Bright young things - youth theatre at Fringe40

PRESS RELEASE: For immediate release May 21st 2019

The Fringe is blessed with the quality of youth theatre it attracts year after year. Double award winners in 2017 and 2018 Shadow Syndicate return for their eighth Buxton Fringe with two plays at Underground Venues. Tomorrow I’ll Be Happy is a striking and visceral play dealing with the aftermath of a homophobic hate crime, while Revelation 1:18 deals with mass production, legacy and artistic identity, as the world of an up-and-coming band is shattered by a single, surprising review.

Buxton’s own REC Youth Theatre also bring two plays as the Senior Company presents a tale of hidden unrest and injustice at Underground Venues, where the inmates at a bizarre summer camp plot a revolution in Zero For Young Dudes by Alistair McDowall, who won our New Writing prize in 2009 and has since gone on to write for the Royal Exchange in Manchester and the Royal Court in London. REC’s Junior Company brings you a tale from a distant future in Twice Upon A Time at St Thomas More School. The shape-shifting Caileach deceives a young warrior into entering the Otherworld, a place where a single moment can equal eternity.

With a well deserved reputation for producing top quality musicals, Mad Hatters Music present Legally Blonde The Musical this year. Follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances, and can be found at St Thomas More School.

There are plenty more theatre treats in Fringe40. For further information see the printed programme, or the new Buxton Fringe App.

The Fringe wishes to thank its sponsor The University of Derby as well as financial supporters The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust and High Peak Borough Council, its Fringe Friends and the town’s many Fringe supporters and venues.



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