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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Thursday 24 July: Horror, the Shrew and shades of Hitchcock!
Not quite the lull before the storm – but a dozen new shows
will premiere over the last weekend of Fringe 2014. Before then there are still
30 shows and events to choose from today – starting at 9.30am and finishing at
11.15pm. That’s big for a ‘school night’.
Among the new shows is a play at Scrivener’s bookshop.
Starting at 7.30pm ‘The Good Lady Ducayne’ is based on a Victorian horror story
written by Mrs Elizabeth Braddon in 1896 – the year before ‘Dracula’ was published.
The creepy nooks and creaky crannies of the shop will make an ideal setting.
Drawing loosely on Shakespeare is Ami Jones’ new play
‘Shrew’. Kate is trapped. She drinks, does housework and reminisces. She’d like
her life to add up to much more. This play is going to New York soon – save yourselves the airfare
and see it at 6.15 in Underground Venues.
Staring a three-night run tonight is ‘Back Door’ a dramatic
re-working of Hitchcock’s ‘Rear Window’. Tabitha has broken a leg and is
vulnerable; she receives reports that her new neighbour is a cross-dressing
enigma who may have murdered her dance partner. ‘Back Door’ is at 9pm in
Leaving the Fringe today is comedian John Cooper with his
show ‘Picture of Cats’. The Fringe Review reported of the first night: You never really know what to expect as a
Fringe reviewer, descriptions in programmes can be misleading on occasions.
This is, however, one of those shows that ‘does what it says on the tin’. Cats
and pictures of cats is what you get. Pictures of cats – cute cats, sad cats,
angry cats, weird cats, love cats – they were all there and had the audience
ooooing and ahhhhhing.
It’s also ‘goodbye’ to poet Mark Gwynne Jones with his
family show on the magic of language ‘Wordworms’ which is at the Pavilion Arts
Centre at 6.15pm. Mark will happily sell you the book for £5 and sign it for
you. The poems should excite any young reader and Mark’s performance will live
in the memory.
Tonight sees the final performance of a new play – ‘Boy on a
bed’ which explores the relationship between an athlete – Adam – and a painter
– Benedict – through the different perspectives of a number of friends. ‘Boy on
a bed’ is at 7.30 in the Arts Centre Studio.
‘Completely bonkers’ said the Fringe Reviewer of ‘One was
nude and one wore tails’ – a farce about social class. This is ‘bonkers’ in the
best possible way; we think she liked the play and it has its last showing at