“You spend the whole month working really hard, and soaking it all up, and only realise you need to sleep the month of September by the time its too late.”
WHO: Stanley Hodgson, Performer/ Deviser
WHAT: “Tighten your laces, look to the band, don’t let your knees hit the ground. The music has started, and they can’t leave the floor. There’s no rule book, but as far as they know, the aim is just keep going; that’s what everyone else seems to be doing. A tale of resilience, strength and the need to just stay on your feet, The Letter Room present a sweat-soaked marathon with a northern soul. Packed with live music and wall-to-wall dancing, No Miracles Here is an anthem to feeling alive and keeping the faith. Supported by the RSC.”
WHERE: Northern Stage at Summerhall (Venue 26)
WHEN: 11:00 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This will be our 3rd Fringe. We’ve performed at Summerhall with Five Feet in Front in 2015 and Bonenkai at Underbelly in 2014. We can’t quite believe we’re back. It’s exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure. You spend the whole month working really hard, and soaking it all up, and only realise you need to sleep the month of September by the time its too late.
Tell us about your show.
No Miracles Here is an original musical story devised and written by The Letter Room. It’s about a young man suffering with depression who enters a strange, other-worldly dance marathon. WSe were inspired in part by the dance marathons of the 1930’s where people would dance non -stop sometimes for 19 days at a time. So we’ve made a show that is full of music and wall-to-wall dancing.
We came together through theatre-making scheme at Northern Stage back in 2013, and were selected after 3 days of auditions. So we were complete strangers before we formed. We didn’t even know that we all played instruments, we only discovered that halfway through our residency. 4 and a bit years on, and we’re still around.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Our show is 11am, so you’ll have the whole day to see things. We love You, Me and Everything Else by Camisado Club at Zoo. They’re a Newcastle based company, and it’s such a lovely show about Carl Sagan and Music and Love.
We’re also really excited to see Mental by Kane Power Theatre at Assembly. No Miracles Here is looking at similar themes to Mental, and there’s a buzz around it.
And, yes, we’re biased but Northern Stage’s Summerhall programme is brilliant this year, we’re very lucky to be a part of it. We can’t wait to see Selina Thompson, Javaad Alipoor, Dan Bye, everyone really. If you’re interested in what sort of theatre is being made in the North of England, then this should absolutely be your first port of call.
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