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WHO WE ARE
Photo Credit: Andrew Perry
Asterglow Theatre is a new international company centred on new writing, storytelling, and education through performance. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Washington, DC, we aim to support theatre made, centred on, and led by people of marginalized genders. Focusing on creating accessible, relatable performances, we seek to foster a sense of wonder for our audience and build a creative and healthy environment for those in our company and involved with our workshops. With original plays and workshops that explore innovative forms of storytelling and share under prioritised perspectives, we hope to remind audiences of the impact of stories and the power of connecting with each other.
NEVER NONE (BUT SHE)
AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2019
'Once upon a time, a girl saw every star in the sky disappear.'
As folktales collide with modern day, Pan, Lilla, and Tansy find themselves immersed in darkness. They struggle to start down an unworn path and rewrite their endings. With their lives intertwined, they learn to depend on each other and their own inner power, transforming themselves and the world beyond their imagination.
Embark on an adventure of resilience. Of dark days and bright nights. Of sowing planets and sewing stars in the sky. Generations of hurts and hopes merge in this tapestry of tales.
Written by Dyan Rizzo-Busack
2-10 & 19-24 August 2019
theSpace Triplex (V38), Edinburgh, Scotland
Run Time: 50 minutes
Tickets: £10.00/ £7.00 Previews: £8.00/£6.00
Subtitles were available at every performance through a closed-captioning system developed by Talking Birds. Relaxed performances were on the 4th, 7th, and 21st August.
Wheelchair accessible location in addition to wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
Guides from the show with additional information are linked below.
Content Warnings: Minimal audience participation (with the exception of relaxed performances), strong language/swearing, contains distressing themes including discussion of abuse, assault, & sexism.
Advisory: Bright lights & loud sudden noise (except relaxed performances). Age recommendation 14+
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
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Audience Reviews of Never None (but She)
'genuine and thought-provoking' - Jon
'the Fringe delivers another bright set of stars to the world of theatre.' - Maggie
'superb piece of new writing with a beautiful uplifting theme,
engaging performances and revealing moments' - Richard
'see the show with an open mind,
ready to be shook by the power of its message' - Erica
'Enchanting and endearing - wonderfully executed with a beautiful presentation
and creative staging along with original music to convey an important message.' - Paola
Lew's Reviews: 'love, passion, humour and music'; 'impactful'; 'empowering' ****
the List: ‘sense of urgency coursing through this piece of experimental theatre [...]
most impressively convey the idea that each and every action counts’ ***
Broadway Baby: 'modern fable of feminism and environmental activism [...]
unmistakable feminine energy' ***
the wee review: ‘innovative take on an underpublicized subject [...]
pressing contemporary issues with a folkloric aura’ ***
All Edinburgh Theatre: 'imaginative quality [...] beautifully written' ***
A woman with short brown hair in a black top and black skirt with white constellation looks off to her left as she turns the page of the large book in her arms. She has a white scarf, black tights, black shoes, and a necklace on. To her right is a pile of books with a lamp on them, a slightly open cabinet on the wall, and a table with a black Singer sewing machine, a lit candle, and and a variety of fabric and notions. On her left is another similarly covered table. There is a large window
A woman with dark hair in a black crop top, green embroidered jacket, black high waisted ripped jeans and black laced boots looks directly at the camera holding a lit candle. On her right is a woman with brown hair in a white dress and boots. On her left is a woman with blonde hair pulled back in a white short sleeve top, blue skirt, denim apron, and white sneakers holding a needle and thread. There is blue carpeting across the entire floor under their feet. To the right is a pile of books with a lamp on them, a slightly open cabinet on the wall, and a table with a black Singer sewing machine, a lit candle, and a variety of fabric and notions. There is a small carpet behind the table. To their left, there is a table with another lit candle, notions, fabric, string, scissors, and an embroidery hoop. Behind them is a window with white light streaming in and blue curtains
A woman with brown hair in a white dress and boots stands on a blue carpet in front of a window with white light coming in. To her right is a pile of books with a lamp on them, a cabinet on the wall, and a table with a black Singer sewing machine, a lit candle, a variety of fabric and notions. There is a small carpet behind the table. To the woman's left, there is a table with another lit candle, notions, fabric, string, scissors, and an embroidery hoop.
Photo Credit: Gavin Smart
Design: Dyan Rizzo-Busack
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Director & Writer: Dyan Rizzo-Busack
Musical Director & Production Manager: Sophie Sood
Production Designer & Stage Manager: Sophie Powell
Technical Manager: Sabrina Carter
Producers: Vaishnavi Ramu, Angela Legg, & Iona Peterson
Lilla: Anna Kiakowski
Pan: Isadora Baccon
Tansy: Olivia Hemmati
Cas, Riley, Susan: Ellie Forrest
Cal, Grace, Ava: Leonie Findlay
Photo Credit: Andrew Perry