Alumni’s play featured at Edinburgh Fringe this August

Nicholas Cross, Charlotte Marigot and Sean Wai Keung, two Drama, Theatre and Performance and one Creative Writing alumni are to debut their first professional play, ‘DARK MATTER’, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival throughout August. 

Posted: 10 August 2015

Nicholas wrote the play, which is a political satire and dark comedy during his third year as an undergraduate at Roehampton after being inspired by the playwriting module he studied on his course.

Nicolas said: “I came to discover that theatre was a wonderful tool to elaborate a critical view of our world, challenge the established social structures and interact with audiences in order to generate debate and change”.

“The play would not have been possible without the quality of the teaching, support and advice we received from our lecturers. I found it really inspiring how they combined high levels of teaching and knowledge with open-mindness and friendship which enabled me to be challenged, improve constantly and develop my creativity.”

‘DARK MATTER’ focuses essentially on the realm of Power in all its dimensions: political, social, economical, sexual and romantic.

The three alumni founded Roehampton’s first Student Society of Art & Performance (SSOAP) during their 2nd year. They organised festivals and put on performances for staff and students across the university and have continued to work together since graduating to develop ‘DARK MATTER’ into a production.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. In 2014 there were a total of 49,947 performances or 3,193 showed which played in 299 venues.

‘DARK MATTER’ runs from 8th - 29th August in Edinburgh.

Tickets are £8/£6 concessions and available from www.venue13.com

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