EdFringe Talk: REDEEMher – How I Screwed Up My Perfect Mormon Life

“This is truly a full-circle moment for me to be bringing such a personal story to Ed Fringe. I will never forget this.”

WHO: Tatum Langton

WHAT: “Tatum, a university student, becomes the virgin bride of her sweetheart, entering an eternal marriage in the the Mormon church. Her big dream is to move to London with her husband but years begin to slip by, and so does London. The pressures of marriage, money and their Mormon community, the couple gets into discord. Dejected, Tatum becomes vulnerable to the overtures of another man. After just one night of illicit sex, Tatum is plunged into a deep well of guilt, sorrow and remorse.”

WHERE: Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose – Dram (Venue 24) 

WHEN: 15:40 (60 min)

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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?

Not only is this my first time to Edinburgh, it’s my first time acting in the UK, which if you see my show you know it’s been a dream of mine for a while. This is truly a full-circle moment for me to be bringing such a personal story to Ed Fringe. I will never forget this.

What are the big things you’ve learned since 2019 and have you absorbed any of the lessons yet?

The big things I have learned are: I am more capable then I give myself credit; there’s no time like the present; community is everything. I wrote my show in 2021, decided to bring it to Ed Fringe March 2022, and miraculously raised the money to get it here with help from an amazing community back home. Not to mention the incredible community that is Fringe. I have found my people!

Tell us about your show.

REDEEMher is autobiographical. I wrote and perform this one-woman show about my first marriage, being Mormon, and the infidelity that screwed everything up….seemingly. It was directed and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson in Los Angeles, and had a soft premier at the Hollywood Fringe Festival before having it’s world premier here at Edinburgh Fringe. Ines Wurth came recommended to me. She loved the show and came on-board to produce for Ed Fringe. No plans as of yet on what’s next, but I think I’m now addicted to fringe and may have to check them out all over the world.

What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?

The Funny Thing About Death by Kim Kalish. It’s another stand-out one hander that will make you laugh and cry and hold the ones you love closer.

Vermin by Triptych Theatre Co at Gilded Balloon Teviot. It’s dark-comedy-drama done exceptionally well. Top-notch storytelling and thrilling performances that have you on the edge of your seat.

Hannah Pilkes: A Woman on the Verge. Underbelly. A clowning comedy show that is delightful and somehow relatable in its absurdity. She reminds you why the world is so funny and you instantly want to be her friend. In fact, you should follow her on instagram. Comedy gold.

Famous Puppet Death Scenes at Assembly Roxy. Incredibly talented, dark, funny, and charming. It’s not every day you get to see puppetry at this extraordinary skill level. Take advantage while at Fringe.