Pauline Quirke Academy Students Bring Fairytales With A Spin and Hard-Hitting Drama To PQA Venues

Pauline Quirke Academy Students Bring Fairytales With A Spin and Hard-Hitting Drama To PQA Venues

The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA) offers its weekend Academy students many opportunities to share their talents from the bright lights of the West End to the international performing arts arena of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This August, students aged 10-18, from a number of its Academies around the UK, will bring a varied and exciting programme to Pauline Quirke's own Fringe venue, PQA Venues @Riddle's Court.

Folklore and 'fairy tales with a spin' can be seen in The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (PQA Edinburgh), The Norse Mythology Ragnasplosion (PQA Edinburgh), Alice in Wonderland (PQA Glasgow) and The Terrible Tail of Adelaide Worthing (PQA Stroud).

Many pertinent issues affecting young people today are tackled in hard-hitting dramas such as Mugged (PQA Edinburgh), Second Person Narrative (PQA Edinburgh), I Don't Want to Talk About It (PQA Swindon), That's How I See It (PQA York, PQA Scarborough, PQA Beverley and PQA Hull), Written with Crayons (PQA Hemel Hempstead) and So-Called Gen Z (PQA Sutton).

The Trial (PQA Cambridge) shows Franz Kafka's The Trial as you have never seen it before. A post-millennial reimagining of the classic. Is Josef K defined by his gender, and his actions a result of the ideologies indoctrinated by society?

Two new plays set during the Second World War will be premièred. Shadow of the Rose (PQA Tunbridge Wells) is based on historical transcripts from the trials of The White Rose Group in Germany and Wingmen (PQA Wolverhampton) explores how different people react to overwhelming danger.

For information, or to book tickets, visit: or contact the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Box Office online, in person, or by telephone: 0131 226 0000.

Located off the top of the Royal Mile, PQA Venues @Riddle's Court has a jam-packed programme of top-quality events. The fully accessible venue has friendly staff, free Wi-Fi and phone charging stations, alongside a relaxing café bar within the unique 16th century courtyard.

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