In Kyle Ross' scathing new play, a successful young couple struggle to tie each other down. Sophie wants to get married. Magnus wants to keep secrets. They both want to win. Ice buckets, Tough Mudders and Fifty Shades violently collide in this sharply funny and unblinking examination of a modern relationship. Praise for Fine Mess' previous shows: 'They've earned a spot right at the top of my list of must-sees' **** (FringeGuru.com). ***** (EdFringeReview.com), **** (BroadwayBaby.com), **** (ThreeWeeks), **** (AYoungerTheatre.com).
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'Don't wait up. Snore away zzzzzzzzzz 23:47.
Okay Sophie? I'm sorry. Big love 23:49.
Sophie the ticks have gone blue 23:50.'
In Kyle Ross' scathing new play, a successful young couple struggle to tie each other down. Sophie wants to get married. Magnus wants to keep secrets. They both want to win.
Ice buckets, Tough Mudders and Fifty Shades violently collide in this sharply funny and unblinking examination of a modern relationship. Islands takes on the new generation of wealthy elite demanding to have it all, and unwilling to admit defeat.
Islands has been developed with support from Rosemary Branch Theatre, A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre: the latter two handpicking the show to preview at Incoming Festival - the definitive pre-Edinburgh showcase for emerging companies - at the New Diorama in June.
Fine Mess Theatre are presenting two world premières at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Islands' sister play, Divas, runs at Pleasance Dome, 10Dome, 5th-31st August. Divas was nominated for the Charlie Hartill Theatre Fund Award 2015 and is the winner of the Les Enfants Terribles Award 2015, awarded to one Edinburgh-bound play that has shown great artistic potential.
About Fine Mess Theatre
Fine Mess Theatre are a new writing and adaptation company formed in 2013 by Kyle Ross and Joel Samuels. Kyle and Joel met in Brighton whilst studying at the University of Sussex where they worked together as actors, directors, producers and writers on over fifteen productions. They formed the company in 2013 and as co-Artistic Directors went on to write and/or act in both the company's first two shows: The Common Land and God's Own Country in 2014. After working with them on both the above shows, the company has expanded to include Associate Producer Rosie Clark and Associate Director Anthony Lau.
Other recent collaborators include designer James Turner, lighting designer Matthew Leventhall, sound designers Adam Janota-Bzowski and Angus Macrae and the band The Melodic. They have also worked extensively with photographer and videographer Emil Charlaff. The company also run a new writing night in London - Bites and Scratches.