We are right in the midst of the Fringe Festival once more, and its as hectic as ever for us here at Grey Coast.
With over 3000 unique performances gracing the myriad of venues all across the city, we’ve decided to take a different approach to our schedule this year.
A great deal of our young performers come from across the widespread area of the Highlands. Due to the large distances that many of them have to cover, in order to rehearse, we thought we’d give them their own unique challenges to face.
Each one of our 20 cast members have been given their own improvisation challenges to work on for the last month. Using a mixture of techniques, including mind maps, regression therapy and extreme method acting; they have been creating their own unique characters to sink their teeth into over the Fringe.
Instead of a traditional performance, taken over a few nights in one venue; the 20 different characters, the children have created, will be wandering the streets of Edinburgh in costume and fully realised.
As they all know each other by sight (and have been in contact over Social Media during the course of the last month or so) they will be able to walk around a small square of the City, interacting and creating their own dramatic scenes on the fly.
This weekend, the city will be at its busiest and our young performers will be out amongst the punters, mixing it up and causing mayhem as their own creations.
From serial killers to news reporters, scurvy pirates to corrupt politicians – this motley crew of zany characters will be bumping into each other for the first time in over a month. They’ll have to hide their initial surprise and joy at seeing their friends; whilst staying in character and concentrating on creating an exciting, tense scene that the unwitting people of the Fringe will not be able to take their eyes off.