Broken, No Pictures Please / PBH's Free Fringe

Presented in English
Serenity Café, Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
August 6-28, 3016

No Pictures Please / PBH's Free Fringe                     
Written by Matthew Lyon
Directed by Dominique Gerrard
Cast - Matthew Lyon & Lauren Mills

“Boy meeteth girl. Boy loseth girl. Boy bareth soul. Set in London and centred on the end of a relationship, Broken fuses Shakespeare with modern dialogue and is an expressionistic satire on the highs and lows of falling in, and inevitably out, of love.” (description from Fringe Programme)

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Selected Review:
The Scotsman review (3 stars): "This is where Shakespeare would have been comfortable, methinks – in the Free Fringe, at the back of a café, on bare boards. The piece is unpretentious, flirty and witty, with a love affair that starts with a sneeze on the Tube and turns raunchy, raw, and the victim of drink and unemployment. It’s written in mock Shakespearean verse but with a sassy disrespect, with noisily energetic sex and slanging-matches: “As the doors opened at Leicester Square, you appeared like a solar flare… The path of true love and Sunpat Crunchy doth never run smooth.” Writer Matthew Lyon plays Boy, Lauren Mills the Girl. The show was a tonic, leaving its rhythms ringing in your head."

Funding and Sponsorship:
Crowdfunded and on GoFundMe (£5,000 target)