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Fringe Show | 2012: Once on This Island

Forth Children’s Theatre is delighted to present a new production of “Once On This Island” by Ahrens and Flaherty for their 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe offering.

This vibrant and stunning musical is set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story intertwined with the fairy tale of the Little Mermaid. With a range of imaginative characters and an innovative score, the production is an exciting challenge for the award winning Youth Theatre who presented an ENDA winning Ahrens and Flaherty show, Ragtime, in 2009.

This production boasts a cast of thirty eight ranging from the ages of ten to seventeen. The company are proud to introduce a surge of new younger members as the cycle of the Youth Theatre continues to evolve.

Director Claire Stewart explains her choice of production; “I chose the piece after hearing the soundtrack several years ago and falling in love with it. I have almost staged it several times over the years but it has never felt quite the right time. This year, the company is at an exciting point where several of our younger members are starting to grow and evolve. This piece has just the right balance of challenge that I feel allows them to flourish and develop as performers. The storytelling and the totally unique score make it a very special piece of theatre and one that the entire company adore.”

Chairman, Mark Gorman added; ” FCT is always changing as our young cast come and go, often to begin careers in the professional theatre but it’s clear that this year’s offering is particularly strong with a show that’s always extremely popular no matter where it’s performed. We’ve done some pretty special things too our beloved auditorium at Inverleith Church Hall this year so come prepared for pleasant surprises!”

Once On this Island runs at Edinburgh’s Inverleith Church Hall, Ferry Road Top of Granton Rd) from 3-11 August from 9-11 April at 7.30 pm with a 2.30 pm Matinee on Saturdays 4 and 11 August.

Tickets £12.00 Concessions £10.00 Family Tickets (2A 2C) £30.00

All tickets £8 on Saturday 4th at 2.30pm

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