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wordfringe 2008

Wordfringe: artwork by Shade Wizard

1–29 May 2008

Week 2

Monday 5 May
Woodend Barn, Banchory

Everything but the Truth

New drama from Wordfringe Festival Players

Tuesday 6 May
Aberdeen Central Library

Granite and Gravel

Spring Tides Poetry Group with Sheena Blackhall

Tuesday 6 May

Comedy Capers Showcase I

A night of live stand-up comedy featuring a handpicked mix of the North-East's finest comedians

Wednesday 7 May
Duff House, Banff


Music, poetry and stories from George Gunn, Tom Bryan, Angus Dunn and Magi Gibson

Friday 9 May
Saturday 10 May
Sunday 11 May
University of Aberdeen

Word 08

wordfringe takes a break for the University of Aberdeen Writers' Festival

Week 3

Monday 12 May
Aberdeen Arts Centre

Shetland Night

An evening of words and music from Shetland

Tuesday 13 May
Aberdeen Central Library

All Said and Dunne

The welcome return of Alison Dunne

Tuesday 13 May

Poetic Off Licence

2 Alis & a G stretch poetic licence to its limits by reading short stories too! Cripes!

Wednesday 14 May
Aberdeen Arts Centre

Exploring Narrative Voices

A workshop with Alison Flett

Wednesday 14 May
Tarts & Crafts, Balmedie

New York Dialogues and Island Blethers

Readings from new works by Alison Flett and Martin Walsh

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Everything but the Truth

New drama from Wordfringe Festival Players

Monday 5 May 2008
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Woodend Barn, Banchory [Venue 12]

Tickets £7.00 (full), £5.00 (concession), £3.00 (students / under 16s)

Gully Molly

written by Cal Wallace
performed by Morag Skene

Two Seconds

written by Catriona Yule
performed by Suzy Enoch & Martin Bearne

Too True to be Good

written and performed by Rapunzel Wizard

Candles and Pizzas

written by Haworth Hodgkinson
performed by Pauline de Koning

directed by Ian Spink

North-East based theatre company Wordfringe Festival Players packed out the Aberdeen Arts Centre in 2007 with Confessions and Rants. This year they bring a new selection of quirky compelling down-to-earth human dramas by North-East writers to a Deeside audience at Woodend Barn.

The Director

Ian Spink

Australian born Ian Spink started working in London as a choreographer in 1977, co-founding Second Stride (1982-1996) together with associate director Antony McDonald. He initiated a move in the company's activities from dance theatre towards devised experimental multi-disciplinary work. Ian's recent freelance activities have included directing and choreographing with companies including: Scottish Opera, Citizens Theatre, Opera North, Royal Shakespeare Company, Opera Zuid, Royal National Theatre, Rambert Dance Company and Joint Stock. Currently he is Artistic Director with Citymoves Dance Agency in Aberdeen.

The Writers

Cal Wallace, by David Liddell

Cal Wallace writes short stories, monologues and other bits. He has represented the Lemon Tree Writers at various readings, including WordPlay (Shetland) and Word (University of Aberdeen). His one-act play Uncle Kenny was performed by Wordfringe Festival Players at wordfringe 2007. His bestselling blockbuster is due to be written any year now.

Painting of Cal Wallace by David Liddell

Catriona Yule

Catriona Yule's one-act play Two Seconds was given a rehearsed reading at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen in December 2003. Now she is bringing the full stage version to Woodend Barn.

Kitten Heels, was also given a rehearsed reading at Aberdeen Arts Centre in 2005, alongside Gráinne Smith's Vibrations.

She directed Uncle Kenny by Cal Wallace for Wordfringe Festival Players last year.

Rapunzel Wizard

Rapunzel Wizard spends most of his time being a performance poet, but he has written and acted in two successful comic plays at the Brighton Fringe Festival, and a poetry play Loads Of Dreads But No Fears at last year's wordfringe. This year's serious monologue shows a different side of Rapunzel's work.

Haworth Hodgkinson

Haworth Hodgkinson is a poet, musician and short story writer, as well as a playwright. His plays have been performed in Dundee, Inverurie and Aberdeen, amongst them Callum McAllion's Voice, which was given an astonishing performance by Pauline de Koning at last year's wordfringe. This year he is delighted to be able to present Pauline with another challenging solo role.

See www.haworthhodgkinson.co.uk for more.

The Performers

Morag Skene

Morag Skene has lived and worked all her life in the North-East of Scotland. She describes herself as a 'paddler' — paddling about in theatre, singing, writing, producing and directing. This year however she is dipping her toe in the stormy waters of straight theatre by performing with Wordfringe Festival Players. She is delighted to be involved in this new venture but hopes she doesn't land up drowning!

Suzy Enoch

Suzy Enoch grew up in Aberdeen before moving to London to train as an actress at Italia Conti. Her theatre credits include Coppelia in Coppelia, Angrianca in the Italian tour of Happo and the Happiness and Jaxx in Buzz. She is delighted to be back in Aberdeen and working with the Wordfringe Festival Players.

Martin Bearne

Actor and comedian Martin Bearne comes from Ellon, and has performed with drama groups and youth theatre at various venues around Aberdeen and Edinburgh, as well as in London at the National Theatre as part of the Shell Connections Competition. He appeared with Wordfringe Festival Players in The Will o Janet Wishart by Wendy Ivers at wordfringe 2007.

Pauline de Koning

Pauline de Koning (Paulina Vanderbilt) is an accomplished actress who has starred in many local productions, ranging from musicals to pantos, to one-act plays. She has also written and directed a number of shows. Last year she appeared with Wordfringe Festival Players and is proud to be asked again, as she is a great believer in innovation on the stage.

Promoted by

Wordfringe Festival Players

Supported by

Kincardine & Deeside Arts Forum
Aberdeenshire Council
Woodend Barn, Banchory
Citymoves Dance Space


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