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‘Bringing local artists into the spotlight and national talent to our stages’

 

SO: FRINGE is a three day festival celebrating the rich culture of Southampton.

 

From Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 July the city centre will come alive with comedy, dance, live music, poetry and theatre.

 

The aim for the festival is to not only showcase the superb artists of Southampton, but to also improve access to the arts and live entertainment for the entire city. SO: Fringe’s main objective for the festival is for this to be the start of long-lasting culture event. They have performances that are at various stages of production and would like for performances that are at a more infant stage to use the festival as a springboard for further development and performances.

 

For more information about SO: Fringe  visit their website

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Pride & Prejudice (featuring FuzzyLogic)

Thu 11 July | 8.00pm | 1 hour 25 minutes | £9.00

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife…’

Though undoubtedly one of the best loved novels of all time, this is Pride & Prejudice as you’ve never experienced it before. Our cast blend improvised movement with dialogue lifted directly from Austen’s original text, bringing to life the timelessly human relationships at the heart of the story. No two performances are the same, as scenes emerge spontaneously from the movement, guaranteeing a totally unique experience.

A curtain raiser will be performed before the main show:

FuzzyLogic is ZoieLogic Dance Theatre’s nationally acclaimed all male youth company that has been pushing the boundaries of Dance Theatre for over 20 years. The company is all about creativity, telling stories, high energy movement and contact work. We create innovative works that tour the UK regularly, including guest spots at high profile events and projects such as U.dance festival, while working with dance organisations such as Sadler’s Wells, The Place and Laban.

Double Bill: Ain't No Chopping Me Down & The Feeling of Knowing Something is Wrong but it Isn't

Fri 12 July | 8.00pm | 1 hour 25 minutes including an interval| £11.00 | 14+

Ain’t No Chopping Me Down is a one-woman, autobiographical piece exploring family divorce, change and growth. Blooming with puns and poetry, Holly tells the story of a tree, rooted in her ways and struggling to branch out.

 

The feeling of knowing something is wrong, but it isn’t’ 

Inspired by real-life experiences that have been silenced by a culture of shame, this performance is a raw exploration of the generational and healthcare disparities, cultural clashes, and societal norms surrounding female reproductive health and gender identity.

Trigger warning: Lived experiences around infertility & menopause 

Spitfire Patrol

Sat 13 July | 12.45pm | 1 hour 15 minutes | £9.00| 7+

“Camp wouldn’t be the same without songs around the fire, nights under the stars, and getting involved in global conflict…”

The Garret Theatre Company presents Spitfire Patrol, a new one-act comedy following a group of Girlguides in wartime England who must learn to put aside their fears and prejudices when an enemy soldier stumbles into camp. Armed with their basic survival skills and a plethora of badges, will they ‘Be Prepared’ whenduty calls?

Twisted Tales (ORB Youth Dance Co)

Sat 13 July | 8.15pm | 1 hour 20 minutes | £11.00

In a dystopian world where there is no possibility of choice and occupations are assigned at birth, we observe a group of actors who have been bred for one sole purpose: to entertain. Each night, the thespians are brought to the stage filled with nothing but a large book and forced to retell nostalgic folk tales.

Imposed to perform for the observers, critics and opportunists, the group journey through the miseries and raptures of life as a working actor and how an audience create the compulsion for performance.

Twisted Tales is a “visually stunning” Platform Theatre piece created by Box House Theatre Company. A cast of six regal actors are confined to the space of a gym mat whilst showcasing four folk tales which all end with a twist.

A curtain raiser will be performed by ORB Youth Dance Co before the main show:

ORB is a thriving, semi-professional performance company dedicated to delivering high-quality, physical, contemporary-based dance training and performance opportunities for aspiring young dance artists across Hampshire. ORB value individuality and young artistic voices, all whilst honing contemporary dance techniques and performance skills.

This event takes place at

MAST Mayflower Studios – Studio 2

Above Bar Street, Southampton, SO14 7DU 

The entrance to Studio 2 is on Level 2.

Street level access to our foyer & Box Office is through the main entrance on Above Bar Street. 

Studio 2 - MAST Mayflower Studios

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