“It’s been a great ride since the last time I was here last and I’m really excited to see what audiences make of my second play.”
WHO: Nicola Wren, Writer and Performer
WHAT: “Replay. When a fiercely independent, workaholic police officer finds herself on the street where her brother once lived, she is propelled back to her vibrant childhood and forced to confront a tremendous loss. Replay is an intimate, funny and moving new monologue, written by Nicola Wren (501 Things I Do in My Bedroom) and brought to you by Edinburgh Fringe favourites DugOut Theatre (Swansong, The Sunset Five and Inheritance Blues).”
WHERE: Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
WHEN: 14:15 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This is my second year at the fringe, I was first up in 2015 with my first play, 501 Things I Do In My Bedroom in which I also performed. It was then that I met DugOut Theatre who I am now working with on Replay. It’s been a great ride since the last time I was here last and I’m really excited to see what audiences make of my second play.
Tell us about your show.
Replay is the story of an uptight police officer who, the day before her interview for sergeant, receives an old tape that her brother recorded for her made for her years ago. This tape causes her world to unravel as she revisits her childhood and confronts the tragic loss of her brother. It’s a moving, funny and uplifting story about loss and acceptance.
DugOut Theatre are producing and their Artistic Director, George Chilcott, is directing. George and I met two years ago in Edinburgh and decided to work together last November. We premiered the play at the Hen & Chickens Theatre in London for a week and, following the success of that, we decided to bring it to the fringe with a view to securing a longer run in London later this year or early next.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Goodbear – a hilarious sketch comedy duo with a theatrical twist. DIGS – a devised show about shared living by brilliant company Theatre With Legs, comedy trio Muriel Comedy with their first show, Bad Master and Trygve vs a Baby which is sure to be a brilliant and hysterical mime show from the best of the best. There are so, so many more. I can’t wait to discover all sorts of wonderful new shows.
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