Doncaster theatre company heading to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

A Doncaster theatre company is set to premiere two shows at the prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe later this month.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 2:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th August 2016, 3:54 pm

Sheepish Productions, which rehearses at the Doncaster Little Theatre, is taking its ‘The Life and and Crimes of Reverend Raccoon’ and ‘Communicate’ to the city between August 21-29.

Reverend Raccoon is a man of many faces: conman, soldier, father, faith healer and preacher, then God found him. Now he’s escaped federal detention, is about to deliver one of his final sermons and share the divine knowledge he has acquired on his journey. He’s also going to educate his congregation (the audience) as to why, in life, they should always choose the baked potato option.

This is a one man black comedy, by two times Scripted finalist and award nominated playwright Jeremy Fletcher, about why some people need to keep the faith.

In Communicate, James is suffocating in the past, Heather is focusing on the nursery.

With a baby on the way, can they move on? An uplifting story of one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance.

Communicate is a new play also by Jeremy Fletcher.

The play was inspired by Jeremy’s own experience of bereavement, losing both of his parent to cancer at a young age, and how starting a family of his own helped him to come to terms with his loss and move forward.

Both productions are directed by Marcus J Bazley.

Jeremy said about the trip to Scotland: “We’re terrifyingly excited,” adding: “Because of the amazing support we’ve received from Cast Theatre, we’ve been able to bring in a great director who has really transformed both plays.”

Sheepish Productions first play, Shadow On Their Wall, received a Best New Writing Nomination and ★★★ reviews from Fringe Guru and York Mix Mag.

Their second play, a black comedy called The Last Motel, was part of the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe and received ★★★★reviews from Edfringe Review.

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