Doris Dodo’s Elegy Emporium and Olbituary Office

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“Where trees grow is where we are hidden, Ends are seen and endings are written”. Will you find this year’s Secret Venue? Proprietor of the Elegy Emporium and affiliated Olbituary Office, Doris Dodo stocks outstanding obituaries for her ill-fated birds. Run by the illusive Ms. Dodo and staffed by her collection of curious characters, visiting the office is always a memorable experience. Jilted at the altar, Doris Dodo has channeled her unrequited love into a…

5 minutes with Heady Conduct

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Heady Conduct, hello! What a great name for a theatre company, it means Exhilarating Behaviour right? Hopefully you’ll be exhilarated by everything at the fringe this week! What three words would you use to describe your work and the show, Tiresius? Epic, evocative and (from Simon’s point of view playing 8 characters) sweaty. The show is inspired by the Greek Myth of Tiresius who was granted the gift of foresight by Zeus. Where did the…

A Quick Chat With 5 Tales of Love and Madness

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A QUICK CHAT WITH 5 TALES OF LOVE AND MADNESS   Here at Ventnor Fringe we are all about making all types of art and performance accessible to lots of different audiences, and we think you are doing just that with 5 Tales of Love and Madness. You’ve described the show as a “reimagining of the recital for a modern audience” Can you tell us a little more about the show and how it came…

5 Great Things to do at the Fringe for Free!

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5 GREAT THINGS TO DO AT THE FRINGE FOR FREE! Free Fringe Producer Jack Barnes takes a look at what’s on offer     DISCOVER THE UNIQUE BOOK BUS   The book bus is a beautiful 1930’s parisian bus that has been converted into the perfect bookshop. Each day there will be a wide range of fun activities for the whole family, from storytellers and musicians to theatre productions. The book bus is an amazing…

Interview: Jim Willis

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What is your creative passion, Jim? I am an amateur film maker I suppose you could say, well I’ve written scripts and had films made, and I help out Jack and Mhairi with the Ventnor Fringe. How did you get into film? I went to university and did a degree in creative writing which is where I learnt the process of script writing. I wrote a script for a workshop run by my university lecturer…