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Tickets on sale for School of Night at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival
If there is one thing we have learned in the years we have lived, it is that it's never too early to buy tickets to our Edinburgh Festival show.
Every day from 14th to 25th August at 2pm in the Gilded Balloon Teviot, the fraters will be spending 60 minutes recreating a lost Shakespearean masterpiece, with the audience providing the inspiration.
The epic play will be intertwined with a exploration of the famous novelists, poets and playwrights of the past.
When: August 14-25 2013 2pm (60 mins)
Where: Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh
Box Office: click here or call 0131 622 6552
The School of Night at The Globe for Shakespeare's birthday
On 21st April, the fraters will be spending the afternoon at Shakespeare's Globe on the South Bank in London as part of the annual celebration of the Bard's birthday.
From midday to 5pm the the theatre will open its doors for free to all and sundry. There will be a whole series of entertainments and spectacles put on for the lucky public who wander by.
It is described as: "An afternoon of family events, games and magical mayhem. Inspired by Shakespeare's greatest magician Prospero, we will play host to bubbling cauldrons, card trickery and magical masterclasses.
Join the party in our fascinating exhibition and extraordinary theatre."
We can't yet say what we will be called upon to do - but on the hour, every hour, the fraters will emerge to astound and inspire...
What: An afternoon of magic and mayhem to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday
Where: Shakespeare's Globe, South Bank, London
When: 12pm to 5pm 21st April
Box Office: No need - it's free for all. Come when you can. Click here for the web page
The Fraters are back in central London - May 16th
For those who have missed the fraters in their recent outings, we are going to be performing a full-length show at King's Place (an arts space near Kings Cross) on May 16th.
The Word Serpent, Fey Prince, Ganzfeld Man and the Troubadour will be exploring the great poets, playwrights and novelists of the past and present in a series of increasingly dangerous procedures, culminating in full ascension: the channeling of a lost Shakespearean masterpiece.
Bring books. They will be used...
Click here to get tickets.
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'Uproarious, intelligent, laugh-a-minute fare'
* * * * Telegraph
'Fearsomely able improvisers'
* * * * Financial Times
"Trains of whimsical thought are ignited like trails of gunpowder"
'The Bard has never been this much fun'
* * * * * Three Weeks
"Anyone who likes the works of Shakespeare or has simply been forced to read it will certainly find something to enjoy in this wonderful show."
* * * * * The Public Reviews
'You cannot help but stare in awe as they perform'
* * * * * Broadway Baby
'Original, ingenious and a hell of a laugh, this is what the Fringe is all about. Lie, cheat and steal for a ticket, because this is the secret gem of the festival.'
* * * * * TV Bomb, Edinburgh Festival
'Quick witted and well-read performers... A superbly structured show that is well worth checking out.'
* * * * British Theatre Guide
'This is by far some of the most intelligent and hilarious comedy you are likely to see at the Fringe.'
* * * * Hairline Reviews, Edinburgh Festival
'This is a must see'
* * * * One4Review, Edinburgh Festival
'We are under siege from the armies of little imagination'
The Fey Prince
'It seemed like a time to lie'
The Word Serpent
'His men would follow him anywhere, if only out of morbid curiosity'
'Tragedy is a close-up: comedy a long-shot'
'Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn't try it on.'
'To walk toward the dawn, you must put your slippers on.'
Philip K. Dick's Valis