Alumni dazzle audiences at Gingerbread Festival

Short Scruffs, a street performance company comprising two Edge Hill alumni, created a colourful circus performance for children as part of the 2019 Ormskirk Gingerbread festival. Crystal Quinney Barella and Dan Thomas, who graduated from Edge Hill University in 2018, secured funding from Arts Council England to develop the show which involved a small-scale circus […]

Students explore music industry at Sound City Festival

Over 100 Edge Hill students attended Liverpool Sound City 2019 to perform, film, shadow professionals or just enjoy the three-day event – all for free as part of the University’s partnership with the festival. Music Production students Adam Charo, aka Podge, and David Hughes, aka Charity Shop Pop, were part of a showcase run by […]

Feminist theatre collective ‘The Panks’ to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

 Edge Hill University’s feminist theatre collective The Pankhurst Players, affectionately known as ‘The Panks’, are set to perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After only forming a year ago, the collective of 13 students and three alumni will perform Shrew, their modern take on the classic Shakespearean play. Student Rebecca Cummings, said: “Edinburgh Fringe was the […]

Dame Janet Suzman prize awarded

The second Dame Janet Suzman Scriptwriting Prize has been awarded to Beth Beevers, a student on MA Making Performance, for her play Every Voice. The Dame Janet Suzman Student Playwriting Prize aims to recognise, nurture and develop students’ talents writing for the stage. Submissions had to be performable by four actors or fewer within a […]

Edge Hill Alumni Preparing Maiden Performance – At Glastonbury

An award-winning theatre company featuring Edge Hill alumni will showcase their new production at one of the world’s biggest performing arts festivals. Naughty Corner Productions were selected from over 1,000 applications to perform Raves “R” Us at Glastonbury in a late-night slot on Sunday 30 June, the final day of the festival which sold out […]