By special permission and FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.
On Friday, we welcome the Haslemere Thespians to the Fringe with their production of the Vagina Monologues.
Based on author Eve Ensler’s ‘Vagina Interviews’ conducted with women from all around the world, this hilariously witty and moving collection of tales gives a voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories.
The Vagina Monologues are the cornerstone of the V-Day movement, an annual celebration to raise awareness of women’s issues and funds for women’s charities and a staggering number of the world’s most famous and talented women, from Kate Winslet and Whoopi Goldberg to Sophie Dahl and Jerry Hall have chosen to take part in the show around the world. In April 2015, a group of amazing women of all ages and backgrounds; shapes and sizes from the Haslemere Thespians added their names to this prestigious list, causing much controversy with their posters and rallying support on social media, even finding themselves starring on BBC South Today News!
With special permission, Haslemere Thespians will be performing it again at “The Haslemere Fringe” and they invite you for a celebration of all things vaginas – a tool of female empowerment, and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.
A special message from the Haslemere Thespians: “We are also encouraging our lovely audience members to bring along their unwanted bras for Amazing Grace Haslemere’s Bra Bank appeal, “To do everything we can to prevent sexual attacks on the girls and women of Africa” it will be situated next to the stage (normally housed in their lovely lingerie boutique) and will change someone’s life. Thank you! x”
The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
On Saturday,we’re delighted to welcome “Don’t Go Into The Cellar” to the 2016 Festival with their performance of “The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes”.
“The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes” features the great detective recounting highlights of his crime-busting career. It also includes autobiographical snippets concerning his life and times, the adversaries he has faced and mysteries he has solved.
The show is an affectionate one-man homage to the world’s greatest detective that includes quick costume changes, humour and audience participation.
The show is presented by Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company, the British Empire’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a macabre vein!
For 2016, Andrew Brighty a local Blacksmith will be on site with his mobile forge finalising the touches to a piece of artwork that will be placed facing Lion Green and be a lasting memorial to the Arts and Crafts movement in Haslemere.
For the 2014 Fringe Festival, local sculptor, Jon Edgar – creator of the Devil’s Punch Bowl stone ‘Portal’ – was on site all day on Saturday with a block of stone giving the festival audience a chance to create their own collective masterpiece.