About "I ♥ Peterborough"
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, East Anglian playwright Joel Horwood turns from crabs in Walberswick to trannies in Peterborough. The story centres on a father and son, both brought up in Peterborough - a "swelling of a city, a bump in the spirit level flatness of the Fens". During drag artist Lulu and keyboard-playing Hew's darkly comic cabaret act, the family's lives are laid bare. The sounds of the seventies and eighties underscore this story of snogging at the lido, wedgies in the school bogs and biro tattoos. A desperate tale of life in an overspill town. I Heart Peterborough is directed by Joel Horwood and Ivan Cutting. Joel's Eastern Angles play I Caught Crabs in Walberswick was an Edinburgh hit in 2008 and had a successful run at the Bush Theatre. After its Ipswich performances I Heart Peterborough will be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and at London's Soho Theatre in October.
Click here to view and book for the show's Edinburgh dates. http://www.pleasance.co.uk/edinburgh/events/i-heart-peterborough
Click on the link to see Joel's latest short film - an entry in the 2012 Your Film Festival. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3PO2UT8N0c