The Edinburgh Festivals are stuffed full of talented students, graduates and staff from Queen Mary. If you’re at the fringe please do support these performers and staff.
Queen Mary Theatre Company
- Crapappella (Aug 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27): Featuring timeless classics such as Diarrhoea, The Comic Sans Song, and Ballad to Beige, Crapappella isn’t any ordinary a cappella show…
- iDolls (Aug 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27): Can’t imagine a world without social media? Welcome to a world within social media.
- Monkhouse (Aug 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26): Welcome to the world’s worst school disco. The Monkhouse School Annual Ball goes horribly wrong as an unknown shooter fires two shots into the dark 1960s London night.
- Rotterz (Aug 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26 ): Four youngsters and their dog battle an unexpected apocalypse on a small Scottish island.
Alumni at The Fringe
Our alumni are out in force to represent the best of theatre and performance practice and critique. Here’s a selection:
- Billy Barrett: Fringe reviewer and member of company Breach showing the much talked about and now (19/08/2016) Fringe First award-winning Tank.
- Figs in Wigs: Quirky pop-theatre sensation Figs in Wigs are a favourite of Lyn Gardner the Guardian’s theatre supremo and their show is already getting rave reviews.
- Victoria Hancock: is performing her Tom Waits inspired solo show Frontal Lobotomy at Southside Social!
- Dr Brian Lobel: MA and PhD grad is leading The Sick of the Fringe programme.
- Catherine Love: Reviewer extraodinaire, read Catherine’s articulate insight into the world of contemporary performance.
- Elf Lyons: Comedienne and provocateur Elf explores ‘the age-old fear of turning into your mother and what it means to have it all…’.
- Simon Nader: Simon is at Assembly Roxy with a ‘sell out B-movie show (deep breath) Escape From the Planet of the Day That Time Forgot.
- Sh*t Theatre: One of the Guardian’s picks of the day, Letters to Windsor House is an eye-opening look into east London life through the opening of other people’s mail is a must-see.
- Xavier de Souza: Prolific producer Xavier is chairing an event for producers as part of innovative health-based programme The Sick of the Fringe.
- Karl Taylor: Producer extraordinaire of the talk of the fringe, Triple Threat by Lucy McCormick at Underbelly Cowgate.
Staff at the Edinburgh Festivals
Our staff across the School are busy performing or presenting their research to a wider audience of festival goers:
- Jerry Brotton (Aug 27): We admit this event isn’t at the Edinburgh festivals but it’s in AUgust a lovely event so we thought we’d include. Jerry Brotton looks at maps and how they can embody cultural values at Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature & Thought.
- Daniel Oliver (Aug 11-14): Daniel brings his ‘calamitous participatory performances’, Weird Seances to the Forest Fringe.
- Tiffany Watt Smith (Aug 18): Dissects the history and meaning of a cornucopia of emotions at the Edinburgh Book Festival.