This year's Edinburgh Fringe Show was The Unravelling by Fin Kennedy; "in an urban fabric shop, a dying mother challenges her daughters to weave her the greatest tale, using nothing more than pieces of cloth. Little do they realise that their prize is far more than the shop itself – it is the power to write their own futures."
Final rehearsals took place at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond in July. The cast endured four days of intense rehearsals to polish the show to Edinburgh Fringe standards. Mrs Cochran-Patrick lead rehearsals with Miss Darling and Miss Dickinson assisting. Our festival experience began with a late night technical rehearsal, which was our only chance to practise in our venue and arrange our lighting and sound cues. We then began our five-day run of the show and were lucky enough to receive full or near-full audiences every day - a real triumph at a festival where the average audience size is eight! We were visited by a number of Old Girls and parents who kindly came to support the show. The girls' hard work to promote the show, by flyering every day on the Royal Mile and our efforts to set up our purple monster (the king of the underground) on the Royal Mile had clearly paid off. One reviewer posted: "This performance by a troupe of teenage girls is highly polished and definitely worth seeing. Stars of the future. Highly engaging and entertaining. Really enjoyed this rendition. Go and see for yourself."
The group had the opportunity to make the most of all that the Fringe had to offer, enjoying a range of performances from Theatre Ad Infinitum’s production of The Odyssey to the popular Education, Education, Education by the Wardrobe Ensemble. A huge thank you to the friends and family who came to support us and to Mrs Rebecca Cochran-Patrick for all her hard work in bringing the show to life.