Review: Astrology Bingo with Figs in Wigs

paper where astrology bingo is written with two bingo markers
by Anisa // 0 Comments

I like astrology and I like bingo but before the 2022 Norfolk & Norwich Festival I had never heard of combining the two. I was curious to see how it would work.

If you want to learn more about Astrology Bingo, keep reading for our review.

*We were given tickets to Astrology Bingo so that we could share our experience with our readers. 

About Astrology Bingo

Your favourite galactic gal pals, Figs in Wigs, host Astrology Bingo, the universe’s first ever cosmic game show for astrology lovers, bingo wingers and their sceptic friends.  Each player will be using a special tailor made bingo card made from their personal natal horoscope and there will be incredible prizes.

About Figs in Wigs

Figs and Wigs host Bingo
Figs in Wigs will introduce you to a different type of Bingo. Photo Credit: Jemima Young

Figs in Wigs is a performance company that combines live art, music, theatre, comedy and dance. The members Rachel Gammon, Suzanna Hurst, Sarah Moore, Rachel Porter and Alice Roots work together to write, direct, choreograph, compose and perform all of their creative output.

They have performed at main house stages, studio spaces, festivals, clubs and cabaret spaces.  All their shows are visually interesting and fun with an irreverent sense of humour.

Astrology Bingo Review

It takes a bit of coordination to pull off an event where each audience member gets their own personalised bingo card based on their natal horoscope. Also, keep in mind it would be everybody’s first time playing Astrology Bingo.

Soon after I had my ticket, I received an email with a link to a google form where I could input the information they needed to create the personalized bingo cards. It asked for birth date, birth time, and birth city. The form was quick and easy to complete.

When we arrived at the Adnams Spiegeltent there was a table next to the entrance where we could pick up our bingo cards. Once we got our cards, we went inside and found a table. They had markers and bingo dabbers ready for us.

It was quite a different scene from a few nights earlier when I saw Barbu inside the Spiegeltent. The stage was much smaller and everyone was seated at tables.

people sitting at tables inside the Adnams Spiegeltent ready for astrology bingo
It was a friendly atmosphere inside the Spiegeltent for Astrology Bingo.

The event started out with a fun performance about the planets. While I am not sure I learned anything, it was funny, catchy, and light-hearted.

Next, Figs in Wigs would teach us about the different zodiac signs. They did this with a series of funny skits and a few props.

After a briefing from a prestigious astrologist, it was almost time to start playing bingo. First, we would learn about the potential prizes. While it was nothing too extravagant, they were unique and fitting. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but I will just say we would have loved to win.

There were no B-I-N-G-O letters or numbers on our cards. Instead it included planets and zodiac signs. Figs in Wigs wouldn’t just announce the planet and sign, they would add some funny commentary too.

example circular astrology bingo card with planets and zodiac signs
An astrology bingo card does not look like a traditional bingo card at all.

We would be playing six different games of Astrology Bingo with two cards. These cards were circular so instead of rows, there were coloured sections. We would try to complete one section for a bingo, then two, then the entire card.

If you got a bingo, you would need to call it like in a traditional game. They had a clever system to verify the bingos just using the person’s name. They quickly caught several false bingos where people hadn’t paid attention to the rules of the game (i.e. only getting one section when two were needed).

After the bingo games were over and the prizes had been announced there was a little time left. Figs and Wigs entertained everyone with a rendition of their Astrology Bingo song. It’s quite catchy and the audience sang along.

I should also mention that there was a sign-language interpreter present for the whole event. I am not sure if this is something they regularly have or it was done by request.

They ended the night saying they will be back in Norwich for more Astrology Bingo (no set date though). I’m definitely looking forward to giving it another go.

If you enjoyed this post, you should also check out our recommendations for more unusual things to do in Norwich.

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