“I wrote and perform the show, we took it to the Brighton Fringe where we were lucky enough to be awarded an Argus Angel award for outstanding theatre.”
WHO: Caroline Burns Cooke – writer & performer
WHAT: “And the Rope Still Tugging Her Feet was inspired by 1984’s Kerry Babies scandal. A dark, comic take on a time in Ireland when ‘the most dangerous place to be was in a woman’s womb’ (Bishop Joseph Cassidy).
Written and performed by award-winning writer and actress Caroline Burns Cooke (Best Actress ECU European Independent Film Festival for MYRA; Best Feature screenplay for She Moved Through the Fair from Scottish Screenwriters), and directed by Colin Watkeys of Face to Face Festival, director/dramaturg of legendary performers Ken Campbell, Claire Dowie and Jack Klaff.”
WHERE: Gilded Balloon Teviot – The Turret
WHEN: 12:15 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
I’m a fringe veteran! As an actress I’ve been in a dozen plays including The Lad Himself at the Gilded Balloon, The Trial of Jane Fonda at the Assembly Rooms and tons more. This is my second self-written piece but the first solo one.
Tell us about your show.
My director, Colin Watkeys, has been directing solo shows and producing the Face to face Festival for years, working most notably with Claire Dowie, Ken Campbell and Jack Klaff. I wrote and perform the show, we took it to the Brighton Fringe where we were lucky enough to be awarded an Argus Angel award for outstanding theatre and three 5 star reviews. We hope to build on this at Edinburgh and tour it, hopefully doing a London run as well.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
I’m a big fan of the International Festival for unique experiences. I love the programming at Summerhall and there’s often great stuff at the Traverse, but don’t miss Charmian Hughes in Soixante Mirth at Cowgatehead, Nick Revell in Gluten free Jesus, and Shoot the Women First at The Stand.
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