Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019


Princess Diana never landed on the moon. Elvis lives in Area 51. JFK did 9/11.

60% of Brits believe in at least one conspiracy theory. And not all of them are wearing tinfoil hats.

Multi award-winning Barrel Organ returns with a larger-than-life, cartoonish show about conspiracy theories, fake news and an epidemic of mistrust. Conspiracy tells the stories of people brought crashing together – to find the truth, to exploit hysteria and to fight the rising tide.

Barrel Organ's previous work includes: Anyone's Guess How We Got Here, Some People Talk About Violence and Nothing

WINNER! The New Diorama & Underbelly Untapped Award 2019. Supported by Arts Council England.


Quotes & Reviews


★★★★ “Unsettling and intriguingly disruptive” 

The Stage on Anyone's Guess How We Got Here


★★★★★ “New writing meets Forced Entertainment” 

Exeunt on Some People Talk About Violence 


★★★★ “A snapshot of a generation who feels that the future has very little to offer them, and who are appalled and fascinated by the violence they encounter in everyday life”

The Guardian on Nothing


The Company


Barrel Organ is a touring company founded by eleven theatre-makers from across the UK. They collaboratively create politically engaged shows, which interrogate 21st century culture. The live experience of the audience is central to their work.

Barrel Organ’s productions include Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here (2017), Some People Talk About Violence (2015) and NOTHING (2014). Alongside their productions Barrel Organ curate LIVE, a scratch night for new and experimental work made by artists currently under-represented in UK theatre, as well as running a programme of workshops and educational support. They were Associate Artists of Camden People’s Theatre for four years.

Cast & Creatives



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