AMATA hosts Cornish companies for The Edinburgh Fringe

28 July 2021

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Falmouth's Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (AMATA) is delighted to announce the line-up for The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Digital Showcase in partnership with The Pleasance Theatre Trust, one of the Fringe’s major venue operators.

Throughout August, the studios at AMATA will become livestreaming hubs to broadcast Fringe performances from some of Cornwall’s most exciting companies alongside artists from across the UK.

Jam First, Sian Clarke, 'Owdyado, Arthur Smith, Coppice Theatre and Natasha Brown will all take to the AMATA stages, with performances by Prodigal UPG, The Rat Affair and Jury Games also being featured online.  

Tamsin Godfrey, AMATA’s Programme Manager told us: "this is a brilliant opportunity for Cornish audiences to experience the buzz of the Fringe and support artists as they begin performing again. With shows blending drama, comedy, music and storytelling, there's something for everyone.’’   

Darren Seed of Jam First Theatre added, "This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase who we are and what we do. A chance to make new contacts and to reach a wider audience with our work. It's also giving us access to invaluable industry advice to take us forward as an emerging theatre company.”

What's on?

You can explore the full programme of events here. A limited number of free tickets are available for the shows. If your application to the ballot is unsuccessful, you can book tickets to the events here.

Jam First Theatre’s Hellish is a rip roaring, irreverent and wickedly funny show that takes you from Heaven to Hell and back again; Sian Clarke’s The Sian Clarke Experience mixes aggression, laughter and discomfort to examine the constraints of a woman biting back; and 'Owdyado’s Twisted Tales Goes to the Fringe, is a darkly comic evening of mini Twisted Tales by writers from Cornwall and across the UK.

Arthur Smith’s Syd tells the story of his father, an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, told with love, laughter and song; Children age 5+ will love Coppice Theatre’s Science Adventures: The Power Pickle, as they join the intrepid scientists on a fantastical adventure, and Natasha Brown’s I AM (NOT) KANYE WEST is a hilarious and provocative solo show that asks how much of ourselves are we willing to lose in order to win.  

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