Performing Arts set to hit new stages in Edinburgh this summer

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SUSU’s Performing Arts societies usually aim to take up a couple of shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival every year – whilst a lot of work and preparation is involved, the chance to be a part of the Fringe is a fantastic opportunity for all students involved.


This summer, there will be a record of three shows starring SUSU PA students hitting the Fringe. Theatre Group are taking up an exciting duo of dramas under the name of Gone Rogue: Stephen Belber’s Tape, a hard-hitting show with cast of three, and the ever-popular The Importance of Being Earnest, this time with a gender-swapped twist. Finding funding for one show is no mean feat, so to raise enough money to support two won’t have been an easy task – but congratulations to the Tape team, as they managed to hit their Sponsume target of £500 last week. The Sponsume page is now closed, but if you still wish to donate to the cause then contact Sally White at president@theatre-group.co.uk for more information.


In the meantime, a Sponsume campaign for The Importance of Being Earnest is due to kick off during the next few days, as well as rehearsal schedules becoming more intense in preparation for preview performances on campus of both Gone Rogue shows on the 25h and 6th July.


The third show offers something a little different – a splinter of Comedy Society, under the name Masters Of None are preparing to take up their show SKIMPROV, an hour of original sketches and improvisation. The show features five faces from the society, including winning duo of Best Comedy at this year’s NaSTAs, Joe Hart and Jed Marshall, and is set to be a hit at the Fringe in August.


Masters of None will be performing SKIMPROV from 31st July – 24th August (except August 12th) at Just the Tonic at the Caves at 3.15pm every day. Gone Rogue will be performing both Tape (late evening, times will vary)and The Importance of Being Earnest (2pm) from 10th – 25th August at C Too.

Words: Caitlin Hobbs

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