Fringe 2018: Q&A with Theatre Company Glas(s) Performance on OLD BOY

How would you describe your show in one sentence?

OLD BOY is a show about grandfathers and grandsons and what men mean to each other in families.

Is this a new show or have you performed it elsewhere?

We have presented it once before at Platform in October 2017 as part of the Luminate Festival.

How many times have you performed at the Fringe before?

As a company been to the fringe three times before with our collective of young performers Junction 25.  Then twice with other work, a show that Jess (Co Artistic Director) did with her Dad at Forest Fringe and the last time we came was with a production we did with the Roundhouse called The Happiness Project in 2015 that was part of the programme at Summerhall.

What’s your favourite thing about the Fringe?

The energy of the Festival in August. We are a theatre company based in Scotland and so we visit Edinburgh a lot for work. But at Fringe time the city comes alive with a whole new burst of creativity, innovation and imagination. It’s a wee bit of magic!

Old Boy, Glass Performance, Platform, Glasgow

How have you been preparing for the Fringe? How has the show developed/changed since your original idea?

We have been back in rehearsal refreshing the stories in OLD BOY ready for a fringe audience. We are bringing back our dynamic creative team with a few new additions and are excited to get the show back on its feet.

What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Festival offerings?

OLD BOY is not a show performed by actors but by men and boys that are related to each other and are sharing their real-life relationships on stage. It features a 2 year old boy, a 12 year old boy and a 22 year old man all performing with their granddads. It is about love and legacy and the things that men mean to each other in families. We think in this way it’s a brilliant show that audiences can relate whatever their age and stage. It’s a good trip for all the family really.

What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Fringe?

We are really excited about The Prisoner which is part of the Edinburgh International Festival this year. It looks absolutely amazing!

If your show was a place in Edinburgh, which place would it be and why?

Waverly Station. We are bringing our Scottish cast across from Glasgow to perform the show and will be using the train that connects us to Edinburgh together each day. We are excited to be presenting stories of Glasgow families as part of a wider cultural programme on offer at the Fringe Festival this year.


Sat 18, Sun 19, Fri 24 – Sun 26 Aug | 11am (1hr)

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