With SISATA’s Frankenstein currently mid-performance at the Royal William Yard, Plymouth Fringe Festival 2018 is now officially underway!
For many of us, it’s back to work after what has been a glorious Bank Holiday yet we’re packing the evenings full of exciting, inspiring shows to keep those summer-vibes going all week long. Unlike the laid-back luxuries of Day One, tomorrow also sees the programme begin to pick up speed with multiple events taking place simultaneously. As such, tomorrow is not just Tuesday but also choose-day (sorry).
Here’s a little insight into what’s going down in P Town tomorrow…
We begin the day with your second opportunity to catch SISATA’s contemporary retelling of Mary Shelley’s classic gothic tale Frankenstein. Currently enjoying their third year performing at Plymouth Fringe Festival, this is a great opportunity to make the most of the currently lovely weather while catching some stunning performances.
Written and performed by Alex Ogando, Total Swipe Out is a new production all about the peaks and pitfalls of online dating. Whether you’ve found love or lechs by swiping right or even never seen a Tinder profile in your life, this is a sparky look at the state of dating in 2018.
Cally Hayes’ new radio play is a little different. Keen to make audio drama a more social experience, she’s been inviting audiences to come together to listen to the production in cafes across Devon. Grab a warm drink and nestle into Radiant to listen to this story of pregnancy, relationships and tough choices.
First performed in 2013, Ruth Mitchell’s Coffee With Vera returns to its spiritual home. Plymouth Synagogue is the oldest continually-practicing Ashkenazi synagogue in the English-speaking world and allows audiences to spend some time with Chair of the Ladies Guild, Vera Jockleson, while also joining Ruth on a search for her own (possible) Jewish genealogy.
A co-production between In The Wings Theatre Company and the Underground Theatre, Condemned is a solo performance written by Eames Barry and performed by Morag Parker. Combining drama, music and movement, it follows a mother contemplating her son’s fate as he awaits to be executed.
Join the undisputed queen of Cornish punk, Viva Hamnell as she recounts her decision to pack it all in at the age of 45 and join a punk band. Viva’s a bone fide South West legend and we’re excited to have her, along with some creative mates from Cornwall’s original punk scene, here at Plymouth Fringe.
Your second opportunity to catch The Plasticine Men’s Engine Brake at Plymouth Fringe’s newest venue, the Drum. England, India and Advertising combine for an epic show which explores the stories we tell ourselves and the dreams that connect us.
A strange voice is calling from the darkness of the cemetery behind Mr and Mrs Benson’s house in this spine-tingling new show from Falling Pennies. Their show Doomed Resistance was a great success at last year’s Plymouth Fringe and we’re looking forward to being spooked by this latest production.
Want to find out how a member of a religious cult ends up at the heart of the city’s rave scene? Stay up late with us for Plymouth performance poet Alexander Rhodes’ new show One Foot in the Rave which joins us before heading to Edinburgh this summer.