theatre can happen anywhere
As part of Brighton Fringe this week at the Nightingale, Glasgow-based ensemble
Tumult in the Clouds present Paddy Cunneen’s plays Fleeto and Wee Andy. Focussing on the current topic of youth gang and knife crime, Fleeto is a hard-hitting contemporary Scottish re-invention of the Greek tragic form. Wee Andy runs parallel to Fleeto, and looks at the struggle of a surgeon as he attempts to save a victim of a vicious attack, and the lengths his mother goes to save him. These two shows have been rated ***** by the British Theatre Guide, reviewed as “brilliantly tense” by The Times (*****), “gripping” by The Guardian (****) and has won multiple awards, including the Brighton Fringe Award for Emerging Talent in 2011.
Coming from a highly successful run at Adelaide Fringe 2012, a new link between Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe has brought Fleeto and Wee Andy down to Brighton for 5 nights only to perform this award-winning show at the Nightingale.
Manager of the Nightingale, Steven Brett, said, “By confronting knife crime head-on these pieces bring a prevalent social issue into the Nightingale’s theatrical setting, giving audiences of all ages the chance to experience two tragic tales of people on both sides of a crime with devastating implications.” Read the full article here.
Running from 16-20 May at 7pm and 8.30pm, these shows are a must see. Book your tickets through the Brighton Fringe website.