Experience trails, see behind the scenes, hear what our audiences have thought and felt about The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy
Beattie’s performance is again remarkable
A veritable Tour de Force
a blistering performance
a complex and moving story with a compelling performance throughout.
4**** The List
4**** The Carousel
5***** The Deliverance
“death, childbirth, longing — are beautifully evoked”
a gripping hour
Do I need to see the Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy plays in order?
- The simple answer is no. Each play picks up themes from the others and the stories are interconnected, but each can be appreciated on their own and in any order. We scheduled the plays so that you can see each one in order over 2 days, but if this doesn’t fit with your Fringe schedule don’t be put off by shaking it up and seeing them in the order that suits you. Ashleigh More from Edfringe.com Public Reviews says – “what I love about this trilogy is that the plays make sense within themselves. Although I hadn’t seen the first one I did not feel lost starting from the second play. Beattie Made the piece flow so naturally even with the challenge of involving other characters who are not present on stage. Brilliant piece of theatre.”
I only have time to see one play – can I see one without the others?
- Yes. Each play is a powerful piece of theatre in its own right and as Rob Drummond recently said – if you see one without the others you won’t feel you are missing anything, but if you have seen any of the others you will pick up elements which are like little treats. We can’t promise you won’t see one and then want to see the others though, as Gareth Davies from The Public Reviews wrote “Despite being part three of a trilogy, it is far from necessary to have experienced the previous chapters to appreciate and enjoy this self-contained family vignette – conversely, knowing how the saga ends may leave you craving to know more about the earlier episodes.”
Which one of the three would you recommend?
- Well that’s tricky because we would recommend all 3! We suggest you read through the information for each The List, The Carousel and The Deliverance; watch the trails and feedback and see which one appeals most to you. Everyone has their personal favourite for different reasons. The List and The Carousel are on alternate days at 12.20 and The Deliverance is on at 2pm each day, so also see what fits with your schedule. It’s easy to fit in two with a spot of lunch in between.
I’ve decided I’d like to see all three but my budget is really tight..?
- We have the answer – buy Full Price tickets to all three parts of the Trilogy in one transaction to access a special trilogy ticket offer of £33 for all 3 plays – that’s only £11 per performance which is cheaper than some previews. This offer is only available from Assembly Festival Box Offices. We also advertise limited runs of 2for1 ticket offers and Half Price Hut deals on Facebook and Twitter so keep your eye out for those. Shows are also available 2for1 to all Friends of the Fringe.
How long are you on for?
- Our last day is the 31st August with performances of The Carousel and The Deliverance and we started on the 6th, so the full Fringe run with 5 days off (that’s 43 performances for Maureen over 3 weeks!). Getting your head round the trilogy schedule can be a little confusing, but the basics are: The List and The Carousel are on alternate days at 12.20 and The Deliverance is on at 2pm each day.
We look forward to seeing you during the Fringe!
What a well crafted & powerful conclusion to #TremblayTrilogy by @Stellarquines was today! When acted this well, no tricks needed. #edfringe
Jennifer #TremblayTrilogy by @Stellarquines, brilliantly performed by Maureen Beattie – extremely powerful theatre, beautifully written.
“After seeing this I immediately booked tickets for Parts 2 and 3. Deeply moving but told with plenty of humour, this play will make you both laugh and cry. The set is simple yet highly effective and Maureen Beattie’s delivery is clear and captivating.”
“What I love about this trilogy is that the plays make sense within themselves. Although I hadn’t seen the first one I did not feel lost starting from the second play. Beattie made the piece flow so naturally even with the challenge of involving other characters who are not present on stage. Brilliant piece of theatre.”
“An insightful and honest look into family and romantic relationships, delivered with a raw emotion that I have, as yet, not seen matched, all in the perfectly fitting setting of Assembly Roxy. A real gem.”
We need you to share the love!
Did you see The List or The Carousel? We are looking for friends of Stellar Quines who saw one or both of these shows to come and film a Vox Pop for us over the next couple of weeks ahead of our Fringe run at Assembly Roxy.
We all know that word of mouth is the best recommendation and what sways people most to go and see a show – so we need your help to spread the word about the first two plays of the Trilogy and tell us why you are looking forward to the final part – The Deliverance.
All we need is 15 minutes of your time to film a short Vox Pop in our Stellar Quines office with our digital partners Future Positive Studio. We will have a choice of one or two dates that you can pop in and face the camera!
Coffee and cake will be provided and to say thank you we would like to offer you a free ticket to see The Deliverance.
So – get in touch and let us know which show you have seen and Rebecca will email you back with a couple of dates for you to choose from. Remember to share the love with your friends! Thank you.
The sun is out and we currently have piles of programmes on our desks, which can only mean one thing, festival season is upon us! Here at Stellar Quines HQ we’re busily preparing for our part in this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – the presentation of Jennifer Tremblay’s Trilogy of plays The List, The Carousel and The Deliverance.
Amidst the flurry of launches in the last couple of weeks we’ve been delighted to see the trilogy feature in The Skinny’s top festival picks, Lyn Gardner’s recommendations “if you didn’t catch Maureen Beattie in The List in 2013 make sure you do it this year as part of the Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy” and Time Out Edinburgh’s Top 5.
Rehearsals also began last week in Edinburgh, and the team will come together in full for rehearsals at Dundee Rep from next week until we preview at the Rep on the 24th, 25th and 26th July; and before heading to the Borders to preview The Deliverance at Eastgate Theatre and Arts Centre and Heart of Hawick prior to our festival run.
The voices of three generations – grandmother, mother and daughter – are given breath in this poignant and emotional story by stellar actor, Maureen Beattie.
- Meet Jackie Crichton, one of our new Board Pioneers
- Scotsman preview – Fleur Darkin & Jemima Levick on blending theatre & dance in their production of The Lover
- Stephen McGinty, Sunday Times, chats to Fleur Darkin & Jemima Levick in rehearsal
- Neil Cooper of The Herald meets Jemima Levick & Fleur Darkin in rehearsal
- A bumper year for Stellar Quines!