5 Questions: Fiona Evans

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  • 9 August 2007

This article is from 2007

Fiona Evans, writer of poignant Fringe drama Scarborough, about the relationship between a 15-year-old boy and his teacher, answers our quick questionnaire

5 words to describe your show
Intimate, funny, moving, unique and challenging.

4 things you are looking forward to seeing in Edinburgh
Forgotten Voices at the Assembly Hall, Johnson and Boswell at the Traverse, Painkillers at the Underbelly and Mehndi Night at Venue 45.

3 big inspirations behind your work
Jimmy McGovern, New Writing North for their support, and my family for taking the piss out of me and giving me a black sense of humour.

2 reasons why people should come and see your show
The actors, Holly Atkins and James Baxter, are just amazing. James is only 16 and he has a huge future ahead of him; see him here first before he makes it big. It is the first time the Scott Room has been used as a venue, it will be dressed as a Scarborough B&B and the audience will be sitting and standing on set with the actors.

1 word to describe your feelings about having Scarborough on at the Fringe

Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, 5–27 Aug, (not 14), times vary, £9–£10 (£8–£9).


  • 4 stars

The tail end of a love-affair between a fifteen year old boy and his teacher in a claustrophobic, lovingly recreated B&B. Fascinating to watch, with the confined set pulling you into the characters' lives. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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