EDGE OF TIME

by Daisy Boulton in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2024 debut for the world premiere of this immersive one-woman musical written and performed by Daisy Boulton

by Daisy Boulton in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to visit our page. We are so excited to have gotten into the renowned and fantastic UNDERBELLY at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. You can find plenty of information below about our world-premiere of the one-woman immersive musical EDGE OF TIME. Any money you can give really will make ALL the difference – not just to this project's growth, but to the audiences we hope to engage with around topics of mental health and women's empowerment, and to The Connection: our incredible charity partner to whom we will be donating a portion of our profits from Edinburgh ticket sales. We believe this project is worth investing in, and we really thank you for anything you are able to donate!

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EDGE OF TIME

Written and Performed by Daisy Boulton

Edinburgh Festival 2024 Underbelly Cowgate - Belly Dancer

1st – 25th August, 12:50pm

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EDGE OF TIME is a groundbreaking one-woman immersive musical written and performed by RADA alumni DAISY BOULTON. Audience members will be engulfed in a dreamworld of original music and interpretive dance, as they are brought along a haunting exploration of the power of feminine hope and the life-affirming journey of breaking free from conformity. Inspired by the book A Woman On The Edge Of Time and the true life events of its subject, unsung feminist pioneer HANNAH GAVRON, this is the story of two women, decades apart, both faced with the choice of whether to live or die. Come along as their lives suddenly intertwine, right on the Edge of Time.

As our production includes themes of mental health and women's empowerment, we will be partnering with the incredible charity The Connection at St Martin's to help them invest in women's only safe spaces for those sleeping rough. To do so, we will be donating a portion of our profits from our ticket sales at Edinburgh to The Connection!

Join us for the world premiere at Edinburgh 2024 of the immersive musical EDGE OF TIME.

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THE WHY

I have yo yo-d throughout my life with a great sense of confidence and courage one moment and then with what has felt like, a total loss of the sense of myself and worth, to the point of feeling like I should leave. On reading Hannah Gavron’s story - a woman who became a prominent sociologist and pioneer for second wave feminism on the face of it, but in actual truth, seemed to also yo yo with her sense of self and confidence, I felt Jeremy Gavron, the author and Hannah’s son, had tapped into something shared. As well as his mother’s life, he explored the context of difficulties women were up against in the sixties including laws around marriage and medical diagnoses and procedures around “hysteria”.

I have often felt afraid to share the depth of my own mental instability, with a shameful fear that I may be ‘locked up’. There seemed a link to this and the need to do something with Hannah's story and how it had made me feel, so I wrote songs in the first instance, which flooded out of me. I started gigging the music and people I had never met would approach and want to talk, sharing themselves in a disarmingly vulnerable way, conveying how moved they felt; some buying Jeremy’s book, upon discovering that my inspiration came from that source. People also seemed to realise that what I was sharing was more than songs and that there was a whole world and story behind them, spurring me on to eventually write the full musical.

Towards the end of last year, I finally faced and accepted that I have been suffering from a condition called PMDD - Premenstrual dysphoric disorder. At which point, I found a pill called LOONI - developed by women who had been suffering from similar symptoms. On taking LOONI, in just the first month, my life changed entirely for the better. The feeling that I had been living the wrong life evaporated. Now in the run up to my period, the anxiety, a deeper connection to my feelings and all of life (as I perceive it) is anchored by a sense of my own stability. This is something I have never sustainably known before and has created a growing trust and return to my inherent confidence.

This is my story and I do not know what may or may not have helped had this kind of supplement support been available before. Someone said to me, we all have our way into the house but ultimately we are sharing that house. This is my way in and I hope that it offers healing, as well as a unique and enthralling (fingers crossed) theatrical experience to audience members who come to the show!

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

Paying our Creative Team

It’s very important to us that the hard work of the creatives working on the show is reflected in the way that we pay them. Money you donate will allow us to support these incredible creatives' time during rehearsals and performances to ensure they are not coming out of pocket to participate in this production.

