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Acting Alumni production to show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

BA (Hons) Acting Alumni Course news / Industry news / Achieve – Published 3rd Mar 17

BA (Hons) Acting Alumni Elliot Warren and Olivia Brady’s production, FLESH & BONE will be showing at Pleasance Courtyard at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, having won £10,000 as part of the Charlie Hartill Fund.

The pair started Unpolished Theatre Company in September 2016 and Flesh and Bone is their first show. Described as “A show that gives the gritty residents of an East London Tower Block a stage, through their wickedly eloquent voices we are thrust into their stories, held by the scruff of the neck, and made to listen” FLESH & BONE follows the lives of five characters, three of which are played by AUB Alumni, Elliot Warren, Olivia Brady and Alessandro Babalola.

Elliot said: I wrote the show in a month, we rehearsed it in a month and did a two week run in Camden just before Christmas. There we sparked some interest with other theatres and casting directors. We were passed on to the Pleasance Theatre and they told us we should apply for the Charlie Hartill Fund. 

“We had 10 minutes on stage, we made a medley/mashup of scenes from the play and presented that! We were finalised after that and myself and Olivia had to go in afterwards and discuss the business side of Edinburgh Fringe Festival, shortly after that we received a phone call saying that we had won!”

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