The critically acclaimed, 2014 Fringe First winning show...written and performed by Chris Thorpe (Unlimited Theatre, Third Angel), developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin (The TEAM).


About the show

Warwick Arts Centre and China Plate present


Written and performed by Chris Thorpe

Developed with and Directed by Rachel Chavkin

Commissioned by Northern Stage and Battersea Arts Centre

If you pinned me against a wall, I’d probably admit to being a liberal.

Of course, pinning me against a wall is exactly what I’d expect from someone like you.

Confirmation is a show about the gulfs we can’t talk across, and about the way we choose to see only the evidence that proves we’re right.

Working with research into the phenomenon of Confirmation Bias, Confirmation attempts to have an honourable dialogue, real and imagined, with political extremism. From multiple award winning Chris Thorpe (Unlimited, Royal Exchange, Hannah Jane Walker) and Rachel Chavkin (The TEAM).

Fringe First award winner - 2014

‘Rachel Chavkin’s fast-moving, kinetic production offers us an absolutely compelling performance from a man who is fast becoming one of the most powerful performers in the UK’. The Scotsman ★★★★

Most suited for ages 14+


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Press 80 minute-show that makes the brain both hurt and buzz.  The Guardian ★★★★


An absolutely compelling performance from a man who is fast becoming one of the most powerful performers in the UK.  The Scotsman ★★★★


Thorpe and director Rachel Chavkin energetically take a liberal Fringe audience to the edge of the abyss of belief and hang them over the side in a conversation for our times.  The Independent ★★★★


...a sly, slippery thing, tickling at the mind for long after.                               What's on Stage ★★★★


Chris Thorpe stares into the abyss so you don't have to.  Time Out ★★★★


It’s like Thorpe has written an electrical storm.  Fest ★★★★


...Thorpe is out to climb outside of his own head, to experience an opinion he loathes as if it were truly his own.  The Times ★★★★


Thorpe has created a fiercely intelligent and relentlessly curious piece that strives for the truth.  Herald Scotland ★★★★


Chris Thorpe pushes buttons with his electrifying monologue. Metro ★★★★


An admirable piece...this is a very brave show which will leave you with numerous questions and a whole heap of discomfort.                                      The Public Reviews ★★★★

Past performances

8th Oct 2016 - 9th Oct 2016Bucharest International Theater Platform 
14th Nov 2016 - 15th Nov 2016Zoukak Sidewalks Festival, Beirut 
11th Mar 2017Staatstheater Mainz, Germany