Playwright Rosie eyes up Fringe benefits

A PLAYWRIGHT is hoping witty stories of motorway nightmares will catapult her to fame at one of the world s most competitive performing arts festivals. Rosie Revan, of Brunel Road, Woodford Bridge, is taking her play Snarl-up to the Edinburgh Fringe Fest

A PLAYWRIGHT is hoping witty stories of motorway nightmares will catapult her to fame at one of the world's most competitive performing arts festivals.

Rosie Revan, of Brunel Road, Woodford Bridge, is taking her play Snarl-up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month.

The 22-year-old drama graduate has put on a host of preview performances around London and hopes to attract crowds to performances in the Scottish capital.

She said: "I'm nervous because it's so competitive up there. They tell you to sometimes expect no audience because it's so hard to get bums on seats."


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Snarl-up tells the tale of a number of motorists stuck in a queue on the M25.

As well as writing, Rosie also plays the role of Amy, who uses the traffic jam opportunity to admit to her friend that she is in love with her - a declaration which is followed by a period of acute embarrassment that neither of them can escape.

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Rosie said: "They're all quite ridiculous story lines, but because they're stuck in a traffic jam, it becomes their world and it's funny to watch how things unravel."

Long-term drama lover Rosie attended West Hatch High School, High Road, Chigwell, before studying her passion at East 15 Acting School, Loughton, part of the University of Essex.

She wrote the play as a one-off.

"People really liked it and said I should perform it more," she said.

"I actually really enjoyed writing as much as acting.

"The festival seems like a good place to get noticed, although it will be hard work."

The Knock Knock theatre company, made up of Rosie and seven of her fellow graduates, will perform 27 times throughout August on the Scottish stage.

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