Cloud Nine Theatre Company at Prague Fringe Festival-
Blog by Carole Wears, Prague Fringe Organiser
I say “we” as a member of the advisory panel of Cloud Nine but also as co-founder and part of the programming team of the festival. No co-incidence here! When Peter asked me to join the panel I had no hesitation in saying yes. He and the ever supportive other members of the team have been making theatre happen in my home in North Tyneside for 20 years as well as nurturing new talent through workshops and events. What perfect serendipity to add an international excursion to their 20th Birthday celebrations and something I could help make happen.
Prague Fringe Festival is a heady mix of theatre, comedy, music, dance, storytelling and good times at venues across the Malá Strana district of Prague – the annual Fringe Festival extravaganza is an experience you will never forget whether performer, volunteer, audience member. You can find lots and lots of details about the event at www.praguefringe.com The nine-day event showcases the work of hundreds of artists from all over the globe in a variety of traditional, and some not-so-traditional, venues in the historical centre of one of the world’s most beautiful cities from late afternoon into the night, so still plenty of time for sightseeing too…
What it’s also known for is its supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Artists supporting artists, future collaborations being born and friends ships forged, audience members, technical staff, artists, festival assistants, sponsors all coming together for a fantastic event. There is a proud history of North East companies performing at the event, Bruvvers Theatre Company, Poetry Vandals, Live Theatre, Mr Drayton, Rascally Scoundrels, Monkfish, Middlesborough College, Gateshead College to name and its fabulous that Cloud Nine will now add its name to that list. There is also a very proud tradition of North East audience members returning year on year for a feast of culture and theatre provided by the city of Prague and the festival. Long may it continue.
If we can’t see you there this year, perhaps somewhere down the line (the festival always spans the late May Bank Holiday in the UK), but in the meantime see in the Czech Republic Team Cloud Nine…flying out there myself today to help make sure it’s all tickety boo for you and the other artists flying in from across the Globe!
Best, Carole x