15th September 2008


Fringe festival favourites on stage at LPAC


Going Down performanceFive new plays which had their world première at last month’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival can be seen at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre this weekend (19th and 20th September).


The Lincoln School of Performing Arts Theatre Company made up of students from the University of Lincoln earned critical acclaim for the plays, all of which were written, performed and directed by the students themselves and produced by Andy Jordan.


Now Lincoln audiences have the chance to see this collection of enthralling and distinctive plays at the new Lincoln Performing Arts Centre at the Brayford Pool campus.


On Friday 19th September the students will be performing Working Saturdays by Darren Trevor Page, One on One by Michael James Day and Going Down by Darren A. Furniss.


The following evening (Saturday 20th September) the plays performed will be Split Ends by Katherine Danbury, Going Down by Darren A Furniss and a new adaptation by Darren Tunstall of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.


Seeking to question the fundamentally important issues of ethics, morality and humanity, four of the five productions feature contemporary new writing and include a gripping drama inspired by the recent Virginia Tech massacre in the United States.


Split Ends is a dark, confrontational piece examining violent and disturbing behaviour, Going Down is a rude, scabrous new comedy and Working Saturdays is to be presented as a double-bill with One on One, a highly contrasting story of revenge and insanity.


The fifth play is a powerful new adaptation of Oscar Wilde's homoerotic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.


“Mystery, revenge, obsession, corruption, depravity and murderous intentions feature in these five new plays exploring the human condition,” said Professor Michael Earley, Producing Director at the Lincoln School of Performing Arts.


“These five world premières mark the company’s inaugural season showcasing new writing, directing and acting from up-and-coming talents at the University of Lincoln.” 


The productions begin at 7.30pm on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre at the University of Lincoln.


Tickets costing £10 (£9 concessions, £5 students) are available by calling the LPAC box office on 0844 8884414 or by visiting http://lpac.ticketline.co.uk/.
Tickets are also available at The Engine Shed Box Office (walk-up daily 10-4pm) and at The Drill Hall Box Office (01522 873894).