Talented students from the University have entertained and enthused both audiences and critics alike at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The students have taken five shows to Edinburgh this year, touring under the name ‘Gone Rogue Productions’ which encompasses the theatrical performing arts talents of the Theatre Group and Showstoppers student societies.
Southampton students have performed two straight plays at the Festival – A Number, by Caryl Churchill, which explores the consequences and pitfalls of artificial human cloning; and Numbers, a dark and tense comedy by Kieron Barry focusing on four teenage girls described as ‘Mean Girls meets Lord of the Flies’.
They have also staged the musical Ordinary Days in Edinburgh which follows four New Yorkers whose parallel lives converge as they search for purpose, love, and taxi cabs. In addition, the University’s very own comedy troupe ‘Beard of Zeus’ presented The Very Nice Improv Show.
Ilsa Jones, a second-year English and Film Studies student who plays Isabel in Numbers commented:
“Edinburgh is an amazing place and the atmosphere of the festival is incredible. There is so much talent there and it’s wonderful to be a part of it. It’s really gone well. Both Numbers and A Number will have been performed 10 times during the Festival when we’re finished and both have received 4* reviews.”
All five of the Southampton-staged productions close at the Festival on Monday 29 August. Click here for further information about the performances including ticket availability.