[Press and Publications] Mad Cows to Hit Edinburgh [Theatre]

August 2001

No. 97

The University of Leicester Theatre Group (in association with Walkie Talkie) is performing a brand new comedy Cows – The Musical is being taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

This innovative comedy, written entirely in rhyming verse, will be performed at the Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh from the 13th – 18th August and it will be the first time the group has represented the University at the festival.

Simon Reilly, President of University of Leicester Theatre explains the plot “Cows is set on a field, not an ordinary field but a hypothetical field that symbolises the human oppression of farmyard animals. The story follows young Eric's quest to break free of his shackles and become a free spirit. However, this involves not only breaking free of a physical fence but also from the grasps of the evil Duckman whose only role in life is to make sure none of the Cows leave the field.”

Simon Reilly further explains “Being part of the Edinburgh Fringe is an amazing opportunity for the students involved and it is prestigious for the Theatre Group to participate in the World’s largest arts festival.”

Written by Patrick Spragg and Maya Jani, Cows is a hilarious send up of the entire musical genre which incorporates witty lyrics and crazy madcap humour/satire to bring about a fresh outlook on the way we perceive life.

Performances run from the 13th-18th August and start at 15:00pm and finish at 16:10pm.

Bedlam Theatre, 11b Bristo Place, Edinburgh. Tickets: 0131 225 9893. Edinburgh Fringe Festival Venue 49. Edinburgh Fringe Festival programme map co-ord M12.

Note to editors: Further information, photo opportunities and free press tickets are available from Simon Reilly, tel 0792 9608416, email lut@le.ac.uk, fax 0116 223 1112.

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