fringe dates - 24-27 June
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Hot Ice Theatre

Fresh from a sell-out run at the Brighton Festival Fringe

Welcome to Upper Crevice. Which is near to Lower Crevice. Which is near to nowhere. You are guests at Hive Corner, Upper Crevice’s finest (and only) Bed & Breakfast. Carol Carpenter is your hostess. She loves to talk. But as Carol’s stories of local life, local people, and her lengthy marriage unfold, you may begin to suspect that things in Upper Crevice are not as comfortably cosy as first they seem…

Beekeeping, folk singing, neighbourhood watching and the Women’s Institute all have a part to play in this comic tour through the seamy underside of a rural idyll. Prepare for lashings of laughter with more than a dash of darkness.

“confident and well-crafted, with a gentle but incisive humour that floats breezily like a butterfly but stings lethally like a bee” ****FringeGuru, Brighton 2011

Written and performed by Katharine Markwick

Directed by Elayce Ismail

Hot Ice Theatre presents new writing and devised work that embraces the merry and tragical magic of unexpected combinations.

Katharine Markwick is a writer and performer and founder of Hot Ice Theatre. She co-wrote Of Women and Horses I Have Known at the Underbelly, Edinburgh 2010 and was a short-listed writer for the TS Eliot US/UK Exchange 2010.

Elayce Ismail is an associate artist of NYT. She was assistant director on Athol Fugard’s Coming Home (Arcola, London) in 2010 and creator/director of shadow puppetry for Kneehigh/NYT’s Fast Burn (The Scoop) in 2009. Katharine and Elayce met and trained together at the London International School of Performing Arts.


age 14+

50 mins

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