We spoke to Simon Maeder, co-artistic director of Superbolt Theatre about their two EdFringe shows this year, the returning show The Jurassic Parks and the new Mars Actually. Read on to hear what had to say about their #Fringe70 double bill venture!
Tell us a bit about your show(s):
The Jurassic Parks is about a family of three from Lyme Regis who are holding a screening of a certain dinosaur film from the early 90s. When the tape goes missing they are forced to save the day by re-enacting the entire film on stage. It's lots of fun and can be enjoyed by everyone, whether they have seen the film or not!
Mars Actually is about three lovable Martians who have come to Earth to tell humanity about their mysterious origins. They've never made theatre before but they have big hearts and a few surprising talents. Like all of our shows though it has a serious side and we hope our sci-fi setting can expose some truths about our own planet.
What sort of theatre do you make?
We make fun, inventive theatre that engages imaginations and is driven by strong stories. We make use of our skills as musicians, improvisers and physical performers to entertain audiences in all of our shows.
What’s the most important thing that theatre should be/do/have?
Theatre needs to employ everything that makes it unique whilst attempting to educate and entertain. The live aspect of theatre, having people literally play out situations in front of you, is very powerful. Your body cannot help responding emotionally and theatre makers therefore have a big responsibility. Honouring that is very important.
What shows at the fringe are you most looking forward to?
So many!! We actually have a list of shows everyone at Superbolt is looking forward to. You can read that here!
The Jurassic Parks will be at Assembly Roxy on Aug 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 23, 25, 27 at 7pm and Mars Actually will be at Assembly Roxy on Aug 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 at 7pm.