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Face to Face performers and productions
at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016

AND THE ROPE STILL TUGGING HER FEET
written and performed by CAROLINE BURNS COOKE
3 – 29 August 12:15 Gilded Balloon Teviot  Book Here


Three Five Star Reviews
from The Argus Remote Goat and Fringe Guru
ARGUS ANGEL AWARD WINNER and nomination for BEST DRAMA

ARGUS REVIEW: And The Rope Still Tugging Her Feet, Brighton Fringe
★★★★★
"Never sit on a boy's lap ...
unless there is the thickness of a telephone directory between you."

Caroline Burns Cooke has written and performs a funny, life affirming piece
that bristles with humanity. It starts with a prayer and ends with that same prayer, underlining the journey, before the final coda squeezes the heart. And The Rope ...' is dark, enthralling, and unremittingly entertaining; a one woman show inspired by 1984's Kerry Babies scandal, when an Irish mother was accused of killing her two children. Cooke and director Colin Watkeys have together succeeded in telling this extraordinary story with all the humour and immediacy of an Irish bar room raconteur, Guinness in hand, a light caress to the grim facts, a good yarn. She has you by the arm and you are immersed. Truth not drama informs a play '...dedicated to women who have suffered at the hands of mistaken ideologies'. It never preaches nor condemns, instead it squeezes the heart with a glint in the eye.   

Carlotta de Galleon
A Fool for Love
Spotlites
Aug 4 - 28 at 15.55  
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Carlotta is hilarious!  
A Feminist Romantic,
Romance Fiction Fan
who`s ...
never been in love

★★★★★
Completely Bonkers
(in a good way)

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shelf

16:45, 6th – 27th August 2016, Free
PBH’s Free Fringe @ The Tank (201)
235 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JQ
“stars for the future”
Martin Walker, Comedy Editor, Broadway Baby
“winning hybrid of sketch show and stand up”
(EdFringeReview ****)
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Rosie Wilby's Conscious Uncoupling
The Dogstar Brixton
7.30pm ThursJuly 14
Southbank Love Festival
6pm Sat July 16
Camden People's Theatre
(Camden Fringe) in August

FIVE STARS from remotegoat.com               ★★★★★

Review of Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling

"Deeply moving Brighton Fringe Highlight"

From start to finish-Rosie Wilby has the audience in the palm of her hand and this show triumphs on all levels. Already an established stand -up comedienne- this hour long exploration of the many strands of separation in a relationship-combines her arch view of life, eloquent and poetical "diary accounts" -all beautifully underscored by Richard Hawley's haunting music.

There are so many elements combined in this piece -written, performed and blended to perfection- bringing a tear to the eye one moment and a smile to the lips the next.

The key to the productions success is the writer/performer's ability to switch effortlessly between stand up comedy, recounting the communication between her past relationship ,by the clever use of reading emails from a tablet and balancing both with deeply moving and romantic writing of how the relationship evolved and hit the highs and lows. The piece never becomes over-sentimental, maintains focus and ultimately leaves us with a feeling of euphoria and positivity.

There are some hilarious moments -particularly the use of the "Ghosts of Christmas" -past ,present and future- which highlight the various stages of her relationship break up and Rosie's consummate skill in drawing her audience into her story makes this a beautifully intimate and thought provoking gem.

Simple, effective but deeply moving -this show leaves you wanting more and is one of the highlight's of this year's Brighton Fringe.

Brighton Fringe 2016

Caroline Burns Cooke
and the rope still tugging her feet
directed by Colin Watkeys

May 20, 21 & 22
The Warren
16.45

Rosie Wilby
The Conscious Uncoupling
directed by Colin Watkeys
Sweet Dukebox
May 9, 24 & 25 at 21.25
May 14 at 15.00

and at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London in April 2016

Rosie Wilby
The Conscious Uncoupling
directed by Colin Watkeys
Tristan Bates Theatre
Saturday April 2 at 15.30

Charlotte Gallagher
Carlotta de Galleon
A Fool For Love
Tristan Bates Theatre
Monday April 4 at 20.30

Marta Pequeno  
Lola in London
Tristan Bates Theatre
Monday April 4 at 20.30


don't miss these amazing shows

here's what you missed in 2015 ...

2015 face to face festival events

FACE TO FACE COMEDY FEST @ WHITE BEAR KENNINGTON
NOVEMBER 17 – 21 @ 7.30PM


Tuesday November 17th at 7.30pm

“Stars for the future” (Broadway Baby) SHELF
introduce an evening of comedy stars of the future

Wednesday November 18th at 7.30pm

Stand Up Comedian IVOR DEMBINA performs his
hit five star Edinburgh show OLD JEWISH JOKES

Thursday November 19th at 7.30pm

MARTIN STEWART in THE PYRAMIDS OF MARGATE
“comic tale of a Dr Who obsessed extra terrestrial seeker”

Friday November 20th at 7.30pm

Comedy sensation SHELF in their hit Edinburgh show
with MARTA PEQUENO's hilarious LOLA IN LONDON

Saturday November 21st at 7.30pm

Charlotte Gallagher's comic search for "the one" in
CARLOTTA DE GALLEON – A FOOL FOR LOVE



The Face to Face Festival 2015 ran at the White Bear Theatre Kennington in July 2015 featuring the Best of Face to Face Festivals 2012 - 2015.  For more info explore the Festival Archive.



The Face to Face Festival presented Claire Dowie and Martin Stewart UNBOXED at the Etcetera Theatre on August 15 and 16 at 8pm and August 21, 22 and 23 at 6pm for the Camden Fringe



And the Festival moved to Brighton to OtherPlace from September 27 to October 1 featuring Face to Face workshops and performances by Claire Dowie

Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt? on September 29
and H to He (I'm turning into a man) on September 30

 
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