading straight for it?

Is anyone alive out there?


‘A boisterous piss-take’ The Guardian (review for Little Wimmin)

‘Deliciously irreverent’ The Stage (review for Little Wimmin)

‘Figs in Wigs might genuinely be swinging the biggest entertainment balls out there right now’  Greater Manchester Reviewer



Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, HOME Manchester, Cambridge Junction and Jerwood Arts. Supported by Arts Council England, Another Route, and ODAC.

Written, Directed & Performed by Figs in Wigs
Producer Jenny Pearce 
Production Manager Sorcha Stott-Strzala
Set Design Naomi Kuyck-Cohen
Sound Design Rosie Ridgway
Lighting Design Nao Nagai
Costume Design Ray Gammon
Photo by Kate Bones

Figs in Wigs are a UK based performance company. For the last 10 years, they have been making semi-epic, genre-bending performance that sits somewhere in between live art, music, theatre, comedy and dance.

Their work is recklessly joyful, highly visual and unashamedly revels in tackiness and trashiness. It is for anyone who gets annoyed with conventional theatre, who enjoys laughing at themselves and poking fun at traditions.



This event takes place in person in our Council Chamber. This space is on the first floor, with step-free access via a lift.

If you have booked a ticket you will receive an email from us before your performance detailing important information about your visit.


If you require the assistance of a friend or helper to attend, we can make a free ticket available for your companion. You can book access companion tickets online or contact the Box Office to book by 

To book a free access companion online:

  • log in to your account here
  • go to ‘Other preferences’ and tick ‘I require a personal assistant/companion’.
  • Choose the performance, date and seats you would like and if you add at least 2 tickets to your basket, then one of these will automatically become free.


Captioned Performance: 22 March.


  • Loud music
  • Haze
  • Moments of complete darkness
  • Themes around death
  • Latex balloon

This show is in development so content details may change.


All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to and if you need to leave the performance at any point you will be allowed to return to the space when you feel ready.


We believe in making our shows accessible to as many people as possible.

We offer tickets on a Pay What You Can basis for the majority of performances throughout the year. Tickets usually start at £8, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you.

We know that ticket price is a huge barrier for some, and the Pay What You Can model offers people who can afford to pay the recommended price or more the chance to support others who can’t.

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