“As our relationship cemented we realised a shared interest in exploring the theme of mental health as this is something we have all struggled with at various times and in devising when it comes to the construction of a show.”
WHO: Rich Foyster: Producer / Actor / Director
WHAT: “Award-winning Happenings Theatre Company and sell-out Pop Heart Productions present their new collaboration. Are you okay? Mindfulness app or drunk every weekend? F*ck the pain away or yoga getaway? Medicate or meditate? An unfiltered look at the vicious cycle of being human. Poignant and so darkly funny it hurts. This immersive session is in progress.”
WHERE: theSpace on North Bridge – Fife Theatre (Venue 36)
WHEN: 14:35 (50 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
Both the companies (Pop Heart Productions and Happening Theatre Company) in this collaboration performed at Edinburgh separately for the first time in 2018. Pop Heart Productions produced the show “Am I F#*kable?” and Happening Theatre Company brought “10 Steps to Happiness” both of which were performed to sell-out audiences at Sweet Novotel.
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
Since Festivals 2018 we have been shaping and creating our show, “Anti-Depressed?” for Fringe season this year. It has been such an amazing experience to collaborate with Happening Theatre Company. As a company that is used to producing our own work it has been a wonderful experience getting to blend both our unique perspectives on the world. In addition we got to premiere our new show at Brighton Fringe at The Warren. Allowing us to shape the production into the format you’ll see in Edinburgh.
Tell us about your show.
Our show is a collaboration between two different Brighton Theatre Companies who were friends prior to Edinburgh last year but, Edinburgh Festival Fringe gave us the opportunity to really cement our relationship and saw it evolve into a working relationship. As our relationship cemented we realised a shared interest in exploring the theme of mental health as this is something we have all struggled with at various times and in devising when it comes to the construction of a show. As such, the content has been written, directed and performed by all of the 3 cast members. You could say we are all control freaks but we have also undertaken the producing duties as well but have been supported brilliantly by all the staff at theSpaceUK.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
As two companies from Brighton, we are always keen to champion our local burgeoning theatre scene. There are so many great performers coming to Edinburgh this year and we are delighted to be sharing this amazing experience again with them.
Firstly, “Sary” which will be on at Sweet Novotel 3 throughout the whole of Edinburgh which is an amazing piece of feminist folk horror about shapeshifting and witchcraft which is being produced by Different Theatre. Secondly, they are also bringing “Metamorphosis,” a reimagining of Kafka’s classic told through the eyes of Grete Samsa’s eye which will be performed at Sweet Grassmarket.
“The Fannytasticals” are bringing their rude and raucous brand of musical sketch comedy to Edinburgh for the first time at Sweet Grassmarket from 02/08-11/08. They can’t be missed, as the tickets will sell fast and are hilarious.
Lastly, the Hiccup Project will be performing at Main House Zoo Southside their unique brand of comedic dance theatre with “Lovely Girls” exploring what it means to be a young woman in today’s society.
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