Ashbourne drama students to perform ‘Viable’ at Edinburgh Fringe

July 14, 2014

If you’re looking forward to seeing our former students in ‘Case Number’ at Edinburgh Fringe this summer, you should also keep your eyes peeled for this… Dare to laugh at abortion? A controversial dark comedy about abortion for our postmodern time… ‘Viable’, a newly devised postmodern theatre production, challenges and questions the representation of abortion, one of societies most delicate subject matters. Inspired by the ways in which mass media distorts and trivialises such topics, the play considers arguments from both Pro-Life and Pro-Choice discourses. Which discourse the audience choose to adopt is their choice, however ignorance is not an Continue Reading →

Catch Ashbourne drama students in ‘Case Number’ at Edinburgh Fringe

July 1, 2014

In case you missed the news last week, some of our extremely talented former students have landed spots to perform at Edinburgh Fringe this summer! Here’s what you have to look forward to….. Introducing Case Number, a new play which bravely attempts to shatter the patriarchal shame culture that surrounds sexual assault against women. Miss Russell, a mere number, is forced to relive the trauma of her assault through the biased legal system in an attempt to reclaim her identity. Alone she faces the reality that only 1% of rapists get convicted. Human rights theatre at its most hard hitting Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Drama students on the road to Edinburgh Fringe!

June 26, 2014

We are still celebrating the fact that some of our students scooped prestigious art prizes earlier this month. Now we have more to celebrate – Drama students are heading to Edinburgh Fringe! We will be letting you know how you can get hold of tickets for these shows very soon, but in the meantime… This is what Robert Madge had to say about the experience so far Greetings, thespian Ashers For all those who have interests in the world of theatre or drama, you might be excited to hear that this summer Ashbourne are getting involved in the Edinburgh Fringe Continue Reading →