Sunday, February 4, 2024

BANNED to debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

February 2nd, 2024

April Alsup
BANNED the Musical

BANNED to debut at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

DENVER, COLORADO - Colorado composer, April Alsup, has announced the dates for BANNED the Musical, a timely story of a group of Gen Z gender misfits and the events leading up to their performance at a local performing arts festival. The polarizing discourse around gender today extends beyond opinions and has real consequences in society.

The show is the brainchild of April Alsup and was a perfect fit for everyone on both sides of the pond. "We’ve built a fabulous relationship with the creative programming vision of our sponsor” said April Alsup, “we introduced our concept to Greenside Venues earlier this year and they were thrilled to include our show in their 2024 festival lineup.”

The characters in BANNED go online to live out their dreams and escape the harsh realities of the world. We witness the juxtaposition of their psyche online and offline, we experience their inner struggles with intimacy, authenticity and acceptance.

In 2019 the Edinburgh fringe festival spanned 25 days and featured 59,600 performances of 3,841 different shows in 322 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival it is now the world's largest performance arts festival.

BANNED the Musical will be directed by Kelly McAllister and staged in Colorado using local talent. The Denver based team will travel to Scotland and perform with other theatre troupes from around the world. The show will debut at Greenside @ Riddles Court on August 2nd and runs through August 10th 2024.

"Undoubtedly one of the most charming venues at the Fringe" - The Guardian

Some famous faces have graced the halls at Riddles Court; including King James VI, who in 1598 attended a state banquet there and in 1751 it became the residence of David Hume. It should come as no surprise that the building has a rich Fringe history and will become the venue for the new musical’s debut. Tickets are available on the Edinburgh festival fringe website.


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