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Untapped : Underbelly supports new writing at the Fringe

24th Jul 2017

Underbelly Untapped supports three pieces of new writing, providing support, advice and mentoring to help present, produce, promote and market their shows in Edinburgh in the most successful way. This year we have three very different shows all bound to be stunning pieces of theatre. So come and support these incredible new shows, these briliant up-and-coming artists and have a hell of a good time doing so! 

This Really Is Too Much
3.20pm (4.20pm) Cowgate | More Info
Raucous, provocative and laugh-out-loud funny, this genre-busting performance reveals the downright absurd realities of life as a three-dimensional, high definition, water-drinking, salad-eating wo-man in modern society. 'Gleefully compelling' (, slickly choreographed and dripping with feminist charm and anarchic wit. Gracefool combine dancing with dark comedy to delve into a world of farcical stereotypes and preposterous power struggles, wrestling with gender, identity and social convention. An outlandish and wildly entertaining medley of absurd political speeches, talent contests and box ticking. 

Quarter Life Crisis
2.40pm (3.40pm) Cowgate | More Info
Alicia is a hot mess. She doesn't know what she's doing with her life. Swiping left, swiping right to find the perfect match. Even though she's a Londoner, born and bred, the scent of Lagos peppers her existence in the ends. Everyone around her seems to know where they're going in life, but she's trying to find ways to cheat growing up and keep her 16-25 railcard. What does it mean to be an adult, and when do you become one? Quarter Life Crisis mixes addictive basslines, spoken word and audience participation. 

Prom Kween
8.35pm (9.35pm) Cowgate | More Info 
From the producers of the five-star hits Margaret Thatcher: Queen of Soho, How to Win Against History and Dizney Rascal, Prom Kween is a coming of age satire for those who hit that age years ago. A musical for any kid who took their glasses off and still didn't look pretty. Any kid who questioned what it meant to be beautiful. It's a story of falling in love with who you are. Think Grease meets Drag Race meets a Trump rally with sequins. Lots of sequins. 

Posted by Nicki