Bristol Drama students take to the stage at The Fringe

12 Drama students from Redland High School are putting the final touches to the two all-girl productions that they will be showcasing at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, held in August.

The Sixth Form pupils are presenting two of Angela Carter’s re-imaginings of classic fairy tales – Puss in Boots, a riotous romp complete with a couple of murderous kitties, and The Company of Wolves.  The productions will both incorporate live music, movement and dance.

17 year old Jessie Nixon, who is directing The Company of Wolves, recently won an award from the Harry Crook Foundation to support her work at the Festival.  She will be one of the youngest people to have directed a production at The Fringe.

Sarah McCormack, Director of Drama at Redland High School, said, “You will see all-male productions at most Arts Festivals these days but all-female companies are much rarer.  Our students are talented and ambitious and The Fringe Festival gives them the opportunity to experience the lives of adult professional artists, as well as showcasing their work in an international arena.”

The play will be performed from 2 – 10 August (not Sunday 4 August) at 2.05pm at The Space on North Bridge.

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