“The company is really a one man band, but with outstanding artists who come in and assist on each project.”
WHO: Ben Noble, Actor/Producer
WHAT: “Phil and Lily have moved to Toronto from Australia to pursue Lily’s dreams. Phil, finding himself at loose ends, becomes obsessed with the nest of raccoons living behind the crêperie where he works. As Phil descends deeper into paranoia things take a violent turn, and Lily is left cleaning up the mess. Raton Laveur is a comedy about love, relationships, and knives that cut through bone. ‘Comedies don’t get much blacker than this.”
WHERE: Assembly Roxy (Venue 139)
WHEN: 14:30 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
It’s my first time as a performer. I’ve worked the festival previously, watching performers go on the rollercoaster of emotions and always thought, that looked like fun so am excited to be here in this extraordinary city with everyone doing this fabulous play.
Tell us about your show.
Raton Laveur is a fast paced black comedy theatre show, originally from Canada. Written by Amos Crawley, David Patrick Flemming & Caitlin Stewart, it is a combination of many things. A thriller about a man grappling with his decreasing grip on reality, an ill-fated love story, a darkly humorous observation of the human psyche.
An Australian couple move to Toronto. One believes raccoons are following him. Drama and comedy ensue.
I was luckily enough to see the Canadian production where I shared belly laughs and gasps with the audience and thought let’s do this show with my company back in Australia, Fairly Lucid Productions.
We have performed three seasons of Raton Laveur (which means Raccoon in french) in Australia and this is a new production, with a new creative team that we have banded together for our UK Debut.
The company is really a one man band, but with outstanding artists who come in and assist on each project. And we are very lucky to be still producing work after 12 years.
Raton Laveur has been waiting in the shadows, like the Raccoon King himself, ready for it’s time to come to Edinburgh and from here, you never know.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
I would either stay at the Roxy and catch Scribble straight after us or take a quick stroll over to George Square to see Blank Tiles before a meal where you can digest both shows and discuss those experiences.
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