SAPPHO EdFringe Press Release

    SAPPHO plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 

Starring London’s “uncommonly exhilarating” (Exeunt Magazine) Victoria Grove

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Following two critically-acclaimed runs in London and a multi-city Canadian tour, SAPPHO …in 9 fragments by Jane Montgomery Griffiths, plays for three nights only at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 8, 9, 10 at 19:15 at theSpace Venue 45.

Within a secluded cavern, Ancient Greece’s first love poet laments her erasure from history, while a chorus girl named Atthis is seduced into a modern-day Sapphic romance.

Directed by Jessica Ruano and starring Victoria Grove, this production has garnered compliments from some of Britain’s finest actors, including Simon Callow, who called Grove’s performance “brilliant”, and Maureen Lipman, who proclaimed it was “the best theatrical experience I’ve had since The Book of Mormon”.

In Canada, the show was awarded Best in Fest and Outstanding Design at the Ottawa Fringe Festival and was held over for an extra week in the nation’s capital.

NEWS UPDATE: Jane Montgomery Griffiths – playwright, actor and academic who currently resides in Melbourne, Australia – will be attending the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to see this production of her play for the first time.

★★★★ EXEUNT MAGAZINE          “Uncommonly exhilarating”

★★★★ REMOTE GOAT                    “Magnetic and mysterious, dominating…”

                  “Victoria Grove is extraordinarily talented”

★★★★ VIEWS FROM THE GODS   “A masterclass in acting and aerobics”

                              “Stunningly athletic and entirely sensuous”

★★★★ FEMALE ARTS                      “Written, directed and executed with passion”

Sappho …in 9 fragments plays at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in theSpace Venue 45 on Jeffrey Street, EH1 1DH, August 8, 9, 10 at 19:15. Tickets £12/10 | FB: Sappho…in 9 fragments | TW: @sappho9fragment

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