Theatre company founded by graduates from Birmingham School of Acting nominated for Edinburgh award

A theatre company formed by Birmingham graduates has been nominated for a national award.

Theatre63 was founded in 2016 and now features eight alumni from the Birmingham School of Acting.

Their latest show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival show – Cockroached – has now been nominated for a National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) 2017 Edinburgh Award.

Cockroached

Cockroached

Producer and performer George Alex Pollard said: “The Fringe Festival has allowed us to meet other companies and we are able to learn and develop our skills in a place that is so open and passionate about new work.

“Being shortlisted for the NSDF Award is an exciting accomplishment.”

A post-apocalyptic black comedy, Cockroached is set in the colourful but dirty confines of a makeshift home – the storeroom of Peek’s Party Store.

The winning company will be announced on August 22nd and will get the chance to see their show enjoy a run at the Pleasance Theatre in London.

Daniele Sanderson, Deputy Head of Birmingham’s School of Acting, said: “We are very proud of Theatre63 being nominated for an award at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival for their first-ever play.”

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