“Many of the families return to watch the show again. It’s lovely to see familiar faces in the audience.”
WHO: Jake Addley, Actor
WHAT: “Treble Clef Island is a wonderful land of music, song and dance, but there’s a problem. Calando the Dastardly Duck has escaped and is threatening to steal sound forever. Join Colin the Cockatoo on a quest to find the island animals and thwart Calando’s plans. A waltzing elephant, a reggae frog, a Geordie jazz giraffe and a hip-hop donkey are just some of the musical-misfits Cockatoo will meet along the way. With an island full of bright characters, bold puppets and unforgettably catchy songs, written by The Hoosiers, it’s a family musical unlike any other.”
WHERE: Pleasance Dome (Venue 23)
WHEN: 10:30 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This is my fourth time performing at the Fringe. My first performance was in 2010 and I returned a year later to perform a one man show called One Fine Day. One Fine Day received excellent reviews and was nominated for The Stage’s Best Solo-Performance Award (Edinburgh Festival 2011).
In 2015 I performed Cross The Shifting Sands, another one man show, and now I’m very excited to be returning to Edinburgh in a brand new family musical called AnimAlphabet the Musical.
Tell us about your show.
AnimAlphabet The Musical is the creation of Al and Sam of The Hoosiers and Mark Hooper and Dean Penn. Al and Sam wrote the music and lyrics and the story was created by Mark and Dean.
It’s such a fun show, the songs are brilliant, each character has their own unique musical style. The show has lots of humour that appeals to all ages. We’ve performed to children from 15 months to over 80 and it has something for everyone to enjoy throughout the show. Many of the families return to watch the show again. It’s lovely to see familiar faces in the audience.
AnimAlphabet premiered at South Hill Park In July. Over 450 people came to watch and the audiences reaction was incredible. More recently (last weekend) we performed to thousands of children and families at Camp Bestival in Dorset and that was a fantastic experience. What next? We are taking AnimAlphabet on tour to a number of UK venues and there are plans to take the show back out on tour in 2018.
AnimAlphabet The Musical is produced by Hit The Mark Theatre.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Come see AnimAlphabet and then, maybe, come see it again. After that Gruffalo’s Child for families, The Nature of Forgetting is a fantastic show, Merrily We Roll Along, and Lula Del Ray by Manual Cinema.
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