Mon 8th – Sat 13th Aug 2011


“[DEL] is a brand new play, written for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe”







The sad and funny and occasionally borderline true story of one man’s rise to success. On his own. Completely.

In [DEL], five actors chart a glittering showbiz career, expose the invisible partnership that lies behind it, and discover what happens when that partnership ends. A little Faust, slightly Dorian Gray, but more Cannon and Ball, it’s a tale of ambition, egotism and morality, and also jokes. All comfortably sandwiched into that spot after lunch when what you want is a nice, quiet sit down.

[DEL] is a brand new play, written for this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Peter Easterbrook* and Jonathan Higgs†. With individual writing credits for Contact Theatre, Manchester (Easterbrook: Malibu; Pleasure Up, Bottom Out) and Theatre by the Lake, Keswick (Higgs: Double-Blind), the writers have previously collaborated on sketches performed in Manchester, and talked whimsically of co-writing a proper play, with a story and stuff.

[DEL] is performed by the writers, and by Mick Cooper, Elinor Dixon and Gareth Williams. All five are active in fringe theatre and film in the Manchester area, and have most recently (March ’11) collaborated on Hamlet (‘Outstanding production...a magnificent portrayal...excellent cast...brilliant’ – Stockport Times), in which Higgs performed the title role. Other recent acting credits between the ensemble include the multiple international award-winning 2009 film The Butterfly Tattoo (Easterbrook and Higgs). The show is directed by the writers, with sound and light manipulated by Michael Brady.

*Peter Easterbrook last performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2003’s Oxford Revue.

†Jonathan Higgs last performed at the Fringe in 2000’s Tales of the Predictable, with Mark Watson (comedian and novelist, of Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and those 24+hour one-man Fringe shows).

Admission: £6(£5)

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