SMOOTH FACED GENTLEMEN
Following the success of Romeo & Juliet at the Buxton Fringe, the troupe of all female players has grown in size with four new actors and a large number of technical supporting members. For 2013 the players are staging a very red paint soaked Titus Andronicus. The announcement of this production has been well received by the media and rehearsals are well under way. Ashlea is a founding member of the troupe.
Romeo & Juliet teaser poster (left) for the: Smooth Faced Gentlemen. For 2013 the troupe are performing Titus Andronicus, at the Edinburgh and Buxton fringe theatres.
2013 THE SMOOTH FACED PLAYERS: TITUS ANDRONICUS CAST - In alphabetical order
After several months of build up the Fringe arts festival officially kicked off in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Now in its 66th year the Fringe has become the world's largest arts festival. There are 2,695 shows in 279 venues made up of an estimated 22,457 performers, and yes, they'll have to work hard to get noticed.
For three weeks Edinburgh plays host to this spectacular event as theatres, bars, schools, churches and even private homes become a venue. The festival comprises some of the world’s best comedy, theatre, music, musicals and opera, cabaret, dance and physical theatre. Also, for the first time in 2012 the programme had a spoken word category.
The tradition of men playing women's parts has been reversed by the all female production of
ROMEO & JULIET by William Shakespeare - Three's Company & Smooth Faced Gentlemen.
Ashlea Kaye in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
18-19 July 2012: 7:30pm to 8:45pm,
20 July 2012: 9pm to 10:15pm,
21 July: 7:30pm to 8:45pm £8.50 (Child and Conc £7.50)
JASON HUDSON observed:
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Three’s Company is an award-winning three-man theatre company founded in 2000, with work to date having appeared in London and Manchester and the Buxton and Edinburgh Fringes.
Three’s Company work with actors and designers worldwide to produce unique storytelling, to stimulate and entertain audiences.
Michael Grady-Hall, Yaz Al-Shaater have completed directing and acting at the RADA Central School of Speech and Drama and Tom Crawshaw the similarly at Oxford University. Thye are now firmly established in London. See their website for details: WhatsOnStage. www.threescompany.co.uk
Ashlea Kaye was born and raised in London. She originally trained as a dancer. Ashlea is a physical performer, adept at bringing out a character. She graduated with honours at Kingston University with a BA in Drama.
Ashlea has taken part in many drama festivals from the age of twelve. She has performed in Greek, Shakespeare and Contemporary theatre and poetry earning the Young Performer of the Year Award. She also completed her LAMDA examinations in 'Acting', 'Verse and Prose' up to grade 8, Gold Medal standard.
Ashlea Kaye looks young for her age and because of this is able to project a surprising maturity into her roles. She has a distinctive vocal character and has mastered several English accents.
Ashley Kaye at Imdb Teenage girl 1
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