Audible will publish a collection of five new plays from the Edinburgh Fringe, including Typical, Ryan Calais Cameron’s look at racism performed by Richard Blackwood.
Taking in themes of mental health, race, identity and belonging, the company invited actors and directors into the studio to create Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.
Plays include For All I Care, written by Alan Harris and performed by Hannah Daniel and Ladybones written and performed by Sorcha McCaffrey. Cotton Fingers, written by Rachel Trezise and starring Amy Molloy also features along with Larp, a debut play written and performed by Berri George.
Cameron, author of Typical, said: “It's an honour to have my work to be working with Audible on such a deep and inspiring piece, audio drama is such a great platform to really try testing and pushing people on the way they think and feel, and the way they look at the world and one another. I can’t wait for people to hear this story.”
Abigail Gonda, commissioning for theatre at Audible, added: “We are thrilled to present the audio productions of five plays from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. In putting together this collection, we chose plays with a uniting thread of richly drawn characters we immediately cared about, whose stories we felt compelled to listen to. They are not always easy listens; they plumb the depths of human existence and all its complexities. Through these stores we experience the profoundly cruel and unfair nature of life, love and caring being found in unlikely circumstances, and discover the inner strength that can emerge when faced with adversity. The intimacy of these performances grabs you tight and demands you take notice. We believe they will delight, devastate, anger and inspire you.”
Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 is available to pre-order now and will be downloadable in full from 28th November.