The Fringe Files

A Tail of Forklure (2014)

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

The Plot

Bygone friends Danny, Colin and Jack arrive at a private house party having been summoned by mutual pal Gus, but this is no ordinary party. 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 (October 25, 2014), Shaftesbury Arts Centre (November 8, 2014) & The Memorial Hall (Wincanton), as part of Terry Pratchett’s Hogswatch 2014 (November 30, 2014)

The Team

The following members were involved in this production:

Stuart Lyddon Director / Support Act
Jeff Haas Graphic Illustrator
Gordon Watson Sound / Light Tech
Ian Tapner Props Master
Rozy Watson Hair / Make-up
Yasmin Alam Costume Design
Michael Starr Performer / Writer / Producer
Chantal Bargery Performer
Quintin Mitchell Performer
Adam Holland Performer
Andrew Meadows Performer
Julie Bennett Front of House (Eastbourne)

The Accolades

We are proud to have received the following award acknowledgements:

Michael Starr nominated in ‘Best new play’ category for production A Tail of Forklure, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2014] [won]
Quintin Mitchell nominated in ‘The adjudicator’s choice award’ category for production A Tail of Forklure, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2014] [won]
Michael Starr nominated in ‘NDFA play writing award’ category for production A Tail of Forklure, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2014] [nominated]
The Fringe Files nominated in ‘Best comedy play’ category for production A Tail of Forklure, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2014] [nominated]
Chantal Bargery nominated in ‘Best female actor’ category for production A Tail of Forklure, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2014] [nominated]

The Script

This script is now available to digitally download for free. If you do perform this play, please do consider offering a token donation to the writer. Click here to visit the download page.