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Edinburgh Fringe-Fest

April 29, 2016

If you’re fanatical about The Fringe, you MUST join us this May for Fringe-Fest – a month dedicated to showcasing some of the best talent to come out of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Superbolt Theatre will be kicking the month’s events off on Saturday 7 May with their Fringe sell-out production – Dinosaur Park (The Jurassic Parody). This award-winning, laugh-out-loud spin on Spielberg’s classic, Jurassic Park, is a theatrical celebration of cinematic nostalgia. The perfect parody for those waiting anxiously for the next film, and an enjoyable, entertaining piece for everyone else. Why not ‘Jurassic your weekend to the max’ and combine Dinosaur Park with a visit to our atmospheric cinema on Friday 6 May, for a screening of the original Jurassic Park? – A weekend full of fossilised fun for you to really get your teeth in to!

We will be welcoming 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival First Winners, ARC Stockton, on Wednesday 11 May, with their production – Going Viral. In this piece, Daniel Bye unveils a thrilling new development in his unique ability to blend storytelling, playful comedy and performance lecture.

A Fringe packed week of drama continues on Tuesday 17 May with James Seabright’s acclaimed, What Would Spock Do? This uplifting new comedy about love, Star Trek and learning to accept who you are, was a sell-out premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, and has led to them embarking on a UK tour.

Without barely pausing for breath, Wednesday 18 May see’s Worklight Theatre’s multi-award winning show, Labels, grace the Studio Theatre stage. A funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration which scooped both a Scotsman Fringe First Award and Holden Street Theatre’s Edinburgh Award.

Luke Wright and Paul Jellis wrap up a jam-packed week of drama on Friday 20 May with their workshop and subsequent production entitled, What I Learned from Johnny Bevan. The piece that tells the story of shattered friendship, class ceilings and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream won a Fringe First Award for new writing and a The Stage Award for acting excellence.

Fringe-Fest climaxes on Wednesday 25 May with The Wardrobe Ensemble’s, Edinburgh Fringe favourite, 1972:  The Future of Sex. The ensemble tells the story of the class of ’72 with a handsome funk guitarist and some spacehoppers! Taking you on a brisk romp through the ins and outs of those excellently awkward first sexual encounters, the show was awarded 4-stars by The Guardian’s, Lyn Gardner, who said “Terrific work. Funny and true and a little bit heart-breaking”.