Three conference organisers and a teenage girl are the sole survivors of a fatal plane crash on a remote tropical island. With Daniel Rigby, Katy Wix, Mathew Baynton, and Bebe Cave. A world premiere from the Fringe First winning team behind 2009 smash, Party. Written by Tom Basden and directed by Phillip Breen. Secret location. Transport provided. NB: Show running time will vary between 2 hrs 55 mins and 3 hrs 45 mins.
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A new play set to the take the Edinburgh Fringe by storm. An all star cast, a secret seaside location, and presented by the Fringe First winning team behind 2009 smash Party.
BAFTA 'Best Actor' winner Daniel Rigby; co-writer/creator/star of Channel 4's Anna & Katy Katy Wix; Horrible Histories, Gavin & Stacey, and Peep Show star Mathew Baynton; & the young Elizabeth (to Helen Mirren's older version) in Peter Morgan's The Audience, Bebe Cave; form the four-strong cast of Tom Basden's Holes. One of the most exciting Fringe casts in years.
Three bickering conference organisers and a teenage girl are the sole survivors of a fatal plane crash on a remote tropical island. We join the four characters in the immediate aftermath as they begin to come to terms with their plight. The three colleagues set about arguing over witless Crusoe-esq endeavors of survival, with the young Erin (Cave) struggling with the loss of her family.
The world premiere of Holes is an exciting and hilarious edition to Basden's portfolio. An award-winning performer in his own right, Tom picked up the Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer for Tom Basden Won't Say Anything in 2007. Basden premiered his first play, Party in 2009, which won a Fringe First and was adapted into a three-series BBC Radio 4 sitcom. Since then he has written episodes for Peep Show & Fresh Meat (Channel 4), as well as writing/creating the series Plebs (ITV2), and premiering new writing as part of The National Theatre's 2011 summer season. He continues to perform his double act - Freeze! - alongside Tim Key.
Director Phillip Breen is one of the most sought-after young directors in the country. Fresh from taking on directorial duties for the RSC (The Merry Wives of Windsor - "Phillip Breen's intelligent, richly entertaining, modern-dress show" - Sunday Times), Holes sees Breen reunited with Basden following his direction on 2009's Party. Previously, at the Fringe, Breen directed Humphrey Ker is Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher! (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer 2011), Stefan Golaszewski Speaks About A Girl He Once Loved (Fringe First Winner 2008), and Cambridge Footlights: Far Too Happy (Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer nominee 2001). Elsewhere, Breen is directing Threeway by DC Jackson.
Holes will be a theatrical adventure the like of which has never been seen before at the Fringe.