Spunglass Theatre's WeDidThis campaign closed on 13th July 2011, having reached its funding goal and raised £610 from 18 donations.
Ink by Laura Lexx - new writing for the Edinburgh Fringe 2011; snatching you into a world where media becomes hallucination and the personal life of a desperate man is thrust onto a paper stage.
If you’ve ever wondered why people sell their stories or why journalists have the capacity to shed their souls in the quest for a story, then Ink is for you. When reporting the news is a business, is there space for truth and a conscience... and when your life has been hijacked for a headline, do you play ball or beg for an exit? Luca; an estate agent in a recession, fatherless following 7/7, and a crossword fan in an age of hysteria. Can he exist without media influence... and does he want to?
About the company
Spun Glass Theatre is dedicated to exploring personal protest through words and worlds. The company has a collective ethos enabling liberation from style that creates possibility. After forming in January 2010, Spun Glass Theatre created Laura, a distillation of Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie which met with critical acclaim at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. An examination of the construction and perpetuation of classic romance, Laura seeks a new and vibrant vocabulary in search of the truth of love.
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6th - 27th August 2011
Kiwi Bar, Edinburgh
About the artist:
Actress, comedian and writer Laura Lexx was a 2009 finalist at both the Chortle and Paramount Student comedy awards and appears regularly at top London comedy venues. Laura also appears in Quiz In My Pants – a quiz comedy panel show she conceived for the Edinburgh Festival 2010. A graduate of the University of Kent, Canterbury, Laura has an extensive theatrical repertoire, including Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. She is guest-directing her play Ink for Spun Glass Theatre in 2011. Ink is her second full theatre script and explores the personal implications of media scrutiny on national tragedies.