“I first started at The BBC Comedy Venue as a runner and then I came back every summer as a performer or producer.”
WHO: Marion Geoffray, Performer/deviser
WHAT: “What happens in the mind of a bilingual person? Lose yourself in a joyful and intimate journey celebrating languages, cliches and pop culture. Interactive and thought-provoking: a performance like no other, pushing and questioning both theatrical and European frontiers.”
WHERE: Institut français d’Ecosse (Venue 134)
WHEN: 16:00 (60 min)
MORE: Click Here!
Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
I’ve been doing the Fringe ever since I moved to the UK almost 9 years ago. I first started at The BBC Comedy Venue as a runner and then I came back every summer as a performer or producer. It is the first time though that my theatre company Theatre Sans Accents presents its own production so it is a bit like the first time all over again 🙂
Tell us about your show.
Lost in Translation: A Bilingual Journey is a co-devised piece based on true life events created by Marcus Bazley (the director) and myself, it is produced by Eszter Marsalko.
While I had the ideas for the play in my head all along, making them come to life turned out to be more challenging. We didn’t have a script at first, instead, we just shared anecdotes and created a collage of memories and events in different languages reflecting the different parts of my story. Once we had all those blocks and mood boards, we made a collage and assembled all the pieces of the puzzle together. It was a very organic way process. Marcus and I had worked two years ago on the same production (Theatre Re’s Blind Man’s Song) during the Fringe. We wanted to work together and this was the perfect opportunity as I needed to work with someone who was native yet fluent in French too!
The production had its first preview at Summerhall in April 2017 and then went on to preview in Warwick, London and Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh where it changed a lot through being presented in front of a the live audience.
This show is a journey so we have intentionally left it open ended as we are hoping to add more “stops” and “chapters” to the story as we tour it to different places. We are planning on bringing it to The Festival d’Avignon next summer and hopefully secure dates in the UK this winter.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Younger audiences should definitely check out The Wonderful World of Lapin (Le Petit Monde) and Gobland for Goblins.
For us older people: – Palmyra by Fellswoop Theatre / – Extra-Curricular and Brite Theater’s Richard III – a one-woman show.
INTERESTED IN BEING INTERVIEWED TOO? CLICK HERE!