Dots and Dashes heads to the Edinburgh Fringe
ChopLogic Productions proudly announces Dots and Dashes: A Bletchley Park Musical will be heading to the Edinburgh Fringe between 16th-27th August.
Performing at the Army@TheFringe, the musical follows six women through their story of love, loss, secrets and sacrifices.
Co-creator, Katie Damer said: “We thought it was important to shine a spotlight on the incredible women of Bletchley Park. As an all-female team from design to script, this musical retells the male dominated narrative by celebrating the unsung heroes.”
The well-known history of Bletchley Park is getting an updated twist, as many are unaware to the impact of women who, by the end of the war, made up two thirds of Bletchley Park.
After their debut performance at the University of Chichester, audiences described it as a “sharp and dynamic feminist musical”. Dr Evi Stamatiou, Actor and Director said: “You don’t want to miss this girl power smashing British musical theatre.”
This bold, new, exciting musical aims to empower women of all ages and is driven by six University of Chichester theatre students, inspired by the lack of leading female creatives in the theatre world. In the West End male writers were found to outnumber women by 9:1 and only 3, out of 88, mainstream musicals having an all-female creative team.
“We believe the show at its roots, is a huge celebration of women everywhere, and so it was important for us to keep the production entirely female led. Musical theatre needs more stories for women, by women, and the feminist integrity of our piece was a huge driving force in its creation.”
As part of the production, the team has made all songs available on Spotify for audience members to relive the musical joy.
“Making the music for the piece was one of the most rewarding parts of the process. Hearing the elements of the songs come together and hearing the sound we made as a company for the first time, those are the moments we will never forget. Being able to record this and be able to share this with everyone is an opportunity we are beyond grateful for.”
As an entirely self-funded production the creative team are reaching out the community for support. The money raised will contribute to the mounting costs of transport, venue hire and accommodation.
If you’d like to show support for this incredible, all-female musical then click here for a link to donate and read more about their journey. To listen to the songs from the show click here. Tickets will be available soon via the Fringe website.