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21 Aug 2018

Drama prize winners perform at the Fringe

Drama and English students and alumni are among those taking to the stage at the Edinburgh Fringe, with the help of money won through the School’s Stanley Evernden Prize.

Beacon Productions will perform Birth Control: “an intensely dramatic short play inspired by authors such as Sarah Kane and Martin Crimp… an original attempt at an absurdist horror story.” The play was chosen to receive this year’s Stanley Evernden Prize of £750 towards the cost of taking a performance to the Fringe.

Birth Control will be performed at Venue 236, 6 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh until 25 August.

Beacon Productions are:

Writer and Director
Corinne Bills (English and Drama undergraduate)

Producer and Actor
Ben Welham (Drama Alumni)

Actors
Ash Boland (Maths Undergraduate)
Sophie Tomlins (Drama Undergraduate)
Adam Hennessey (Maths Alumni)
Matt Ridge (Politics and International Relations Alumni)
Sophie Callanan

Tech
Sam Vesty (English and Drama Alumni)

You can follow Beacon Productions on Twitter.

Please note that the performance contains themes that some people may find distressing, and that it has been rated 16+ with guidance. More details are available on the Fringe website.