Virtual table-read: Festival Fringe

Virtual table-read of three scripts for the Festival Fringe

Wed 23 June, 19:30 on Zoom
Tickets free via Eventbrite

An advance look at the three scripts proposed for the 2021 Festival Fringe. We’ll be reading through three short pieces written by the EGTG membership with a view to producing each of them as part of our digital programme in August.

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The Satyricon

The Satyricon
a dramatisation of Gaius Petronius’ classical text by Martin Foreman

Tues 18 May, 19:30 via Zoom 

Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton are three penniless young men footloose in the Roman Empire. With narrator Gaius Petronius as their guide and a cantankerous group of Actors bringing to life the people they encounter, the trio find themselves at the heart of adventures of seduction, deception, love, thievery, violence and more.

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R.U.R.

R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)
by Karel Čapek (courtesy of eBooks@Adelaide)

Wed 21 Apr, 19:30 via Zoom 

“The best sort of worker is the cheapest worker. The one that has the least needs.”

On an island off the coast of Europe, Rossum’s Universal Robots produce the ideal artificial workers: strong, tireless, without desire or emotion. But what will come of humanity when its labour is no longer needed? And are the “robots” as soulless as their creators think? Can there be redemption from the apocalypse of technology run amok?

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Fringe 2021 Update

— Updated 11 April —

This is the time of the year when we would normally be announcing auditions for the 2021 Festival Fringe. Unfortunately that is not the case and we have made the decision to postpone our planned productions once again, with the intention of bringing both The Merchant of Venice and Bloody Wimmin to the stage in 2022. 

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