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Drama at Kilgraston – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Trip 2022

Drama at Kilgraston – Edinburgh Fringe Festival Trip 2022

Drama at Kilgraston - Trainspotting trip

Drama at Kilgraston includes acting, set design, performances, theatre trips and much more.

On Friday 27th August 2022, the Higher and Advanced Higher Drama classes enjoyed a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This takes place yearly and there are always a plethora of fantastic shows to interest all ages. This year, we went to see Shakespeare for Breakfast, Classic, The Birds and Trainspotting.

First up was Shakespeare for Breakfast, which started with complimentary tea/coffee/juice and croissants on entry. The play followed the Shakespeare story The Winter’s Tale in which the jealous King Leontes falsely accuses his wife Hermione of cheating on him with his best friend, and she dies. Leontes exiles his newborn daughter Perdita, who is raised by shepherds for sixteen years and falls in love with the son of Leontes’ friend. When Perdita returns home, a statue of Hermione comes to life, and everyone is reconciled. The story was told in a comedic way and was very entertaining!

Next up was Classic. This is a comedy in which the actors attempted to tell the story of 42 classic novels, ranging from Pride and Prejudice to The Lord of the Rings in one hour. The cast succeeded – pretty impressive!

The penultimate performance was The Birds based on the Daphne du Maurier short story. The Birds is a drama in which a couple, thrown together by the birds’ terrifying assault, find their delicate balance suddenly threatened not from the birds they are trying to keep out but from a young woman they let in. This is a thrilling and slightly creepy story of what happens when nature turns against humanity – I would definitely recommend it!

Last but not least was Trainspotting. This highly immersive performance is adapted from Irvine Welsh’s classic novel and not something you will be likely to forget. The performance is filled with flashing, coloured lights, drugs, alcohol, is staged in a bespoke venue and even a bit of poo. If you book anything on your next trip to the Fringe Festival, Trainspotting is definitely not to be missed!

Finally, thank you so much to Mrs Murphy for organising this trip and to Ms Flint for accompanying us. I think I speak for everyone when I say that this was a really enjoyable and memorable trip!



By Zoe U6

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