Fringe with benefits: Exeter Revue bag cash for Edinburgh show

Exeter students receive maximum grant to perform at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Exeter University’s Annual Arts and Culture Student Society Fund have awarded £750 to students Will Binks, Oli Gilford and Edd Cornforth to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Evidently overwhelmed

Duncan Sandes, Press Officer for the fund, said: “We are delighted to see the funded work come to fruition, and hope that the society fund will enable more creative projects in the future.”

Oli gave The Tab further information in an exclusive interview:

“The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest and most prestigious performing arts festival in the world and the home of upcoming comedy so we wanted to ensure that Exeter’s comedy talent is represented there.”

“Despite only founding The Exeter Revue this year, we always envisioned taking the group to Edinburgh so it’s great that we can do that in our inaugural year.

“Performing at The Fringe will also be great exposure for the university given its leading reputation for drama.

“Edd and I are also hugely excited about sampling fried Scottish cuisine.”

Cheque it out kids…

“The show will consist mainly of surreal sketches, songs and improvised comedy. We like to keep the audience guessing. Although not about the venue. They would never find us otherwise.

“Speaking of which, we’ll be performing at ‘Ciao Roma’ on South Bridge, at 2.10pm, 2nd to 23rd August. Open auditions will take place in the summer term.

“We are grateful that the university can support cultural projects such as this, and as a new society who started the year with nothing we have come a long way in terms of fundraising.

“The people at the Arts & Culture fund have been very supportive throughout. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work from our treasurer as well as our writers, producers and performers.

“We feel very proud to be the first comedy society in Exeter to be taking a show to Edinburgh, and with this we know there is work to be done to ensure the show is perfect.

Just like MLK, we have a dream, so let’s hope ours ends with laughter instead.”

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