Category Archives: Outings

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 Outings

‘Must-see… vital theatre’ Read the full review at A Younger Theatre.

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Interview with Outings writer Matt Baldwin

Have a read of this great interview at EQView.

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4* for Outings from ArtsDesk

‘Sweet, humane and life-affirming’ – read Veronica Lee’s full review here.

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‘Punchy, lucid and moving’ – The Guardian on Outings

Ryan Gilbey’s feature in today’s Guardian explores the creation of Outings, and says nice things about the show too. Read it here.

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Outings nominated for an Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2014

You can read more about this award here.

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4* review for Outings

‘An intricately woven tapestry of stories that creates a colourful picture of humanity.’ –  read the full review at Broadway Baby

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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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Director David Grindley: Why I’m back in Edinburgh after 14 years

David Grindley’s myriad West End credits include Our Boys, Abigail’s Party, Six Degrees of Separations, Some Girl(s), What the Butler Saw and Journey’s End, which transferred to Broadway and won the Tony Award for Best Revival. After a 14-year absence, he returns to Edinburgh with the world premiere of Outings, at the Gilded Balloon.

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Outings is impressive, says the Observer

‘At the Gilded Balloon, there was an impressive production inspired by the diver Tom Daley – specifically his decision, last year, to out himself. Outings related dozens of such stories, sourced by Matthew Baldwin and Thomas Hescott, dramatised by Zoe Lyons, Rob Deering, Andrew Doyle and Camille Ucan. When did the interviewees first know? Aged […]

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Outings ‘highly recommended’ by The Guardian

Mark Brown says of Outings in today’s Guardia Festival diary – ‘Highly recommended is Outings at the Gilded Balloon, a show created from coming out stories and inspired by Tom Daley. It covers the whole gamut, from the excruciatingly awkward to the moving and beautiful. There’s an old guy who remembers how his mother vomited […]

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My Festival Highlights Challenge – Day One

After a late night at the technical rehearsal for Eric and Little Ern, Day One of my Festival Highlights Challenge started with a 10am production office meeting. Producer James Seabright went through the first day’s advance sales for all nine shows and set the street team, under the direction of Julia Bolden, with targets.

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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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Secrets, solidarity, The Sun and Stephen Fry…

After their West End success with The Act earlier this year, co-writers Thomas Hescott and Matthew Baldwin have reunited for Outings, the world premiere coming-out show. In the course of researching and writing the play, the former schoolfriends, who themselves came out as young men, gathered more than 70 real-life stories from other gays, lesbians, […]

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