Festivals, Cultural and City Events

Postgrad plays performed at Fringe

Pre:View returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, featuring the works of MSc in Playwriting students.

Masters students Thomas Ambrosini, Helen Gilmore, Laurie Motherwell and Kay Singh were the four MSc students whose plays were performed as script-in-hand readings by a group of professional actors.

In the video below, these students discuss the course and what it means to them to have their plays performed at the Fringe.


The plays centred on a range of characters and topics:

In Prague, a mural of John Lennon symbolises hope and freedom. Twenty-five years after The Velvet Revolution, four art students whitewash it and daub the message Wall Is Over.

Laura can freeze time, a very useful super power, especially on this dangerous journey she's making, armed only with her Dad's old umbrella.

Beelz, an oily faith healer, runs a traveling circus and church in 1920s America, but his business comes under threat when Elizabeth, a little girl, challenges him to make a miracle and find her parents.

In the not-so-distant future, Ellie Dee, a digital avatar, fulfils every request, watches every moment, records every secret.

MSc in Playwriting

Event information

Pre:View took place Monday 10 and 17 August (7:30pm) at the Traverse Theatre.

Information on Traverse website