Wexford man’s play set to feature at London’s Camden Fringe Festival

A Wexford man’s play is set to feature in London at the  Camden Fringe Festival…

The Monarchy is on its knees, and a kingdom’s difficulty is a rebel’s opportunity. Step back into a reimagined 17th-century London and watch the drama unfold. 

Nominated for best play at the New York Theater Festival in 2021, A Foray in Innocence; a story of a king, a rebel and a lover, comes to London. 

Inspired by the classics, and encapsulating elements of both tragedy and farce, A Foray in Innocence follows Emilia Turner, a young freedom fighter of 17th century London who hatches a plan with her rebellious friends to take down the royal household; King Jacob, a young man thrust onto the throne of England after the recent death of his father; and George Brooksby, a young poet madly in love with the inspired Emilia. 

From award-winning Wexford writer, Ronan Colfer, comes a play about commitment and loyalty to a cause and the great tragedies that unfold around us when two opposing ideologies clash. 

Colfer, who is a native of Fethard on Sea in Wexford, is looking forward to featuring the play at London’s Camden Fringe Festival with a whole new cast and crew.

Speaking to Wexford Weekly, Ronan Colfer, writer & producer of A Foray in Innocence, stated:

“Putting on a play of this scope has definitely been a challenge. There are many characters which means it’s a large cast, and that requires a lot of time and management, but when we finally do get it in front of an audience and hear and see their reaction to it, it makes it worth every challenge we have to overcome to get it there.”

Meanwhile, Liam Rear, who is the play’s director, stated:

‘What drew me into directing A Foray in Innocence for the Camden Fringe Festival was seeing all the different characters and how they are portrayed when compared to other plays set in a similar period, the idea of looking at a dysfunctional relationship between a queen mother and her son who is now the king, and how revolution can take hold, all felt like they have never been given a chance to be depicted in the way this particular script allows”

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