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18th January 2010 <b>College</b> students to wow Adelaide audiences

Performing Arts students from Calderdale College will be blazing a trail at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in February. Kirsty Green, 20, currently studying for a BA Hons Degree and Craig McArdle, who graduated last year, will be performing in a four-handed play, ‘Heroin(e) for Breakfast’, which won rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer.

Performing Arts students from Calderdale College will be blazing a trail at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in February. Kirsty Green, 20, currently studying for a BA Hons Degree and Craig McArdle, who graduated last year, will be performing in a four-handed play, ‘Heroin(e) for Breakfast’, which won rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer.

The play, produced and presented by Horizon Arts in Wakefield, received daily standing ovations at the Fringe and won the Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award. It also won the Edinburgh Award from Adelaide-based Holden Street Theatres, to appear at the Adelaide Fringe Festival which is the world’s largest after the Edinburgh Fringe and runs from 19 February to 14 March.
‘Heroin(e) for Breakfast’, written by Philip Stokes, artistic director of Horizon Arts, takes a funny and irreverent look at 21st Century England. A unique mix of razor sharp dialogue, stand-up comedy and absurd physical theatre make for a controversial and emotionally charged production. It was described by the Sunday Telegraph as “quite astonishingly accomplished, so beautifully written, staged and acted that it takes one’s breath away”.
 

Performing with Kirsty and Craig are Kate Daley and Hayley Shillito from Wakefield.
The play will be staged at Wakefield Arts Centre on Friday 29 January before the cast leaves for Adelaide on 13 February. Tickets are available from www.heroineforbreakfast.com.

“The cast and the whole production team have been really lovely people to work with”, said Kirsty. “The atmosphere in Edinburgh was amazing. We performed once a day for three weeks and it was a very positive experience - everyone was very friendly and said how much they loved it. We’re very excited about the trip to Adelaide. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can hardly believe I’m going.”
 

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