LJMU Drama at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
02 April 2012
Liverpool John Moores University Drama department will this summer return to Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time in 20 years, taking with them not one, but two shows.
Liverpool’s finest young performers will present a fundamentally new piece of work, 'The 'Pool of Blood', in a groundbreaking partnership with the already well-established show, 'The Brother'.
Late night showings of 'The 'Pool of Blood' will be held 3-10 August 2012 at the prestigious Surgeons' Hall venue. Two-man show, 'The Brother' will be staged at pop-up venues around the city as part of the free Fringe between 6-10 August 2012.
David Llewellyn, head of LJMU’s Drama department, said: “This promises to be a fantastic spectacle for all involved. Not only will it be a profound learning experience for the students, but a thrilling performance for the audience.”
'The 'Pool of Blood' is a complex story of cabaret theme, set in the music hall era when the people of Liverpool were “dancing on the edge of an abyss”, using different methods of story-telling to re-awaken horrors once laid to rest.
The play draws its roots back to Liverpool and connects with the Greenside, one of Edinburgh’s most sought-after venues for the Fringe, and its ghoulish past.
The 12-strong cast will showcase 'The 'Pool of Blood' during previews in Liverpool in July – dates to be confirmed.
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. It has hosted thousands of acts across a multitude of stages and venues since 1947.
It is famous for gathering and heralding the best and newest work from stand-up comedy, theatrical performances and exhibitions.