This August the New Theatre is taking two brand-spanking-new student-penned shows to the Edinburgh Fringe!
‘All night long we have not stirred, and yet God has not said a word.’
Every night Reginald Blake dreams of sex with his fantasy woman, a woman that is not his wife. One morning he awakes to find this fantasy come to life and eating breakfast in his kitchen. Porphyria is a black comedy from Nottingham University’s award winning New Theatre, about one man’s search for answers as everything he knows disintegrates.
Written, directed and performed by some of the New Theatre’s most promising talent, Porphyria is not to be missed. Catch it in Nottingham or Edinburgh this summer.
For tickets for Porphyria head to www.zoofestival.co.uk or call the box office: 01316626892
‘You’re on the shelf now. Nothing left to be smug about.’
Ignored and abandoned on a filthy shelf in the Twenty-First Century a group of figurines that have become outdated and fallen from favour with children await the inevitable day on which they are taken down and thrown away.
All that they know of the world is what they have watched from their overlooked vantage point, and all that they have are the stories that children used to tell with them. But the stories have grown old. As a disfigured piper searches for his princess, a soft-hearted monster dreams of unachieved heroics and and old woman struggles to establish whether she is a benevolent grandmother, wicked witch or wise enchantress a new doll is put upon the shelf with them. An outgrown product of the ‘90s, she is convinced that she has only on the shelf temporarily, but amongst the dust and the broken pencils and dead mice she finds herself struggling to cling to hope.
With live music and vivid costume and make up designs, The Hand-Me-Down People is an allegorical and often humourous tale of the ways in which people deal with the onset of old age and the inevitability of mortality.
The New Theatre is Nottingham University’s award-winning student theatre. Run exclusively by students, it has achieved recognition and acclaim at both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the National Student Drama Festival. Adam H. Wells’ Chasing Dragons was performed by The New Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, where it received four and five star reviews.
Praise for The New Theatre and Adam H. Wells:
‘Smoulders with pathos and fires with frustration.’ What’s on Stage
‘Extremely well written and executed.’ EdFringe Review
‘Gripping and satisfyingly complete.’ Edinburgh Spotlight
‘A poignant and resonant piece of theatre from Nottingham University’s New Theatre thanks in no small part to playwright Adam H. Wells’ textured and thoughtful script.’ The Scotsman
For tickets for The Hand-Me-Down People head to www.cthefestival.com or call the box office: 08452601234