Barnstaple's Fringe Theatre Festival    June 20-23 2013

  Letters from another Island
Almost Human
 
 
A work of live film-making that superimposes actors onto miniaturised environments to create a fictional world that has varying proximity to our own. film as theatre
16+
55 mins

  Beowulf
Autojeu Theatre
 
 
Beowulf, one of history's oldest tales, man versus monster. The hero of the Geats comes to the aid of the King of the Danes in a heroic epic that will live on for ever. drama
8+
50 mins

  The Idea
Autojeu Theatre
 
 
Growing from a seed, needing feeding and nurturing, the idea can glow and radiate to infinite possibilities - or it can flounder and fail. Sam fails beautifully! comedy
14+
40 mins

  Maine Road Blues
Dreamshed Theatre
 
 
Find out why a football stadium is more than just a place to a life-long fan. Maine Road may be no more but its impact still burns brightly! comedy-drama
12+
50 mins

  'All For the Want of a Charter' -
Barum's Secrets & Lies

Entertainingly Different Youth Theatre
 
 
Who is Barum's most famous son? Who were the four Marys and what did they do? Find out the answers to these questions and more in an entertaining factual drama with a local flavour. drama, physical theatre
8+
75 mins

  Will Kempe and the Nine Daies' Wonder
Fast Forward Theatre
 
 
Sacked from Shakespeare's company, Will Kempe and two companions morris dance from London to Norwich. They flashback to some of Kempe's appearances in classic Shakespeare. musical
12+
60 mins

  Us
Fear t’ Nasty productions
 
 
Two under-class youths decide on extreme measures to get themselves some money but their plan doesn't work quite how they wanted it to. drama
16+
60 mins

 md
Forches Finest
 
 
Spread the message - Feel the heat - Send the rhythm - Share the beat - Be as one - With monkeydrum. drama
7+
30 mins

  Birdhouse
Jammy Voo Theatre
 
 
A surreal, comedy horror. Four forgotten characters from The Birds - the only remaining survivors of the attack that wiped out the town - take refuge in the Coronet Cinema. comedy-horror
14+
60 mins

  If You Ever Leave Me
Kelly Kanayama
 
 
Performance storytelling, examining the family ties that bind us, the sacrifices we make in pursuit of a happy ending, and the stories we carry with us - whether or not we mean to. storytelling, theatre
16+
60 mins

  A Father for My Son
Lamerhooe Productions
 
 
A play about Kathleen Scott, (Scott of the Antarctic's wife) - a bohemian, artist, a socialite and friend of such as Rodin, Isadora Duncan and Nansen. drama
12+
45 mins

  Death of a TV Salesman
L Vital
 
 
Physical-theatre, dark social comedy about a shallow, womanising, drug-taking TV jewellery salesman who's meeting with death transforms his life... and death!! Physical theatre, dark comedy
16+
50 mins

  And Here And There And
Mads Floor Andersen
 
 
This durational site-work is constantly evolving by moving twenty chairs into various formations. People passing by are invited to have a seat and enjoy the view and landscape around them. site-specific performance
0+
8 hours

  We Used To Wait
Massive Owl
 
 
One-on-one intimacy to ensemble celebration - We Used To Wait seeks to give you an embodied experience through provoking what it means to be ‘live’. devised performance
14+
60 mins

  Spectacular Vernacular goes forth!
Mishmash Productions
 
 
An exhilarating, fresh and moving exploration of the power of words, our distilled thoughts seeking to recapture the essence of a moment, a memory, a feeling big or small. performance-poetry
14+
60 mins

  46 minutes
Monday Collective
 
 
Three people find common ground through 46 minutes of last summer's Olympics. They miss the glory but excel at the ordinary. drama
14+
46 mins

  1000 words
Monday Collective
 
 
If a picture paints a thousand words, how many pictures does a thousand words paint? Site-specific performance
14+
45 mins

  High Vis
Monkeydog Productions
 
 
Quint, a traffic warden, is confined to HQ while police track his stalker who's armed with an air rifle. Quint broods on his estranged wife, his gay son and his halcyon days in the army. darkly comical drama
14+
70 mins

  The First Cut
outcastheatre productions
 
 
A two-hander, written by a young local playwright, dealing with the darker side of life. drama
14+
35 mins

  The Show
Out There Theatre
 
 
Have you ever wondered what happens before a show begins? Thought not, but we're going to show you anyway. drama, comedy
14+
40 mins

  Third Time Lucky
Pidge Productions
 
 
Why do we want to make sense of it all? Why do we think the likes of horoscopes and tarot cards will ever help us? Pidge are back and looking to their future. comedy-drama
14+
50 mins

  Activate An Activist
Pilot's Thumb Theatre
 
 
Protest in social, local and personal contexts from a contemporary and historical point of view explored through theatrical collage and video montage combined with a narrative through line. narrative docu-drama
14+
50 mins

  Nine Parts a Quaker
Plain Quakers
 
 
Slavery was abolished in the mid-nineteenth century yet today an estimated 20 million people are enslaved. Another fine mess for retired ageing grumpies to sort. drama
14+
60 mins

  Come One, Come All!
Project: Dance!
 
 
A variety style show, incorporating members of all ages and abilities - people with learning disabilities, able-bodied, amateur and professional - in dance and musical theatre. dance & drama variety show
5+
45 mins

  The Use of Self
Self Assemble Theatre
 
 
A frantic, fast paced, highly charged, physical and entertaining account of the quest for personal effectiveness and office survival. This is The Office meets Alexander Technique! physical theatre
14+
60 mins

  Scallywags
SOOP
 
 
WWII: threatened with invasion, Britain trained 'Scallywags' to conceal blunt objects, dot dashes and drink rum in the face of interrogation. What if the invasion had actually happened? comedy-drama
14+
75 mins

  The Ice Maiden
SourDough Theatre
 
 
Working from Han Christian Andersen's original text, we explore a world that is both enticing and dangerous. The story is illustrated with shadows, projection, puppetry and live music. story-telling
14+
60 mins

  Hour of the Wolf
The JQ Studio
 
 
At night, during the first anniversary of his loved one's death, a man plagued by insomnia and bouts of fitful unrest takes a turn for the worse during the Hour of the Wolf. ritual, movement and song
14+
55 mins

  Pretentious
Theo Fraser
 
 
"Existential angst through the medium of voice, dance, and soliloquy." An 'ironic comedy' of performance cliches audiences have been subjected to over the years. comedy
18+
60 mins

  Blue
Touched Theatre
 
 
The story of a disappearance, of conflicting memories and a mystery. A young woman has vanished from a coastal cliff-top and we ask the audience to try to make sense of her actions. puppetry, physical theatre
12+
40 mins

  The Boy Who Fell in Love with the Stars
White Hippos Productions
 
 
A man remembers a dream he once had as a child. A bedtime story for the Universe. Using film and animation, the White Hippos invite you to a visual treat and a journey beyond the stars. comedy-drama
7+
20 mins

  I think I'm a Feminist
Worklight Theatre
 
Worklight Theatre (an all male company) create a show about Feminism; its history, its meaning and the place that it has in our world. devised theatre
14+
45 mins