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4 Mar 2019

Alumna crowdfunds to take her play to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Esther Malkinson is aiming to raise a combined £5,000 for her theatre company to get their latest play to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Esther founded the Essex-based company, millennials and other terrible things, alongside University of Essex alumna Fabiana Sforza. The company is set to take their new show, “10:31 MCR” to the famous arts festival, and the play will be performed from 12-17 August at theSpace on the Mile theatre.

The work focuses on the socio-political impact of the Manchester terror attack in May 2017 on young people and is one of the first plays ever to be written about the attack.

It also highlights other effects such as increased islamophobia and racism in the country, and aims to encourage discussion of pre-existing belief patterns whilst bringing people together through art.  

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, running from 2-26 August 2019, is a celebration of the arts from across the globe. After being originally founded in 1947, in 2017 the festival saw over 53,000 performances of almost 3,500 shows across the city.

Esther graduated from Loughborough in 2016 with a BA in English and Drama.

You can find out more about the production online.

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