From the artists that brought you Hero (record setters at the Edinburgh fringe): Forget Me Nots.
Rokkur Friggjar is premiering this piece of new queer theatre on June 22nd in Gaflaraleikhúsið, Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. From there they will bring the show on a limited London run and later to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in collaboration with Army at Summerhall.
The year is 1941 the Nazi war machine has stamped its evil propaganda across continental Europe; Operation Fork is initiated and the British occupation of Iceland commences.
Siggi and Gréta grew up together. They played football together. When the British arrived, they got jobs at the barracks together. Then Thomas arrived. Both Siggi and Gréta got swept up in his suave charm. Thomas is different from anyone they’ve ever met, but he and Siggi share a life-changing secret.
The show, Forget Me Nots by Anna Iris, is a physical theatre piece made up of overlapping monologues. It centers around Siggi, a young Icelandic man who falls in love and has an affair with Thomas, a British soldier stationed near his town of Hvalfjordur.
It is a story about finding love in the margins of the notebook, of hiding in the fields under the midnight sun and of sharing your whole life, if only for a moment.
This is a second outing for Rokkur Friggjar and will not disappoint, With the backing of a erasmus+ grant the team are taking the uk for themselves! They’ll be coming into London in July and then erupting their way up to Edinburgh ready to break new records and wow new audiences.
So we ask you to forget us not, but join us live for: Forget Me Nots.
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- Venue: Army @ The Fringe in association with Summerhall, Hepburn House Army Reserve Centre, East Claremont Street (Venue 210)
- Dates: August 12, 14-19, 21
- Time: 13:00
- Duration: 60 mins
- Ticket prices: Standart £10 Concessions £8
- Suitability: 16+
- Warnings and additional info: Strong language
- Box Office:https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/forget-me-notsand https://festival18.summerhall.co.uk/book-tickets/
See Rokkur Friggjar athttps://youtu.be/VG6OYmoF_68
For media information contact Matthew Shelley atMatthew@scottishfestivalspr.org