Theatre Paradok’s take on Angela Carter’s ‘Nights At The Circus’ was such a success the company are taking it to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After selling out every night and provoking a high level of interest and enthusiasm, Paradok eagerly await the summer months.
NEW COMMITTEE Congratulations to the new Theatre Paradok committee, who will take the reigns as of September 2009.
President – Lucy Hinnie Secretary – Fiona Jarrett Treasurer – Michelle Millum Fundraising – Izzie Llinos Sullivan Publicity – Hamish Kallin Celebrated Member – Robin Hellier Celebrated Member – Debbie Hannan
Theatre Paradok is a performing arts society based within the University of Edinburgh that aims to put on productions that are experimental without being exclusive; thought-provoking without being crap.
Paradok’s essential goal is to put on alternative theatre that is free from the problems that so often plague things that pretend to be ‘alternative’; where no-one understands what’s going on and the piece doesn’t seem to communicate anything understandable. We do not dress up in full lycra bodysuits and wander about the stage singing in one key hoping that somebody somewhere might think it’s some pre-postmodern illusion to the disconnected nothingness of modern living. Well, only sometimes.
What we do do is take one play at the start of each semester and open it up to the whole society, who contribute their ideas and build the project together on website. There is a director and production team, but the idea is that everybody helps out in whatever way they can, whether they have a named role or not – we encourage all members to grab needles and thread, dip paint brushes or just make a cup of tea every now and then.
In short, we’re an alternative theatre society looking to put on big, professonal-looking and resonant productions, and we think this is best achieved as a group with a strong communal ethos.