Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s it’s the turn of Finn Morrell on his show Tribe.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Follow Ru, the young business intern who gets ripped through his office corridors into ethereal and post-apocalyptic worlds.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
I have been obsessively making work about climate change, the environment and the clashes between humanity and the natural world for years. Tribe is my way of reaching out to try to better understand my roots. It is a great honour to be sharing Tribe at both the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and also the Festival Fusiones Contemporáneas in Lima, Peru. The show was first inspired by images of South America and the conflict we see all over the world between man and nature. As an ensemble, we only have a limited understanding of the impact of climate change and this performance and the discussions that surround it will allow us to learn a huge amount.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Running low on cash? Plan your shows. So many shows will have special offers and discounts that are there to be used, so use them. Don’t be afraid to talk to people after the show. The Fringe is the perfect place to do that. Eat well, and don’t lose sleep over reviews.
What makes your show stand out from all the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
The show will be loud, you will feel the music in your chest. The lighting design will be operated live and has improvisational elements to it. The soundscapes will be reactive to the action. The scenes will be lighting fast, ranging from two seconds to two minutes. There will be dance, fragmented imagery, realism and six performers giving everything they’ve got. It will be brave, exciting and explosive.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Our friends Gecko Theatre are up this year with The Dreamer. This is a fun and chilling twist on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It has been developed in collaboration with the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre and we can’t wait to watch this epic piece at the Pleasance Grand.
Finally, the boring but essential bit:
Name of the show: Tribe
Venue: ZOO Southside (Venue 82)
Dates: 4 August – 12 August 2017
Time: 16.50 – 17.40