The Fringe Files

A Tail of Forklure

For 2014, The Fringe Files presented new fantasy spoof A Tail of Forklure, written by Michael Starr and directed by Stuart Lyddon.

The Trailer

Here's the official video trailer:

The Plot

Bygone friends Danny, Colin and Jack converge at a private house party called by mutual pal Gus, but this is not a routine gathering. Gus has a master plan, a plan fueled by an overwhelming desire for greatness.

The Notes

For this production, The Fringe Files welcomed Chantal Bargery and Yasmin Alam for the first time as performer and costume designer respectively. This was the first production which demanded customised costumes. Ian Tapner (props master), Gordon Watson (tech), Quintin Mitchell (performer) and Stuart Lyddon (director) all returned in familiar roles alongside regulars Rozy Watson (hair & make-up), Adam Holland (performer) & Andrew Meadows (performer). Producer Michael Starr and graphic illustrator Jeff Haas completed the line-up.

A Tail of Forklure‘s tour run was extended to six venues early on, making it our biggest run to date. Like previous festival shows, A Tail of Forklure was nominated for awards, this time successfully winning the group silverware for the first time. It also featured the largest cast and crew to date.

The Timetable

Rehearsals took place between July and September 2014 at The Bear Hotel (Wincanton) and The Nog Inn (Wincanton). Performance venues included The Bear Hotel (Wincanton) on October 5, 2014, The Place (Taunton) on October 10, 2014, The Underground Theatre (Eastbourne) on October 19, 2014, Riverside Arts Centre, as part of the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival on October 25, 2014, Shaftesbury Arts Centre on November 8, 2014 & The Memorial Hall (Wincanton), as part of Terry Pratchett’s Hogswatch 2014 on November 30, 2014.

The Team

The following members were involved in this production:

Quintin Mitchell
Adam Holland
Andrew Meadows
Michael Starr
Chantal Bargery

Michael Starr

Stuart Lyddon

Sound Technical
Gordon Watson

Light Technical
Gordon Watson

Costume Design
Yasmin Alam

Props Master
Ian Tapner

Cosmetics Consultant
Rozy Watson

Graphic Design
Jeff Haas

Front of House
Julie Bennett

Support Act
Stuart Lyddon

The Accolades

We are proud to have received the following award acknowledgements:

Best new play category to Michael Starr as presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival (won). The adjudicator’s choice award category to Quintin Mitchell as presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival (won). NDFA playwriting category to Michael Starr as presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival (nominated). Best comedy play category to The Fringe Files as presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival (nominated). Best female actor category to Chantal Bargery as presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival (nominated).

The Archives

We like to document our production progress via our online blog. Do be sure to check out our posts relating to A Tail of Forklure.

The Statistics

Productions = 1
Performances = 7
Locations = 6
Festivals = 3
Countries = 1
Award Nominations = 5
Award Wins = 2

The Script

Please refer to our Scripts Page if you are interested in performing this play. Please also consider making a token Donation to the writer.