Edinburgh Ahoy!

Edinburgh Ahoy!

When ATC was founded by John Retallack, Chris Barnes and Dick McCaw back in the late 1970s, its first major successes were in Edinburgh. And we’ve continued to enjoy success at the Fringe ever since. In August 2018, we’re back in Edinburgh, with a UK premiere from a team headed by writer Magne van den Berg, translator Purni Morell and director Alice Malin.

Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure by Magne van den Berg is the first time the Dutch playwright’s work will be seen in the UK. Her play has been translated especially for ATC by Purni Morell, former Director of the Unicorn Theatre and National Theatre Studio. Director Alice Malin is ATC’s Associate Director who recently revived Schimmelpfennig’s Winter Solstice for its successful UK tour.

Four friends find their loyalty and love torn apart by the simplest of remarks. For Louise, it could mean the end of everything she knows and everything she thought she knew.
Big Aftermath is a play about the power of words to change lives and about the allure of the self-destruct button.

We worked with Casting Director Sophie Parrott to bring an exceptional group of actors to the project. Wendy Kweh as Louise is joined by Sam Callis, Abhin Galeya and Mark Weinman.

Director Alice Malin says:
“This is a really exciting play, from one of Holland’s foremost playwrights, as funny as it is unsettling. I’m joined on the production by Designer Ruth Hall, Movement Director Jenni Jackson, Composer and Sound Designer Max Pappenheim and Lighting Designer Sam Waddington. Together, the team will bring to life the play’s intricate, subtle, surreal textures.”

You can catch Big Aftermath at the Fringe’s leading venue for contemporary international theatre, Summerhall, August 1 – 26 at 14.50 (except 13 and 20 Aug).