Fat Rascal Theatre have announced the cast of the UK tour of their hit Edinburgh show Vulvarine, which tours through Spring 2019.
Writer-performer Robyn Grant is a writer-performer trained on East 15 Acting school’s Acting and Contemporary Theatre course. Her piece Tom and Bunny Save the World played at York Theatre Royal and Edinburgh Fringe Assembly George Square, and was shortlisted for the Les Enfants Terribles Award 2017, the Eddies Award 2017, and won Best New Writing- Fairy Powered Edinburgh Fringe Awards.
She is currently redeveloping her show Buzz: A New Musical (Shortlisted for Les Enfants Terribles Award 2016, Winner of The Stella Wilkie Award 2016, Winner of the Eddies Award 2016, Winner of The Otherplace Balkan Award 2017), and is the founder and Artistic Director of Fat Rascal Theatre.
She is joined onstage by frequent collaborators Jamie Mawson, Allie Munro and Katie Wells and new company member Steffan Rizzi (The Secret Garden, The Barn Theatre; Pobol y Cwm and Respectable Girls, S4C)
Following an outpouring of new superhero musicals with a male protagonist, Vulvarine is a tongue-in-cheek comedy with a feminist message; and after the release of superhero movies with a social and political focus such as Black Panther and Wonder Woman, Fat Rascal Theatre believe that now is the time for a new politically relevant superhero musical, combining pop culture and musical theatre with gender discussions to create a fresh, funny and relevant new show.
Winners of the Otherplace/Balkan Award, the Eddies Award, the VAULT festival ‘Festival Spirit’ Award and nominated for an Off West End Award, Fat Rascal Theatre has quickly become a home for new musical theatre, having written and produced 5 new musicals since its inception in 2016, including sell-out Edinburgh show Buzz: A New Musical. It is a company run by women, discussing social and political issues through an accessible and appealing format to engage a wider audience. They believe that theatre should aim to inspire, educate or liberate and should be available to everybody.
Vulvarine is at VAULT Festival 13th – 17th March 2019 Buy Tickets
It is at The King’s Head Theatre 11th June – 6th July 2019.