Alumni deliver at Edinburgh Fringe
Two recent Catz alumni travelled to Edinburgh Festival Fringe over the summer, including Anna Livesey (2014, English Language and Literature) who produced Columns for a two week run.
Anna told us: “Columns is a new play written and performed by two of my good friends, Alex Hartley and Laura Day, both of whom are languages students at Queen’s College. It’s a quirky devised script that seeks to explore the relationship we have with our parents. Interspersed between a story about two people and their absent parents are Alex and Laura’s own anecdotes and recorded clippings of their parents talking honestly about each of them. The piece is confessional and intended to be thought provoking but also mostly heart-warming and funny. Alex and Laura wrote, directed, and acted in the play, while I was in charge of finances and liaising with the venue. We were delighted to be awarded 4 stars by Broadway Baby, ThreeWeeks, and EdFringe Review: it was my second Fringe and I’ll definitely be going back next year.”
Also at the Fringe was Anya Boulton (2014, PPE), who produced student-written musical The Inevitable Quiet of the Crash, described by Cherwell newspaper as “one of the most stunning bits of new writing this year”, for the entirety of the festival.