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Rookie Theatre Company presents
THE LULLABY WITCH
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010

Written & directed by Mark Griffiths
Starring Laura Harper

Venue: The Space @ Surgeons Hall – Theatre 2 (Venue 53), Nicolson Street, EH8 9DW
Time: 8.00pm (1hr)
Dates: 16 – 21 August
Ticket price: £7 (£6 concessions)
Fringe Box Office: 0131 226 0000 Venue Box Office: 0845 508 8515

Get set for terror! Rookie Theatre Company bring their acclaimed murder mystery The Lullaby Witch to the Surgeons Hall at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe.

A deranged killer stalks child musical prodigies. Cynical music journalist Leona Cash investigates – and ends up endangering the life of her best friend. Haunting, tense and blackly comic, The Lullaby Witch is a spellbinding monologue that will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very last minute.

Nominated for Best New Play in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.

“a gripping script by Mark Griffiths”
“Laura Harper gives a first rate performance”
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

“some great one liners”
“powerful and compelling”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“more twists than a corkscrew…brilliantly written”
“Laura Harper’s performance is a real tour-de-force”
UK THEATRE NETWORK

Mark Griffiths was something of a child prodigy himself, selling his first comedy material to Radio 4 at the tender age of 17. At age 18 he was writing for Smith & Jones on BBC 1. He is the co-author of BBC Radio Wales’s political sitcom The Basement, a number of stage plays and the 2008 Radio 4 drama Leona Cash (featuring the heroine of The Lullaby Witch). His first novel Space Lizards Stole My Brain! will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2012. Mark co-founded Rookie Theatre Company with Laura Harper in 2007.

Laura Harper graduated from the Arden School of Theatre in 2002, after which she has enjoyed a wide variety of acting jobs, ranging from a short stint on Emmerdale to the Easter Bunny at Cheshire Oaks shopping centre! In 2008 she appeared in another Rookie Theatre Company production: Mark’s play The Impossibility Club at Manchester’s 24:7 Theatre Festival.

For press enquiries please contact:
Mark Griffiths: 0161 6090 672
rookietheatre@gmail.com
rookietheatre.wordpress.com

Hi-res version of Lullaby Witch show image
Hi-res pic of Laura Harper as Leona Cash in The Lullaby Witch

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