Sour Candi

by In a Pickle Productions in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Sour Candi

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th May 2024 at 2:08pm

Help us on our journey to get Sour Candi, a new, hilarious semi-autobiographical solo show, to Edinburgh Fringe 2024!

by In a Pickle Productions in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Sour Candi

The Story:

In a South London police station, Candi relives her recent love affair. Tinder date anecdotes, a trip to Thailand, a dodgy threesome… Candi has much to share as she enters a new phase of her life. Catapulted into a whirlwind of lust and bad decisions, the sweetness of new love turns sour as Candi loses sight of who she is. Written and performed by the talented Danielle Scott, this intimate semi-autobiographical drama-comedy is a hilarious, candid take on gaslighting, control and power in modern relationships. Sour Candi is a rollercoaster ride of red flags and a cautionary tale of blind love. 

The Show:

Sour Candi was previously performed under a different title at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in London as part of Camden Fringe Festival 2023. The show has been re-written and developed since Scott's self-directed run last summer, ready to showcase to new audiences at Edinburgh Fringe and beyond! We are very excited to be bringing our show to Just the Tonic @ the Mash House from 1st-11th August 2024

Danielle Scott performing at Camden Fringe 2023

We truly see a fruitful future for this show and believe that audiences will connect with Scott's story and the relatable themes explored throughout. Sour Candi is a show we feel a lot of people will relate to, regardless of sex and gender identity. Concerning sensitive themes that are explored, our intention is to tackle these topics using comedy to create an intimate, friend-like understanding between Candi and our audiences. Through Candi’s mishaps and wrong turns, we want to push the notion that this can happen to any of us, we are not alone in this, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


Emotional abuse, coercion and physical abuse are eluded to and are a vital part of this story: YouGov statistics show that over 36% of women and 25% of men have experienced emotional abuse from a romantic partner. We take this topic seriously and aim to present it in its complex nature within the piece as a learning vehicle as well as to encourage conversation with and connection to our audiences.

A little about In a Pickle:

In a Pickle is a London-based production company, producing unique, impactful and current theatre. We collaborate with vibrant, early career theatermakers to bring theatre to our audiences that is reflective of the depths and breadths of our time. Our work touches upon the human existence, whilst sharing personal stories. As a company, we aim to bring forward a collaborative sharing of experiences, build community through our work and provide a theatrical event that sticks with our audiences long after they have left. 

In a Pickle is a small (but mighty) theatre company at the beginning of our Edinburgh adventure. We welcome any donations of financial support to cover expenses (travel, accommodation, marketing materials) so that we can ensure we make this important show, the very best it can be, whilst securing the essentials for our company during our show run. If you are passionate about supporting emerging artists with unique, boundary-pushing work to share, you have come to the right place!

Cast and Creatives

Danielle Scott (Writer, performer)-  an accomplished actress and writer with over 30 feature film credits to her name. Scott’s recent projects include playing the Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella’s Curse (worldwide theatrical release in 2024) and playing Charlene in Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey (2023). 

Cerys Baker (Director, producer)- a theatre director, writer and producer. Since founding In a Pickle in 2022, she has directed and produced work that has debuted at Camden and Edinburgh Fringe festivals (Olives and Blowjobs and Berlin). She is passionate about thought-provoking, culturally relevant theatre and female voices/stories. Member of the Director's Cut Theatre Company's Director's Club and previously an Almeida Theatre Young Producer (2023). 

Soeren Wellens (Assistant Director, producer)- a theatre director, performer and trained drama teacher. A graduate of UEL’s MA Theatre Directing course. In his work he concentrates on political theatre and the exploration of an intimate atmosphere on stage. His recent work includes In der Bar zum Krokodil (2023), Xquenda (2023) and Shadows of the Olympics (2022), funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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