Ipswich theatre celebrates award

AN IPSWICH theatre is today celebrating after winning an award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The production team at The New Wolsey won the Scotsman Fringe First Award for Story of a Rabbit, a co-production with Hoipolloi Theatre Company.

AN IPSWICH theatre is today celebrating after winning an award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The production team at The New Wolsey won the Scotsman Fringe First Award for Story of a Rabbit, a co-production with Hoipolloi Theatre Company.

Story of a Rabbit opened this year's PULSE Fringe Festival before playing at The Barbican, London.

New Wolsey chief executive Sarah Holmes, currently in Edinburgh, said she was thrilled by the accolade.

She added: “This is the first time the New Wolsey has taken a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and I'm very proud of the theatre's success in such a competitive environment.

“It is also a very important platform for the New Wolsey and the Fringe First award recognises our commitment to supporting and actively developing new work.”

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The theatre is due to present a week of work from the Edinburgh Fringe in November and details are expected to be announced shortly.

Story of a Rabbit explores Hugh Hughes's experience of death when the rabbit his neighbour asks him to look after for the weekend dies.

However, this experience is the starting point for his study of life and death, the nature of memory and the choices we make all told in Hughes's conservational style using a mix of comedy, lecture, multimedia, mime, dance and song.

What do you think of the award? Have you been to this year's Edinburgh Festival? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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