Dear wonderful friends,
Sappho…in 9 fragments continues its journey next month at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Our beloved show plays for three nights only at theSpace Venue 45 August 8, 9, 10 at 19:15.Also, the show’s playwright Jane Montgomery Griffiths is coming from Australia to attend the production (and meet us!) for the first time.
If you have friends who will be in Edinburgh this summer, please consider forwarding them this e-mail with your own personal recommendation for the show. Sharing our Facebook event would also be tremendously helpful, too! Advance tickets available for £12/10 on the Edinburgh Fringe website.
BACK IN CANADA: We’re making plans to return to Canada early next year. Details to be announced in September!
PLEASE DONATE: If you loved the show and would like to support its ongoing tour and Canadian comeback, please consider making a donation through the Jer’s Vision page on CanadaHelps.org. Just click on ‘Donate Now’ and select ‘Arts: Sappho in Canada’ as the recipient.
Thank you so much for attending the show and for supporting international touring theatre!
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★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★
EXEUNT MAGAZINE REMOTE GOAT ONE STOP ARTS VIEWS FROM THE GODS THE LADY FEMALE ARTS
SAPPHO plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Starring London’s “uncommonly exhilarating” (Exeunt Magazine) Victoria Grove
Following two critically-acclaimed runs in London and a multi-city Canadian tour,SAPPHO …in 9 fragments by Jane Montgomery Griffiths, plays for three nights only at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 8, 9, 10 at 19:15 at theSpace Venue 45.
Within a secluded cavern, Ancient Greece’s first love poet laments her erasure from history, while a chorus girl named Atthis is seduced into a modern-day Sapphic romance.
Directed by Jessica Ruano and starring Victoria Grove, this production has garnered compliments from some of Britain’s finest actors, including Simon Callow, who called Grove’s performance “brilliant”, and Maureen Lipman, who proclaimed it was “the best theatrical experience I’ve had since The Book of Mormon”.
In Canada, the show was awarded Best in Fest and Outstanding Design at the Ottawa Fringe Festival and was held over for an extra week in the nation’s capital.
NEWS UPDATE: Jane Montgomery Griffiths – playwright, actor and academic who currently resides in Melbourne, Australia – will be attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to see this production of her play for the first time.
★★★★ EXEUNT MAGAZINE “Uncommonly exhilarating”
★★★★ REMOTE GOAT “Magnetic and mysterious, dominating…”
★★★★ ONE STOP ARTS “Victoria Grove is extraordinarily talented”
★★★★ VIEWS FROM THE GODS “A masterclass in acting and aerobics”
★★★★ THE LADY “Stunningly athletic and entirely sensuous”
★★★★ FEMALE ARTS “Written, directed and executed with passion”
Sappho …in 9 fragments plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in theSpace Venue 45 on Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH, August 8, 9, 10 at 19:15. Tickets £12/10edfringe.com