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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012


Queen Dome, Pleasance Dome, Bristo Square, Edinburgh

10.30am daily 1st-26th August (previews 1st-3rd and no performances 14th and 21st)

Returning after 5 star press acclaim in Edinburgh 2011 and in Adelaide 2012, White Room Theatre’s Bite-Size Plays celebrate their 6th Edinburgh show with an exciting new team and a fresh feast of three appetising ’good morning’  menus of exquisite, award-winning 10-15 minute comedies, dramas and eccentricity.  The group feature playlets by emerging new writers from, and this year will be performed by, actors from the UK, USA and Australia.  All served up with a warm welcome, croissants, strawberries and coffee!

The cast of five include Brighton actor Scott Virgo, returning from starring in the 2010 Assembly Rooms production.  Elise Fabris, winner of Best Actress in the Best Play in the 2010 Sydney’s own ten-minute play festival appears plus Eve Kagan, the Boston-based actor who received an IRNE nomination for her work in the critically acclaimed production of ‘Talking to Terrorists’ with Súgán Theatre.  Eve will play, amongst others, Hollywood film star and engineering design genius Hedy Lamarr, in a stunning new play from last year’s People’s Choice (‘Vintage’) London-based writer – Lucy Kaufman. Cassandra Hodges, who recently finished filming The Bletchley Circle with ITV and Bill Knowleden, actor/director of Newcomers Award-nominated Othello complete the cast.

The three menus follow strong themes this year: A Vintage Breakfast set in the 1940’s, plus two other menus reflecting the themes of ‘Love, Sex and Death’ and ‘Forces of Nature’.  Plays in this year’s collection include ‘The Ballad of 423 and 424’ by Nicholas C. Pappas from the USA – a touching tale about Asperger’s Syndrome – which received its world premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville during the Humana Festival and was winner of the 2012 Heideman Award. Writer Alex Broun’s fabulous 4-hander ‘10,000 Cigarettes’ also features in a strong line-up.

 The group’s 2011 shows were a big hit with WhatsonStage, British Theatre Guide, The Scotsman, Fringe Review and the Daily Record, “One of the most important shows you’ll see at the Fringe.”  *****

“A splendid showcase. Without fail funny, strange and moving.” The Guardian

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