Immersive Tech Hardware and Software

We are incredibly excited for our show to come to life through projection and LED light effects, and your money will go towards working with incredible immersive technology minds and to afford the kit required to help this become a reality.

Event Registration Fee and Venue Cost

We are thrilled to be premiering EDGE OF TIME at the Belly Dancer space at Cowgate at the Underbelly, and will need the money to pay for event and venue fees. Money you donate will directly impact our ability to perform in this magical space at Edinburgh!

Marketing 

At Edinburgh Fringe there are so many incredible productions and a great marketing campaign makes all the difference! Money you donate will help us ensure our presence in Edinburgh is known so that plenty of people come to see the show.

Transport to + Accommodation In Edinburgh

Although we'll be sharing spaces and being as resourceful as possible, your money will directly ensure we stay warm and safe in chilly Scotland during our run.

WHO WE ARE

Daisy Boulton – Creator, Performer, Producer

Daisy Boulton trained at RADA. She has worked in Theatre, TV and Film. As an actor, her credits include Shakespeare In Love (SFP West End), Torch Song (Turbine Theatre), Present Laughter (Bath Theatre Royal), The Exception (A24), Yonderland(Sky). Daisy trained as a dancer at Tring Parks Arts Educational and went onto be a soloist for Ballet Rambert Youth Company. As a singer songwriter, she has worked with prominent music producers and writers whose work includes with Paolo Nutini, and Alexandra Burke. Daisy was a part of the London folk music scene, playing on bills with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, and Richard Hawley. She has composed for Shakespeare’s Globe as well as various independent musical theatre companies.  In 2020, Daisy made a lockdown micro opera for the first song in Edge of Time with opera director Ella Marchment, which launched opera initiative Opera Harmony, and was re released by Opera Europa and featured in the Guardian, FT and Opera World Magazine.

Michelle Schechter – Creative Producer

Michelle is a creative strategist, writer and alum of LAMDA, Northwestern University and Harvard. She was formerly global creative strategist at LinkedIn and has worked on Producers Guild of America, Off-Broadway and PEABODY-nominated projects, for Forbes-listed founders, Fortune 100 Companies, Silicon Valley CEOs and alongside BAFTA and EMMY-winning talent. Michelle has just produced MORE FLAMES, a short film alongside the likes of Academy-Award Winner ADAM MCKAY (Don't Look Up, Step Brothers, Succession), 5-Time Emmy Nominee ANNA WENGER (Billy on the Street, Funny or Die), STACI ROBERTS-STEELE (Don't Look Up, Vice), PHOEBE DYNEVOR (Bridgerton), BELLA RAMSEY (Last of Us, Game of Thrones) and AMAR CHADHA-PATEL (The Creator, Willow). Michelle is also a passionate executive coach, helping women to find fulfillment, balance and joy in their professional lives.

Johnny Stanley - Music Arranger and Sound Designer

Johnny Stanley is a composer and music producer based in London. He arranged and produced the songs for Edge of Time. He has composed music for film, television, and theatre, with many projects in collaboration with composer Mario Grigorov. He has composed music for feature films including Line of Descent starring Brendan Fraser, Kill Chain starring Nicolas Cage, and The Dare starring Richard Brake. Johnny has also composed music for the sci-fi series Spides for NBCUniversal, and various TV movies for ZDF (Germany) and Lifetime (USA). He composed his first solo feature film score for Liars & Cheats directed by Jacob Migicovsky.

FUTURE ASPIRATIONS

We would love to make a splash at Edinburgh, in order to bring the show to London as well as other parts of the UK. It is our greatest ambition to connect to audiences far and wide, to share Hannah’s story, and the mental health issues and women’s empowerment themes that the piece focuses on, as well as continuing to support our charity partner The Connection. The show’s tech dreams are vast and intend to engulf us in different moments in time, playing an integral, and captivating role in the telling of this story. We would love for Edinburgh to be the launching pad to bringing the fully upscaled production to London and other parts of the UK, in its full musical, immersive vision. 

Thank you so much for reading and we hope to see you at The Underbelly in August!

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