Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival    June 21-24 2012

  Tramps Like Us
Autojeu Theatre
 
 
Two homeless men share their wisdom and worldly knowledge as they rebuild their world, one rusty baked-bean can at a time. drama
12+
55 mins

  make-shift
Blind Ditch
 
 
An intimate networked event that takes place simultaneously in two ordinary houses and speaks about the fragile connectivity of human and ecological relationships. words and images
12+
75 mins

  Snarks
Entertainingly Different Youth Theatre
 
 
Based on Lewis Carroll's 'Hunting of the Snark' and other nonsense verse, suitable for the whole family with colourful characters, adventure, slapstick and general silliness! drama
8+
75 mins

  Women of an Uncertain Age
Flip Webster & Maggie Bourgein
 
 
Middle-aged women: an Endangered Species. Come and view them close-up in their unnatural habitats. Are we too old for careers, sex and a social life? Who says? comedy
14+
50 mins

  Just Julian
Forches Finest
 
 
Just Julian explores the idea of social inclusion and community intolerance of one who is different. However, to his friends, he will always be, Just Julian. drama
8+
30 mins

  Fractal
Fractal
 
 
An exploration in improvisation with two artforms simultaneously: music and dance, each interacting with the other. improv-dance, music
12+
60 mins

  I like the way you wear your hair
Greg Wohead
 
 
The true story of a teenage crush set in small-town Texas conveyed through storytelling and projected drawings. story, multi-media
14+
45 mins

  Severance
Interwoven
 
 
A cross art-form piece, combining dance and theatre. An interwoven expression of the deep personal wounds caused by ‘cuts’, ‘austerity’ and ‘severance’. dance, theatre
16+
70 mins

  "i never did..."
Jessie Percival
 
 
A dance-theatre solo performed in the round using text from 'When We Were Very Young' by AA Milne approached from an adult perspective. dance
12+
30 mins

  The Blizzard
Nigel Billing
 
 
A maritime tale of three Newquay men and their life at sea, transporting Culm to Ireland and the west country. Story telling and music bring to life a forgotten part of Cornish working life. storytelling, music
12+
50 mins

  Check In
Out There Theatre
 
 
Facebook has more than 800 million active users. Out There Theatre present YOUR posts, live on stage - so don't forget to 'Check In'. drama, physical-theatre
14+
40 mins

  Psychic or Trick of the Mind Part 2
Paul Stockman
 
 
Paul Stockman, one of the worlds leading Psychological Entertainers, is back in Barnstaple.“If you like Derren Brown you will love this guy” The Times mind illusion
10+
60 mins

  Links With Lit
Pete Castle
 
 
An entertaining mixture of songs, stories and scholarship, this production illustrates the links between the oral folk tradition and literature. storytelling, music, song
14+
60 mins

  Tea Anyone?
Pidge Productions
 
 
"We're new here. Do you want to come in for a cup of tea?" Can we make a space into a home and strangers into a family in just 45 minutes? stories, chat,
tea

14+
45 mins

  Cover Story
Pilot's Thumb Theatre
 
 
Media and public pressure are focussed on an unresolved accusation. We use our signature style of taking universal political and social issues and making them personal. drama
14+
40 mins

  The Chocolate Paradox
Plain Quakers
 
 
A comedy with a hard centre about chocolate and the credit crunch(ie). While Morris and Albert rehearse a play about George Cadbury, Ted and Trevor worry about global finance. drama
14+
60 mins

  Going Viral
Play It Again Theatre Company
 
 
Exploring the darker, more risky side of our online lives. Expect humour, punchy dialogue, dynamic physical theatre and a cool soundtrack. drama
11+
60 mins

  Luna
Pretty Good Girl Dance Theatre
 
 
Based on the award-winning novel, a delicate theatrical and dance evoked journey with Liam/Luna and his sister Regan as they come to understand Liam's true identity. dance-theatre
12+
60 mins

  Bursary Boy
Provocation Theatre Company
 
 
A new play by award winning writer Dougie Blaxland which explores the culture of silence within the Catholic Church with regards to abuse. drama
14+
75 mins

  This Was Your Life
Quite Nice Theatre
 
 
A comedy play with music where the audience are invited to the recording of everyone's favourite reality show to determine the eternal fate of a recently deceased contestant. drama
14+
55 mins

  Revlon Scarlet Rescues the Crown Jewels
River Productions & Skylight Theatre
 
 
Pirate Revlon Scarlet, time traveller, and his sister Sabre, battle evil Captain Bligh to rescue the crown jewels for Queen Elizabeth's 1952 coronation. family show
6+
75 mins

  People Watching People
RunFree Theatre
 
 
Take a glimpse into the stories of the everyday unnoticed world, through a piece of fun physical theatre that captures the excitement of the ordinary. physical theatre
12+
45 mins

  Centipeople
Social Interruption
 
 
We form a variety of mini performances. If interacted with, this morphs into a new picture. We encourage the audience to move with us - to join the centipede. street event
 
 

  The Last Lunch
Something Underground Theatre Company
 
 
It's Sunday lunch, and where the roast should be, there's a tofu wiener casserole instead. drama
14+
75 mins

  Trouble and Strife
Sue Smith, Jane Castree
and Jules Laville

 
 
Cross-art collaborations create an evening of original work, inspired by International Women’s Day. dance
12+
60 mins

  Dr Frankenstein's Travelling Freak Show
Tin Shed Theatre Co.
 
 
Mary Shelly's Frankenstein through the debauched and twisted eyes of one cynical raconteur and his faithful gaggle of gormless goons. cabaret
14+
75 mins

  Absolute Improv!
To Be Continued...
 
 
An hour of improvised comedy. This show has never been seen before and will never be seen again! comedy improv
12+
60 mins

  A Pirate's Life for Me
Vagabondi Puppets
 
 
Captain Mary MacGuire and her first mate, Annie Greengrass, will put your crew through their paces with songs, puppets, crumpled old maps and giant treasure chests. children's theatre, puppets
5+
50 mins

  Straight and Narrow
White Hippos Productions
 
 
An old narrowboatman, his horse and visitors share short, tall tales and navigate truth and fiction on and beyond the canal. drama
12+
45 mins

  a mid summer nights dream
wolf + water arts company/
many directions theatre

 
 
An adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream set on the eve of the first world war performed by people with learning difficulties. drama
12+
75 mins

  How to Start a Riot
Worklight Theatre
 
If actions are mindless, what's in the mind? Using text, torchlight and physical theatre, three performers unpick presumed causes of civil unrest. devised drama, physical-theatre
14+
50 mins

  Yo Yo Re-Entangled
Yo Yo
 
 
When particles becomes entangled their properties remain intrinsically connected despite separation; here the human observer becomes the quantum detector. dance
14+
30 mins