Students and graduates of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance have received funding from the Scottish Daily Mail to take their play to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Lines, received the Highly Commended Award in the newspapers prestigious annual Drama Award, which encourages and supports young acting talent.

Set on the London Underground, Lines uses spoken word poetry to explore the nature of contemporary public transport. It is the second play produced by Pangaen Productions, a theatre company comprising graduating actors, stage managers and lighting and sound designers from the College.

Writer and final year BA (Hons) Acting student Ian Horgan was delighted to receive the award;

“We feel very privileged to have won the Scottish Daily Mail Award; it is the result of the collaborative work ethic that Rose Bruford College has instilled in us. We're hugely excited about where this opportunity may lead.” 

Andy Harries, editor of the Scottish Daily Mail, praised Pangaen Productions for; “delivering a topical and challenging play with a well-thought-out business plan.”

The judging panel included the Daily Mail’s drama critic and sketch writer Quentin Letts; Julian Bird, Chief Executive of the Society of London Theatres; and Jude Tisdall, Membership Co-ordinator, Drama UK.

Lines will be playing in the Upper Church, Summerhall, Edinburgh at 2.00pm everyday from 5 to 15 August. Please click here for performance times and details of the full programme of the Rose Bruford College at Summerhall season.

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