It wasn’t long ago that My Theatre Mates was chatting to award-winning writer Lita Doolan about one of her plays receiving its world premiere at this year’s Brighton Fringe. Now, she is celebrating the opening of the first ever digital Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the inclusion of her solo show Ain’t No Female Romeo.
It was already pretty exciting for writer Lita Doolan that her play The Wyre Lady Of Fleetwood was having its world premiere at this year’s Brighton Fringe, but now she has even more to celebrate with the announcement that the popular digital show has been extended until 11 July 2021.
In Lita Doolan’s new play The Wyre Lady of Fleetwood, the Wyre Lady refers to a real-life pleasure boat in the seaside fishing port of Fleetwood, just down the promenade from the holiday resort of Blackpool.
‘It was the most touching play of deep interactions and conversations about painful but loving memories.’ Those words come from one of several impressed reviewers that have caught up with the world premiere of multi-award-winning writer Lita Doolan’s play The Wyre Lady Of Fleetwood – about the gentrification of Fleetwood fishing lofts – which continues online at this year’s Brighton Fringe until 11 July 2021.
An unusual first Brighton performance and a keepsake perfect for a storyteller; as she brings Mary Blandy’s Gallows Tree to Brighton Fringe, Lita Doolan tells us about her love for the Brighton Fringe. Read on, then book your tickets.
Gripping one-woman show, Mary Blandy’s Gallows Tree, brings its tale of love, betrayal and murder to the Brighton Fringe in May. The tale of a woman executed at Oxford Prison runs for three days only, so book now to avoid disappointment!
Theatremaker Lita Doolan was performing in Edinburgh Fringe one summer when she was inspired to write a story about Scotland’s iconic capital. She took her inspiration from how the city and its residents recovered following the devastating 2002 fire that started in Cowgate Street and ripped through much of its Old Town. This summer, she brings the resulting play, Time for Tea, to Camden Fringe, running for one performance only to open the festival on 30 July 2018. Here, she recalls how it all came about.
Which shows have you earmarked so far for this year’s Camden Fringe? As part of our Featured Show series, we’d like to draw your attention to Lita Doolan’s Time for Tea, which opens the month-long festival at north London’s Etcetera Theatre on 30 July 2018. The new play is inspired by the devastating 2002 fire in Edinburgh’s Old Town, which changed her life…