Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Edinburgh Fringe 2012

There has always been an embargo on announcing shows until the Fringe Programme had officially launched. That was removed this year. And now, the week after the official launch, it feels as if the cat has been out of the bag for ages. But nonetheless…

We are thrilled to announce our Edinburgh 2012 Fringe Season.

After two sell-out years in Edinburgh, two sell-out runs in London and a season at the Adelaide Fringe, ‘The Boy James’ returns. Inspired by the life and work of ‘Peter Pan’ author, J.M. Barrie, The Boy James tells a story of playful innocence and cruel experience. A dark but beautiful tale of one bright eyed boy’s startled awakening to the harsh realities of adulthood. Play with him, and take his hand as you lead him back to Neverland. Join in the games and forget the cruel world on the other side of the window. But as the tick tock of the clock continues, you too will have to face the inevitable voyage.

 After its award-winning and sell-out season at Edinburgh last year, and on the back of its critically acclaimed international debut at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, and a teaser in London, ‘Outland’ returns triumphantly. ‘Outland’ travels from a melancholy reality ‘through the looking glass’ into a topsy-turvy world, where the landscape and characters are always shifting. As you journey from stuffy Victorian drawing rooms to fairy palaces, you will also get a sense of the paradox that was the man himself, the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known by the world as Lewis Carroll.
And alongside those two shows we have a brand new one as well – to complete the trilogy. Sitting perfectly alongside the imaginations of Lewis Carroll and J. M. Barrie comes the incredible world of Frances Hodgson Burnett  in this original adaptation of ‘A Little Princess’. Recommended by The Times and The Guardian; Join Sara Crewe as she is torn from her life in India in a journey from princess to pauper. Left without her father in a foreign land; comfort her, listen to her tales and relish in the magic and the tragic beauty of her story. A stunning adaptation of a well-loved novel. 

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Friday, 1 June 2012

Outland in London

We're really delighted that Outland is going to be coming to London in July. To get us warmed up for the Fringe we're going to be doing two performances in a stunning venue in Mayfair. The University Women's Club Library is, for anyone who has seen 'The Boy James' or 'Outland', undoubtedly perfect for a Belt Up performance. The room is a glorious Victorian library fitted with leather armchairs, sofas, wood panelling, chandeliers and lots and lots of books. 

As there are only two performances we strongly recommend booking sooner rather than later - tickets are selling very quickly.

If you're a fan of Belt Up, of Lewis Carroll, or just fancy a summer evening enjoying the lounge, library and gardens where you can have dinner or drinks all evening, then please do come along.

We're asking that everyone come in either Black Tie (just formal will do - don't worry if you haven't got a tux), or to come dressed as a character from a Lewis Carroll story. Part of the fun of performing is getting to put on a ridiculous costume; we'd like to share that silliness with everyone else. 

We hope to see you there!

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