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Monday, 21 July 2014
Final Week of Fringe 2014 starts today
The last week of Buxton’s 35th Festival Fringe
begins today – and it is a good chance to catch up with what you might have
missed before a host of new shows open later in the week.
Bern and Betsy Budd’s ‘Mark
Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve’ finishes its run on Tuesday before they
fly back to Boston.
Twain’s prose is so rich and fun-filled they can deliver his account of why a
brontosaurus doesn’t make a good pet – and various observations on why women seem
to be so much more energetic and creative than men – pretty much straight.
Another show that has been getting good audiences –
sell-outs in fact – is ‘Lapse’ by Shadow Syndicate. The Fringe reviewer wrote
of this new play: What a show! Lapse has
taken me on an emotional roller-coaster; this clever and contemporary show
illustrates how one event can ripple and cause others to occur. With a small
ensemble of just six young actors people may ask if they would be able to
honour such a dramatic event in which 9/11 was. The answer is YES. There
are just two more performances of ‘Lapse’.
Another play finishing soon is Uproot Theatre’s two-man
adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Corioloanus’. Buxton Drama League’s Toni Saxton
reviewed this for the Fringe website: Icannot speak for the other ‘people’ in the
audience, however, I cannot wait to go and see this production again. I have a
feeling that more questions may arise, some may be answered but above all I
will have another evening of mesmerizing theatre. Do Not Miss going to see
Opening tonight is comedian Kelly Kingham with a show called
‘Inside Out’. He comes enthusiastically recommended by other audiences who
describe him as provoking ‘gales of laughter’ and as being ‘immensely likeable
and talented’. He is at Underground Venues at 7pm.
Also opening tonight is ‘In the penal colony’ – an
adaptation of the Kafka short story by Stephen Berkoff. This production is by
Sudden Impulse Theatre Company which brings two shows to this year’s Fringe.
Sadly we need to alert you to the fact the much anticipated
performances by Soweto Encha due to open in St John’sChurch
tonight have been cancelled.