“Three” by Harriet Braun at PQA Venues

“Three” by Harriet Braun at PQA Venues

Group of young student actors handpicked by Pauline Quirke to make Fringe Festival debut in a play about teenage love and reality TV

The Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy of Performing Arts will bring their première production of Three to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, playing PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court (venue 277) from 2-11 August at 3.30pm.

First-year students from London’s newest Full-Time Academy of Performing Arts, which was set up by much-loved TV star Pauline Quirke, best known for her role as Sharon in the popular TV series Birds of a Feather, will be making their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The students, aged between 16 and 19, will be taking to the stage of PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court to perform Three by playwright Harriet Braun, an original National Connections play first performed at the National Theatre.

Harriet created the BBC3 series Lip Service, which followed the love lives of three gay women living in Glasgow. She has also written episodes for BBC1 series Mistresses and Hotel Babylon.

The play focuses on the lives and loves of six teenagers during a long, hot summer, but these are love stories with a difference: thanks to the inner voice trailing around after each character, the audience gets to hear what all of the teenagers are all saying and thinking. Fortunately, there’s a narrator to keep the audience all on track, but there’s a small problem: the narrator would much rather be on reality TV.

For more information or to book, visit: pqavenues.co.uk/event/three-2/

PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court (venue 277) is a fully accessible venue, located near the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, with a welcoming café bar, free Wi-Fi and phone charging stations.