Part Live Stand-up/Part Film featuring Sylvester McCoy and Linda Marlowe, and introducing Eleanor May Blackburn, this is a new hybrid, part moving-image and part vaudevillian-style comedy, an irresistible cocktail of entertainment. Apartness tells the tale of two isolated souls and their devilish comedian saviour. Funny, poignant, full of shocks and surprises, it is a near-true story of unexpected outcomes, based on and inspired by the actions of a comedian who believed art was more important than life. Whatever the truth may be, this is a real-life possibility.
K4K Films, producers of award-winning films A Reel Life, Punk Strut-the Movie, and Tom and his Zombie Wife and award-winning Shortcut Productions, stage producers of Peter Straker’s BREL, A Queer Love of Dix, and The World Has Gone Mad have come together, combining their skills, to bring this exciting new concept to this year’s Fringe. Veteran performers Sylvester McCoy (former BBC’s Doctor Who) and Linda Marlowe (former BBC’s Eastenders Sylvie Carter) are joined by Eleanor May Blackburn, whose recent critically acclaimed solo show was a hit at the Manchester Fringe Festival and has since toured.
Writer/director, award-winning Kevin Short, whose work includes Best New Play The Pigsty, Total Theatre Nominated GO4, and London West End shows The Lambusters, Dustbin Man, and The News, wrote this piece during lockdown, creating a new attraction for both theatre and film audiences, an entertainment that can play both types of venue. Apartness is for theatre and movie lovers alike so, roll up, roll up, it’s for all of you!
Suitable 16 years and over
“Sylvester McCoy is wonderful…and delightfully weird” ★★★★★ The Guardian
“Marlowe is in the first division of British actresses” ★★★★★ New Yorker
“Eleanor is bubbly, vivacious, brave and compelling” ★★★★★ Manchester Fringe
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