Swipe, Life & Gate Number 5

#FindYour Funny, Story, Thrill

Inspired by true events, Swipe, Life & Gate Number 5 is an exceptional lesbian love story between a white and a black immigrant. Told through a fusion of live theatre and films, you become a passenger on a hilarious and heartfelt journey from their first date to a cheeky, honest (sometimes too honest) loving relationship.

Only one performer is present on stage, whilst the other characters are projected through facetime, conversations and movies. Prepare to fall in love as the couple begin their extraordinary, almost too good to be true, love story that leads them from a swipe through life and to gate number 5.

Starring Princess Donnough & Henriette Laursen

Directed by Rasheka Christie-Carter

DOP: Vincent Rosec

"Henriette Laursen is at one with it, and it shows." - All That Dazzels

Henriette Laursen, the writer and performer of Gate Number 5, is the Tedx speaker of How NOT to portray bisexuals in media, and is the author and performer of the comedy show Going Straight to Gay... Or something in-between.



If Netflix got their hands on it, it could be turned into a three-hundred and fifty-eight episode box set, which I would definitely binge watch.

- Theatre and Tonic, ★★★★

Sucked into a cinematic world by Laursen’s charismatic performance and witty script, it’s a modernised one-woman show.

- Everything Theatre, ★★★★

This is exceptionally clever. This is testimony to artists and performers who know the medium in which they are working. It shows great skill and aptitude, and it should be compulsory viewing.

- FringeReview

Company: Henriette Laursen

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins

Venues: The Actors - Theatre

Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

For any queries about venue accessibility, including step free access, please contact box office.

Age suitability:
16+ (Guideline)

Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are not allowed at this event.

Content Warnings:

 Strong Language Strong Language

 Strobe Lights in Use Strobe Lights in Use

 Loud Noises Loud Noises

 Depictions and references to Violence Depictions and references to Violence

Additional Content Warning:
References to potential police violence

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May 16, 2024


The Actors - Theatre

Standard: £9

Conc: £7

May 17, 2024


The Actors - Theatre

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