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Dotted Line Theatre's THE LONELY ONE Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 2-26

Dotted Line Theatre's THE LONELY ONE Plays Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 2-26

The Lonely One, a delicious tale of fear, will begin preview at Edinburgh Festival fringe Aug 2-3 and continue its run Aug 4-26 (with no show on the 14th) at the Iron Belly, Underbelly - Cowgate. All performances start at 18:50 and run for 50 minutes.

Following a sell-out and critically acclaimed run at London’s Little Angel Theatre and at The 2012 Pulse Festival
in Ipswich, Dotted Line Theatre bring their atmospheric one act play to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Hot summer night. Past locked houses and moonlit trees. In the ravine a million fireflies flit and dance. Lavinia Nebbs stands listening, in the middle of a thousand warm shadows there are little bits of sudden snow all over her flesh – “Every time I take a step, there’s an echo. Someone’s following me.”

The Lonely One, is a deliciously dark tale of fear, with a touch of humour based on an excerpt from the novel Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury. Adapted and directed by Rachel Warr – Artistic director of Dotted Line Theatre and newly appointed Associate Artist at The Little Angel Theatre.

"I am delighted to be the Little Angel Theatre's 2012 Associate Artist. The Little Angel are right at the heart of UK puppetry, and at the forefront of encouraging the development of new puppetry work. Through this position I get to broaden my craft through additional training and to develop my own creative practice in a supportive environment. Both the venue and the team has a warm and inclusive quality, and it's a pleasure to be part of it."

This creative adaptation is brought vividly to life courtesy of Dotted line theatre’s distinctive style of shadow play and light manipulation.

CAST & CREATIVE TEAM

Jennie Fox (Performer: role of Francine) trained at East 15 Acting School. Selected Theatre credits: Thetis, Olympus The Musical (Ashcroft Theatre & Minack Theatre); Margaret, Much Ado About Nothing (Questor's Theatre); Isabella, Venezia The Show (Teatro San Gallo, Venice); Beverley, Wekillpimps.com (Etcetera & Baron’s Court); Judith, Shakespeare's Women, (Rose Theatre & Baron's Court); Isabella, Measure For Measure (Rose Theatre, Bankside); Dorothy, Wizard Of Oz (Crescent Theatre Workshop); Patricia, A Time To Remember (The Space); Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream & Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival); Dawn, Hen Party (Greenwich Playhouse); Jenny, Calculus (New End Theatre) See www.jenniefox.co.uk for further details and film credits.

Sophie Steel (Performer: role of Elizabeth) is an actress, comedian and cabaret artist. She has recently appeared as the Beggar Woman & Mourner in The House of Bernarda Alba at the Almeida, Islington and is the star of hit webseries, Raptured which will be returning for a second series in autumn 2012. She is a long-term member of Crescent Theatre Workshop, which produces exciting pieces of new writing for stage and screen including A Harlot’s Progress on London’s South Bank, Baby Talk and Listen in Camden and The Wizard of Oz in Oxford. Their latest short film, Help From the West, was shot in Morocco last year was released earlier this year. Sophie’s own two-woman show, Miss Information’s Booth, debuted at Greenbelt Festival last summer and is currently visiting assorted British festivals. Sophie can also regularly be found comparing the vintage cabaret and dance night, Simply Copasetic, in Holborn. She is debuting her new solo cabaret show, Thirty Dancing, at the Hudson Hotel as part of PBH's Free Fringe.

Gilbert Taylor (Performer: various roles) will next be performing in Theatre Hullabaloo’s UK autumn tour of ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’. Recent work includes; R&D with Little Angel Theatre on Michael Rosen’s ‘Going on a bear Hunt’, dreamthinkspeaks’ ‘The Rest is Silence’, ‘Charlotte’s Web’ & Quentin Blake's 'All Join In', both at Polka Theatre. He appeared at the Globe in ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ & in the last year has collaborated with danteordie, Nonesuch Theatre, Theatre Rites & with the Berry Theatre on ‘Hansel & Gretel’. He is currently working on two new shows: ‘Three Tiny Seeds’ with Emma Higham and ‘White Canvas’ with Passé-Muraile, which will premiere at the Cayeux Theatre Festival in France 2013. He is a founder member of theatre collectives Unpacked & Chopped Logic. Gilbert has an MA from the Central School of Speech and Drama and a BA from the University of Surrey. He highly recommends ‘Ten out of Ten’ at Oval House, London in October! For more, visit www.gilberttaylor.com.

Rachel Warr (Adaptor, Director, Co-Designer, Performer: role of Lavinia) is the Associate Artist 2012 at Little Angel Theatre, London. She is a director, dramaturge and puppeteer. Her work focuses on the development of new original theatre. At the start of 2012 she founded Dotted Line Theatre, The Lonely One is the company’s debut show and comes to Edinburgh following sell out performances at Little Angel Theatre and the Pulse festival. Rachel’s previous work has been presented at venues in Singapore, Prague, France and Germany. In the UK she has directed productions for venues including The New Wimbledon Theatre, The New Wolsey Theatre, Chester Gateway Theatre, a range of studio and site-specific spaces.

Tom Crame (Co-Designer) trained at Norwich School of Art and Design in 1997. He has subsequently worked as a set decorator on theatre productions for the West End and touring.

Zoe Sofair (Stage Management) is currently studying theatre arts at Middlesex University. She has stage managed various projects during her studies inlcuding Lulu by Frank Wedekind, Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry and The Breasts of Tiresias by Guillaume Apollinaire. She has also worked away from university on Feathers by Eliza Power (Camden Etc Theatre), an assistant stage manager on productions of the Sound of Music and Kuala Lumpar (Bronowski Productions), stage manager for a community production of Alice In Wonderland, stage manager for Blondes Prefer Gentlemen (Kate Rawson, scratch performance, Tristan Bates Theatre) and stage manager on Smithereens (Sean Buckley, for Rose Tinted Festival, The Soho Studio - Paines Plough and Rose Bruford).

Eoin Furbank (Lighting Design Support) trained in Fine Art. He is a lighting designer and technician and has worked with companies such as the RSC and Kneehigh, and at theatres such as the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Little Angel, The Kings Head and Old Red Lion. His lighting design was shortlisted for an OFFIE in 2011.

Lexie Lambert (Costume) was taught dressmaking and corsetry by her mother. Her recent work includes making costumes for Dames at Sea at The Union Theatre, Sense & Sensibility at the cockpit theatre and for a variety of short films. She has also recently worked on an exhibition of The Phantom of the Opera film costumes in Las Vegas and worked as a stylist at photo shoots for book covers, historical editorials and for storytelling events at Somerset House, including Tiffany's Christmas book launch.

Benjamin Oliver (Sound) is a freelance composer, electronic musician, pianist and educator. He has previously collaborated on a number of theatre projects with Rachel Warr, including a sound-based performance in a crypt and a music and poetry project. Ben is currently working as the AHRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Composition for Cochlear Implant Users and as a lecturer in composition at the University of Southampton.

Contact Iron Belly Underbelly, Cowgate Edinburgh at 0844 545 8282 or visit www.dottedlinetheatre.co.uk for more information.

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