At the Fringe # 11 | Go back to where you came from
Afsaneh Gray of Octopus and Kasia Lech of Bubble Revolution tackle timely political issues with humour
This article is from 2016.
As we near the end of the Fringe, host Gareth K Vile welcomes two guests whose plays have melded hot button social and political subjects of the day with humour, playfulness and a dash of punk. Writer Afsaneh Gray's satire, Octopus, tackles what it means to be British. Set in dystopia alt-world where three women prepare for the state to determine how Brit they really are, Octopus challenges false visions of a homogenous native culture. In part three, fellow dramaturg Dr Kasia Lech talks about her solo show Bubble Revolution, which confronts some of the challenges Poland and its' migrants have experienced transitioning from communist bloc to western state. And Gareth confronts his comedy shortcomings again as List comedy reviewer Murray Robertson shares his Fringe picks.
00:00:32 – Afsaneh Gray (Octopus)
00:13:47 – Music from Stop the Train
00:15:31 – Murray Robertson Fringe picks: Zoe Coombs Marr, Pete Firman, John Luke Roberts, Jonny Pelham, Joe DeRosa
00:20:23 – Kasia Lech (Bubble Revolution)
00:33:11 – Credits and thanks
At the Fringe is co-created by Gareth K Vile (host) and Annie Kolemen (producer). Equipment supplied by Subcity Radio.
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