The Fringe Files

The Not-So-Great Fallout of 1983 (2017)

For 2017, The Fringe Files presented the world premiere of dark surreal comedy play, The Not-So-Great Fallout of 1983, written by Michael Starr and directed collectively.

The Plot

One day, in 1983, possibly around July time, late of an evening, around seven, a minor dispute over a night light escalates into an epic, not quite so epic, fallout between neighbours in a not so far away quaint English village. The tale is dark and surreal. The events did not happen. They are merely based on other events of similar ilk.

The Notes

For this production, The Fringe Files welcomed back Will Leighton (lighting tech), Emma Harris (performer), Chris Harris-Beechey (performer), Charlotte Elizzabeth Langley (performer), Michael Starr (performer / writer / producer) & Rhian Brimble (tech support). Original and long time contributor Jeff Haas (graphic illustrator) also returned whilst Seb Webber (sound tech) joins us for the first time. Our Bristol show was supported by new play So Far So Good, written by Jon Attwood & Charlotte Wright.

The Timetable

Rehearsals ran from August 2017 through to October 2017 at The St Werburghs Centre (Bristol). Our first showcase was in Bristol, at The Watershed (October 15, 2017). There was a 2pm and a 5pm show time and both performance slots were supported by new play So Far So Good, written by Jon Atwood & Charlotte Wright. Beyond Bristol, we presented The Not so Great Fallout of 1983 at two national festivals, these were the Woking Drama Festival (October 20, 2017) and the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival (October 28, 2017).

The Team

The following members were involved in this production:

Will Leighton Lighting Tech
Seb Webber Sound Tech
Michael Starr Performer / Writer / Producer
Emma Harris Performer
Chris Harris-Beechey Performer
Charlotte Elizzabeth Langley Performer
Jeff Haas Graphic Illustrator
Rhian Brimble Tech Support
So Far So Good Support Act (Bristol)

The Accolades

We are proud to have received the following award acknowledgements:

Michael Starr nominated in ‘Best new play’ category for production The Not so Great Fallout of 1983, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2017] [nominated]
Emma Harris nominated in ‘Best female actress’ category for production The Not so Great Fallout of 1983, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2017] [nominated]
The Fringe Files nominated in ‘Best comedy’ category for production The Not so Great Fallout of 1983, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2017] [nominated]
Will Leighton & Seb Webber nominated in ‘Best technical’ category for production The Not so Great Fallout of 1983, presented at the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival. [2017] [nominated]

The Script

This script will be available to digitally download for free from November 2017.