Several of the best emerging theatre companies showcase ten minutes of new workCome join the Pleasance Theatre, as several of the best emerging theatre companies showcase 10 minutes of their new work for the chance to receive the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund for Theatre 2017.
Each year the Special Reserve Fund provides a young theatre company with the rare and extraordinary support of £10,000 to present a groundbreaking performance of a fully produced play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Charlie Fund for Theatre has previously supported an array of hugely successful Edinburgh productions including the sell-out run of We Are Ian in 2016 which was awarded the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence and is now off on a UK wide tour. In 2015 the fund supported Squint Theatre’s Molly. Squint have recently been awarded the Kevin Spacey fund for their latest production, Fear and Loathing. In 2014, sold-out show Lorraine and Alan was also awarded the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence.
The Special Reserve Fund was established in 2004 in memory of Charlie Hartill, who died in January of that year. Charlie was a wit, writer, performer, ex-President of The Cambridge Footlights, 8 years a director of the Festival Fringe and the Pleasance's man of the computer. He is very much missed not just for his practical skills and quite extraordinary contributions to the Pleasance, but as the most engaging of human beings. He laughed a lot, constantly entertaining so many of those who met him, and he liked a glass of wine. He was 32.
Please arrive on time as latecomers may not be admitted.