LIP Theatre Company at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In 2017, LIP Theatre Company celebrates 21 years of bringing new work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This year, we are proud to once again present two brand new plays written by members of the society - Open Heart Surgery by Rob Currie, and Size Matters by Ewan Gray. For daily updates throughout the Fringe, you can follow us on Twitter. LIP Theatre Company is grateful to Dundee University Students' Association for their support, without which these productions would not be possible.

Open Heart Surgery

Open Heart Surgery by Rob Currie tells the story of a conservative relationship counsellor named Sandra. Business is bad, and with the bills mounting, Sandra is forced to take on the only troubled partnership at her door: Will and Leo, her first same-sex couple.

As the men begin to open up about the story of their relationship, Sandra finds herself confiding in return about her own difficult marriage. In Sandra’s conservatory, heartfelt sharing leads to a critical decision.

Cast: Rachel Main (Sandra), Shaun Falconer (Leo), Conor Ritchie (Will), Laura Thomson (Megan), Ewan Gray (Jeff).

Creative Team: Rob Currie (writer & director), Shaun Falconer (original music), Vachel Novesha (producer), Jaime Grant & Jen Currie (set build), Gavin Gilfillan (photography), Rachael Simpson (promotional video).

Open Heart Surgery runs from August 4th – 13th, playing at Sweet Holyrood 3 at 6:15pm.
Tickets cost £8 (concessions £6), and can be purchased at the venue box office, or in advance online through either Sweet Venues, or EdFringe.

Press: You can download a .zip file containing the show press release and high-resolution images at this link.

 

 

 

Size Matters

Size Matters by Ewan Gray tells the story of former household name, Jim Arrandale (he won an Oscar you know!). Now though, he’s gone from being a four time BAFTA host, to being stuck with local radio adverts. The famous and talented just don’t want to work with him anymore. Why? He’s a d*ck, simple as.

Jim strikes gold however, when he’s given the chance to star in the West End’s next big play! The problem? He has the smallest part. This is a play about sabotage, revenge and the all-round vanity of actors. After all, size does matter.

Cast: Calum Telfer (Jim), Laura Thomson (Ellie), Coren Childs (Bill), Louise McCahery (Laurie), Vachel Novesha (Tony), Kai Durkin (Harry), Julian Joseph (Bernard), Róisín McCallum (Amanda), Charlotte McIntosh (Liz), Craig Watson (Max), Joy Naomi Ramsay (Chorus).

Creative Team: Ewan Gray (writer & director), Kathleen Davie (producer), Jack Hughes (original music), Louise McCahery (poster illustration), Rob Currie (poster design) Gavin Gilfillan (photography), Rachael Simpson (promotional video).

Size Matters runs from August 15th – 28th (not 24th & 25th), playing at Sweet Holyrood 3 at 6:20pm.
Tickets cost £8 (concessions £6), and can be purchased at the venue box office, or in advance online through either Sweet Venues, or EdFringe.

Press: A .zip file containing the show press release and high-resolution images will be available soon.