Category Archives: Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult

Final shows today!

Today’s your last chance to catch one of our shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2014 – we hope you’ve had a great festival!

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4* for Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult

‘Roper gives it her all and works with director Mike Bradwell to give the impression of going deliciously and infuriatingly over the top, yet never once losing sight of the drama.’ Read the full review in The Stage.

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4* review for Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult

‘A towering performance by Lizzie Roper’ – read the full review at BroadwayBaby.com.

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Great Spectator review for Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult

‘Lizzie Roper brilliantly traces Burchill’s descent into a drug-addled mess but as her life and career disintegrate, her character seems to rise heavenwards towards a plateau of triumphant self-vindication.’ – Read the full review here.

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Defining and performing ‘stand-up drama’

A knowledge of stand-up comedy comes in handy when working on a one-person play. It’s about talking to rather than talking at an audience, as Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult author Tim Fountain, director Mike Bradwell and star Lizzie Roper explain.

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The heat of Julie Burchill: Does she really just not care?

Julie Burchill is famous for not caring what anyone thinks of her. Does she really not care? That question is at the heart of Tim Fountain’s new play, Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult. Fountain and director Mike Bradwell get to grips.

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The Herald speak to Julie Burchill

Neil Cooper from The Herald spoke to Julie Burchill about Tim Fountain’s new play Absolute Cult. The full interview is here (requires subscription).

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The curse of the dandy: Quentin Crisp, Sebastian Horsley… Julie Burchill?

Julie Burchill is the first real-life subject that author Tim Fountain has returned to with a follow-up play, Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult, which follows his 2002 hit Julie Burchill Is Away. She’s proved more enduring than Fountain’s other subjects, Quentin Crisp and Sebastian Horsley, but she has much else in common with them. Fountain, Absolute […]

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Why Edinburgh is like a doner kebab

The team behind Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult – author Tim Fountain, director Mike Bradwell and actor Lizzie Roper – are all Edinburgh veterans. Mike has been coming since 1966 and Tim since 1989 (this year marks his 25th anniversary), while Lizzie’s ten-plus Fringe credits include comedians’ musical Gutted, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with […]

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Lizzie Roper: Why I wanted to play Queen of Spleen Julie Burchill

Lizzie Roper returns to Edinburgh with her first solo show since 2007’s Peccadillo Circus, which also transferred to the West End. What lured her back to play Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult, written by Tim Fountain and directed by Mike Bradwell?

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All our Edfringe shows 241 today and tomorrow!

All of our shows are participating in the Fringe 241 ticket promotion on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th August, so you can see even more shows for even less money both today and tomorrow! Why not use this opportunity to complete the #FHChallenge?

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My Festival Highlights Challenge – Day Three

I’m in the final stretch of my #FHChallenge, having now seen two-thirds of Festival Highlights nine 2014 offerings and aiming to polish off the final three back-to-back today.

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4* review for Julie Burchill: Absolute Cult

‘Lizzie Roper captures Burchill perfectly.’ Check out the full Quotidian Times review here.

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Are you up for the Festival Highlights challenge?

For the past 12 years, Festival Highlights has presented some of the most popular and acclaimed shows on the Fringe. For 2014, we’ve handpicked nine we think you’ll love. To encourage you to see them all – and share your views on them – we’ve launched the Festival Highlights Challenge (#FHChallenge)!

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Julie Burchill – Now and Then

Tim Fountain’s first play about Julie Burchill premiered in 2002. Why did he want to return to the subject 12 years later? The first play, Julie Burchill Is Away, came about when I was seeing Jackie Clune. Jackie and I had always been Burchill fans. We used to lie in bed reading the columns out […]

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