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The Rink

GET YOUR SKATES ON!

The boys have been practising for a while!

 

MEDIA RELEASE July 2009

The Rink
A musical by Kander & Ebb, the writers of Chicago and Cabaret.

This Tony award winning musical focuses on Anna, the owner of a dilapidated roller skating rink on the boardwalk of a decaying seaside resort, and her plan to sell it to developers. Her hope is to demolish both the rink and the sour memories it holds of her husband and daughter.

Complicating her plans, her prodigal daughter Angel returns to town seeking to reconnect with the people and places she long ago left behind. Through a series of flashbacks, revelations, and emotional battling, the two deal with their pasts in their attempt to reconcile and move on with their lives.

Made famous on Broadway by Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera, it has a host of great songs, a witty script and some roller-skating men thrown in for good measure!

Fringe Venue 180
St Oswald's Hall, Montpelier Park, EDINBURGH EH10 4NQ

Sunday 16 - Saturday 22 August 2009

TIME DAILY: 8.35pm (approx 2 hours duration)
Tickets: 8 (Sun only) 11
(Seats unreserved)

Director: Susie Dumbreck
Musical Directors: Simon Hanson, James McCutcheon
Choreographer & Skate Coach: Dougie Walker

Cast: Norma Kinnear, Gabrielle Pavone, Luke McConnell, Roddy Walker, Richard Magowan, Martyn Agnew, Eddie McDowell, Andrew MacKay, Michael Bryant, Ian Lawson

This fantastic cast come from far and wide to take on this great Terrance McNally script and Tempo are transforming their usual Fringe venue, St Oswalds (Venue180), into a 1970's style roller rink so that the audience can really get up and close to the action. Come see the fun - just watch out for your toes as the demon skating men dazzle you with their skate school antics. Starlight Express, eat your heart out!!