Vulvarine on tour
London theatre news: Saturday 26 January 2019
London Fringe - Shows - Tours
Fat Rascal Theatre announce the cast for the UK tour of their hit Edinburgh show Vulvarine, which tours through Spring 2019 including stop-offs at Vault Festival and the King's Head Theatre.
Image: Fat Rascal Theatre
Winners of the Otherplace/Balkan Award, the Eddies Award, the VAULT festival 'Festival Spirit' Award and nominated for an Off West End Award, Fat Rascal Theatre has quickly become a home for new musical theatre, having written and produced 5 new musicals since its inception in 2016, including sell-out Edinburgh show Buzz: A New Musical.
Fat Rascal Theatre is a company run by women, discussing social and political issues through an accessible and appealing format to engage a wider audience.
They believe that theatre should aim to inspire, educate or liberate and should be available to everybody.
Casting has now been announced for the company's upcoming spring tour of their hit Edinburgh show, Vulvarine, that starts at Theatre Severn on 2 March and continues through the early part of the summer, concluding at The Lowry in Salford in July.
In London, the show will be at Vault Festival from 13 to 17 March and, later, at Islington's King's Head Theatre from June 11 to July 6 where the company are an Associate Company.
Robyn Grant is a writer-performer trained on East 15 Acting school's Acting and Contemporary Theatre course.
Her piece Tom and Bunny Save the World played at York Theatre Royal and Edinburgh Fringe Assembly George Square, and was shortlisted for the Les Enfants Terribles Award 2017, the Eddies Award 2017, and won Best New Writing - Fairy Powered Edinburgh Fringe Awards.
She is currently redeveloping her show Buzz: A New Musical (Shortlisted for Les Enfants Terribles Award 2016, Winner of The Stella Wilkie Award 2016, Winner of the Eddies Award 2016, Winner of The Otherplace Balkan Award 2017), and is the founder and Artistic Director of Fat Rascal Theatre.
She is to be joined onstage by frequent collaborators Jamie Mawson, Allie Munro and Katie Wells (Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody, King's Head Theatre and UK tour; Buzz: A New Musical, Brighton Fringe, York Theatre Royal, Edinburgh Fringe; Tom and Bunny Save the World, Edinburgh Fringe), and new company member Steffan Rizzi (The Secret Garden, The Barn Theatre; Pobol y Cwm and Respectable Girls, S4C)
Following an outpouring of new superhero musicals with a male protagonist, Vulvarine is a tongue-in-cheek comedy with a feminist message; and after the release of superhero movies with a social and political focus such as Black Panther and Wonder Woman, Fat Rascal Theatre believe that now is the time for a new politically relevant superhero musical, combining pop culture and musical theatre with gender discussions to create a fresh, funny and relevant new show.
ActDrop reviewed Fat Rascal's Beauty and the Beast at the King's Head Theatre in December 2017 - read our 4 star review here.
Bryony Buckle/Vulvarine: Allie Munro
The Mansplainer/Debbie: Robyn Grant
Poppy/The Doctor: Katie Wells
Orson Bloom/The Boss: Jamie Mawson
Sonya/Phil: Steffan Rizzi
Book: Robyn Grant
Lyrics: Robyn Grant & Daniel Elliot
Music: James Ringer-Beck
Associate Director: Siobhan Cannon Brownlie
Choreographer: Jed Berry
Lighting Designer: Declan Randall
Sound Designer: Candice Weaver
Vulvarine and Mansplainer Prop Design: Hugh Purves
Technical Stage Manager: Vita Ingram-Anichkin
Sound Technician: Benjamin Smith
Producer: Laura Elmes
Theatre Severn, March 2nd
Theatre Deli, March 7th - 9th
Attenborough Arts Centre, March 10th
VAULT Festival, March 13th - 17th
The Civic, Stourport, March 19th
Old Joint Stock, Birmingham, March 20th - 23rd
Wardrobe Bristol, March 27th - 30th
Brewery Arts Centre, April 3rd
Komedia Brighton, May 27th - 29th
King's Head Theatre, June 11th - July 6th
Cast Doncaster, July 10th
The Lowry Salford, July 11th - 12th
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