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Edinburgh Napier Fringe Shows Launched And Now On Sale

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The students graduating from the Acting for Stage and Screen and Acting and English programmes have just performed their festival previews – a great selection of work for this year’s fringe. See excerpts of the new musical ‘Hemmed In’ at the degree show, and find details for all the shows listed below. Booking is now available through the fringe website.

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New Celts Productions and Laughing Hen Productions
Bold Girls by Rona Munro
Bold Girls is a dark comedy about the friendship of four women living in the midst of war-torn Belfast. Rona Munro’s play looks at the ways in which the troubles shaped their lives as they tried to survive and at the fragility of their dreams in such volatile times. Marie, Cassie and Nora try desperately to maintain normality, even after everything they have known has changed – but an unexpected visitor arrives and the women begin to question everything they thought they knew.
Aug 8 14:30 (1h15m) £6.00 (£4.00)
Aug 10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28 14:30 (1h15m) £9.00 (£5.00)
theSpace on the Mile . 80 High Street , Edinburgh , EH1 1TH (Space 3)
Laughing Hen Productions are: Ellen Aitken, Taylar Donaldson, Gillian Goupillot and Zoë Jane McKibbin.


New Celts Productions and Some Company Productions
Dead Letter Office by Catherine Exposito & Marli Siu
It’s the middle of the night, and deep inside the Dead Letter Office James is desperately searching for some answers… but he quickly realises he’s not the only one scrabbling through piles of undelivered letters. In the dark, decrepit building James bumps into four curious individuals, each with questions of their own. As the letters, the people and the mysteries pile up, the puzzle of James’s past grows clearer. But he quickly learns that some letters are better left unopened and some stories are better left untold…
Aug 8 16:05 (1h5m) £6.00 (£4.00)
Aug 10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28 16:05 (1h5m) £9.00 (£5.00)
theSpace on the Mile . 80 High Street , Edinburgh , EH1 1TH (Space 3)
Some Company Productions are: Catherine Exposito, Kirsty Findlay, Blair Kincaid, Marli Siu and Matt Swift.


New Celts Productions and Lost Lock Productions
Hemmed In by Ruth Cobbin
How do you restart your life on £47? Hemmed In is a new musical by Ruth Cobbin. Released from prison, five women battle to start over again, and hope comes from an unlikely place… Through a rehabilitation scheme, the women have three weeks to put together a catwalk show for some of the biggest names in fashion, whilst living under the constant threat of going back to prison. Some are struggling to face the future, some struggle to face the past, but all of them face the challenge of a lifetime.
Aug 8 17:30 (1h5m) £6.00 (£4.00)
Aug 10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24,26,28 17:30 (1h5m) £9.00 (£5.00)
theSpace on the Mile . 80 High Street , Edinburgh , EH1 1TH (Space 3)
Lost Lock Productions are: Samara Bell, Sarah Ford, Cara McKinley, Ashleigh More, Jordan Smith and Naomi Stirrat.


New Celts Productions and Nook N’ Cranny Productions
Hoors by Gregory Burke
Andy’s stag weekend was epic! In fact, it was so mind-blowingly legendary… he didn’t survive it. And now, instead of standing at the altar, he’s lying at it. But grief doesn’t last long, and when the wake comes, a desperate combination of drink, drugs, awkward chat up lines and inappropriate desire fuels an unforgettable romp, where the women ‘play the men like guitars’. Olivier Award-winning writer Gregory Burke creates a pure dead brilliant time. Come along for the fun – just don’t stick around for the morning after!
Aug 9 14:30 (1h15m) £6.00 (£4.00)
Aug 11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29 14:30 (1h15m) £9.00 (£5.00)
theSpace on the Mile . 80 High Street , Edinburgh , EH1 1TH (Space 3)
Nook N’ Cranny Productions are: Marc Elliott, Amy Lowe, Sarah Stewart and Joe Yaffie.
New Celts Productions and MindFrame Theatre Company Gagarin Way by Gregory Burke
Burke’s play is a factory-heist comedy featuring four men, not quite ready to embrace the values of an outsourced economy. Set against the backdrop of a Scottish factory, a less-than-competent kidnap leads to some serious and funny soul-searching. When the gang differ over what to do with their victim, the plan collapses into dark comedic madness. Gagarin Way is a comic thriller that will catch you completely off-guard and leave you wondering just how far the pace of industrial change will take us.
Aug 9 16:05 (1h15m) £6.00 (£4.00)
Aug 11,13,15,17,19,21,23,25,27,29 16:05 (1h15m) £9.00 (£5.00)
theSpace on the Mile . 80 High Street , Edinburgh , EH1 1TH (Space 3)
MindFrame Theatre Company are: Stephen Bangs, Jack Reid Borland, Stewart Robert Kerr and Alex Townsend.

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