At the Fringe

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We visited the Fringe Festival for the first time as a company in 2017 having developed and prepared An Act Of Kindness for nine months. This development period included previews at The Lion and Unicorn theatre and Theatre503 as well as a tour of schools in London and the Midlands.

When arriving at C-Venues for a technical rehearsal in a the dead of night, with a handmade bus stop tucked under our arms, it was hard to imagine that the show would play to over 1,100 audience members over 25 days at the festival. Some reviews we received are listed below but a highlight was being awarded 'Best Writing' from Theatre Weekly's Best of the Fest 2017 at the close of the festival. 

Rob (playing Martin) championed the Royal Mile in a Wonder Woman costume and alongside our flyers, handed out Kindness Cards, designed to encourage the warmth, generosity and cheer that the Fringe embodies. Alongside the show we raised funds for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a charity that champions men's mental health, and one which is very close to our hearts. On count of the collection tins at the end of the festival, we were delighted to find that we had raised over £900. 

With the festival now well over and winter truly upon us we have begun planning for the future and happily have some exciting announcements to come. We look forward to more traveling, meeting more people, new ideas and many more handmade props. 

‘★ ★ ★ ★ ★  A superb piece of theatre that is clever, funny and poignant’
– Greg Stewart Theatre Weekly

‘★ ★ ★ ★’
– Three Weeks

‘★ ★ ★ ★  I would highly recommend’
– Young Perspective

‘★ ★ ★  genuinely touching to all but the hardest-hearted’
– Rory Ford The Scotsman

‘a perfectly crafted play that joyfully swept me away from the troubles of the everyday’
– The Fountain

‘two excellent actors, sharp direction, and a bouncy, watchable personality’
– Broadway Baby

‘witty, funny and charming’
– Fringe Guru

‘An Act Of Kindness is thoughtful, it’s uplifting, and all in all, it’s very British.’
– Essential Twenty

Caroline Simonsen