Tutors and former members heading to Edinburgh Fringe

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Edinburgh Fringe

Several of Flying High's tutors and former members will once again be heading up to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

Taking on the world's largest arts festival will be a mix of those who are just starting out in their career journeys, as well as some seasoned pros achieving dizzying heights of success now.

Us!

This year we will of course be heading up once again!

The play this year? The Wizard of Oz!

We think the cobbled streets in the Scottish capital just need a lick of paint and they will lead our audience down a yellow brick road right to our venue.

One of our members has set up a fundraising page to help support the performers through what can be an expensive month. If you would like to fnd out more then click here.

Sarah Keyworth

Sarah will be heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe once more after a year where she achieved rave reviews and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, .

Sarah is currently in Melbourne at the International Comedy Festival, gaining more success and tv appearances!

Read: The Guardian - "Sarah Keyworth: ‘Funniest heckle? I once picked on a couple who were having an affair'"

Jennifer Manderson, Emily Thurston and Georgie Saunders (Next Door Dance Company)

Tutors Georgie, Emily and Flying High Director, Jennifer will be performing a full run of the brilliant dance show The Beautiful Game which takes a look at the world of football and was choreographed by Jennifer and the team.

It recently formed the basis for a film which involved several groups the dance company works with across Nottinghamshire:

 

Matthew Collins

Matt graduated from university in Hull and set up theatre company Just Club, before starting work on their first show immediately.

After a hugely successful launch night of Standing Too Close On Our Own In the Dark, the company will take it to Edinburgh for a one night only Hull showcase!

Standing Too Close on Our Own in the Dark is part of Absolutely Cultured’s Hull Takeover, supported by Middle Child and Hull Truck Theatre

Tash Bird

It is very likely that Tash will return to busk this year as well as play a few gigs with other musicians in some of the many music venues all over Edinburgh this summer.

She has been ever present on the streets of Edinburgh for several years now, busking with her own songs and loop pedal remixes of hits and classics.

Sophie Hatton

Her company Ditto Theatre, which was also set up straight after leaving East 15 drama school, will be taking their second show Rocket Girl to the festival.

Using their mix of storytelling, puppetry and movement, the show looks to inspire all young girls to reach for the moon.

As we mentioned before, the festival can be expensive. This could be especially so for a young company, and Ditto are fundraising to help them be able to perform:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Aaaaaand our new Crowdfunding page - Mission: Rocket Girl to Edinburgh Fringe 2019 - is live!! We’ve been extremely lucky to secure a place at this year’s @edfringe with our latest show, Rocket Girl. However as many of you know, this doesn’t come cheap! From accommodation, marketing, to fringe registration fees...it all begins to add up. That’s where we need your help! We have only eight weeks to raise a whopping £3,000. Even the littlest of gestures makes the biggest difference and it would mean the absolute world to us. Rocket Girl is also significantly important in inspiring young people to follow their dreams, as well as encouraging more girls into STEM-related subjects. Help us bring this show to the world’s largest arts festival and allow us to inspire many young people to believe that anything can be possible if they put their mind to it.

 

See you all there!