Redland High to return to The Fringe

Medea16 students from Redland High School are preparing to take to the stage once more at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, held in August.

The cast, made up of pupils from Years 10 to 13, will be showcasing their production of Greek tragedy Medea at the festival this summer. The girls will be putting a modern twist on the play, combining modern costume with original classical elements and the use of masks.

Francesca Millar, Year 11, has composed all the music for the performance while the dance has been written and choreographed entirely by the girls. This will be the third year that pupils from the School have performed at the festival, and they will be aiming for more rave reviews after the success of last year’s productions.

Former Redland High pupil, Lucy Briggs Owen, is currently performing in Shakespeare in Love in the West End and many of the pupils performing at the Fringe will be hoping to follow in her footsteps.

Caroline Bateson, Headmistress at Redland High, said, “Having the opportunity to perform at The Fringe Festival gives our students the chance to experience the lives of adult professional artists. It takes the traditional school trip to a new level, allowing them to showcase their work on an international arena.”

The play will be performed from 1 August to 9 August (excluding Sunday 3 August) at 2.10pm at The Space on North Bridge.

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