We have been busy behind the scenes organising our summer! Its set to be a BIG, BIG summer!!
We are super excited to announce that The Boat Shed will be hosting its first-ever theatre festival.!! Her-Fest is a collection of plays that have been written, directed and produced by women and have a strong female lead.
The festival runs from 5th - 7th August with a double bill of 2 short plays and 2 previews of Edingburgh Fringe 2022 shows Carmilla and Julie: The Musical
Tickets are already on sale! So get them quick.
Friday 5th August: Double Bill
Around The World In 72 Days: The Story Of Nellie Bly By Rebekah Mcloughlin
'It’s 1889, and American journalist Nellie Bly thinks she can circumnavigate the world in less time than Jules Verne’s famous novel ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’. There's only one problem – she’s a woman. While writing up the notes of her adventures, Nellie gives us her insight into her remarkable journey and her determination to prove that if a man can do it, so can she. (Family Friendly)
Home, again by Amy-Lou Harris
October 1945. George returns home from service; not only battling with the emotional backlash of war, but he is also coming to terms with the impact that his injuries will have on his home life.
Anna has prepared for her husbands return, but doesn’t quite know what to expect; will he seem like a stranger? Will he even recognise her?
As the evening unfolds their relationship is tested to the limit as the pair rely on shared memories to try and return to some kind of normal. But what if memory isn’t the most reliable source? (Parental Advisory)
Tickets for both shows and individually available
Saturday 6th August
Carmilla by Laura J Harris
Ed Fringe Preview
Before there was Dracula, there was Carmilla. Based on the vampiric novella by Sheridan Le Fanu (1872), Laura J Harris' new play is a powerful, unapologetically female-driven odyssey into gothic horror. Le Fanu's tale predates Stoker's Dracula, with the action being pinned around a wonderfully gothic lesbian love story that boldly embraces and relishes in being exactly what it is. In Carmilla we may seek out and explore the intensity of attraction, the rapture of seduction and desire, and the exaltation of love and sacrifice, for… 'Love will have its sacrifices; no sacrifice without blood.' (Adults Only)
Sunday 7th August
Julie: The Musical by Abey Bradbury
A brand new original musical telling the life and adventures of historical LGBTQ+ icon Julie D'Aubigny
Julie D'Aubigny is down in history as one of the most chaotic characters to have ever lived - one of the first public figures to live as an openly bisexual woman, just some her adventures included seducing nuns, duelling multiple men at once, burning down convents, being bribed by Princes, innovating Opera - and this all before she turned 30.
JULIE is a musical celebrating not only this extraordinary life, but also queerness, found family and carving a place for yourself in a world not built for you.
Swearing, Sexual Themes, Implied SA and Suicide
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