The Boaty and our sister company Chalice Media, have teamed up to bring together a brand new piece of theatre to be premiered at The Boat Shed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Due to the restrictions that are currently in place in Scotland, we are unable to travel to Edinburgh to participate in a physical festival so following a discussion with the Fringe Committee we are pleased to announce that The Boat Shed is registered as a remote venue for the Fringe Festival!
At the beginning of the restrictions, we foresaw that there would be a long recovery before venues would accept physical audiences back and invested in a very clever piece of kit that allows us to stream live theatre at high quality. We have run a few performances through lockdown with small casts for small runs, but this will be our biggest stage yet and from the comfort of our very own space! In many ways, we are disappointed that we won't be able to travel to the fringe, but we are very excited to be bringing this brand new production, penned by our own Laura J Harris to the world stage, from our hometown. We will also play host to remote performances from companies around the world as part of the fringe, so keep your eyes peeled for more information!
Originally a gothic-horror novella (written in 1872!), this stage adaptation has been passionately crafted by playwright, author and director, Laura J Harris to be premiered at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 as a live-streamed performance.
My adaptation features a panoply of enticing and mesmerising LGBTQ+ characters beyond those of solely Laura and Carmilla. This play is dear to me because the story is so powerfully female-driven with the action pinned around a wonderfully gothic lesbian love story, that makes no apology for being exactly what it is!' (Laura J Harris).
Tickets for our Physical Premier are available now from the Boat Box office (www.boatytheatre.co.uk/tickets)
Tickets for the Live stream performance and on-demand are available from