Seven Deadly Sinners (plus one free)

Seven Deadly Sinners (plus one free)
Original comedy revue

Edinburgh Preview

We performed the preview of our first Edinburgh Show at Medway Little Theatre in Rochester.  A short audience survey after the show helped determine which of the 49 Sketches performed would make the final cut at the Edinburgh Fringe.

WRITTEN BY

The cast, plus Christina Betts, Michael Fray, Stephen Pearce, Hugh Sellars

Something Told Me (song) written by Roger Fahy & Roger Stevens played by Calvin Beedle

Nuns Song (Line Dance Your Way to the Lord) written by Roger Fahy, arranged by Brett Seyforth and played by Calvin Beedle

CAST

Richard Harding
Neil Parke
Sophia Hatchett
Denise Mylan
Alan Roots
Kerrie Cooke
Renato Abeydeera
Jo Brignall
Matthew Fray

CREW

Stage Manager – Dee Reed
Lighting – David Waggett
Sound – Derek Thompson
Producer - Richard Harding

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

CAST

Richard Harding
Neil Parke
Sophia Hatchett
Denise Mylan
Alan Roots

Kerrie Cooke
Renato Abeydeera
Jo Brignall

'Seven Deadly Sinners' photography by Jason Stringfellow

24 April 1999
Medway Little Theatre, Rochester

31 July 1999
Medway Little Theatre, Rochester

16 - 21 August 1999 
Edinburgh Fringe Festival


REVIEW

Seven Deadly Sinners
Rocket Venue @ South Bridge Resource Centre
Comedy * * *

This is precisely the kind of unreconstructed, wigs and props, comedy title and character cliche revue show that the Nineties Fringe, with its "as seen on TV" straplines, its Big Brother promoters, its cold-blooded competitive atmosphere and inflated ticket prices, is killing.

This is a good amateur show. You remember amateur... it means "lover of". It means "not in it because your agent reckoned it would be a good move, or because you had to be here for three weeks to be eligible for the Perrier". Amateur means eight of you taking time off real life to write some actually quite funny ideas up into sketches, rehearsing them to a creditable tightness with numerous costume and accent changes, deciding on a title that doesn't really describe the show but makes a very gentle comedy sound salacious enough to sell and then taking a couple of weeks off work to come to a Resource Centre in Edinburgh and play to Neil's parents and a reviewer from The Scotsman.

And amateur is what the Fringe was built on. Amateur was the heart of the Fringe. So go see it. Before it is too late.

Kate Copstick