University of St Andrews student set to shine at Edinburgh Fringe Festival
A play about Northern Ireland’s first gay rugby team, written by a University of St Andrews student, has debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The true story of the Ulster Titans, is the musical debut of 3rd year student of English, Tim Foley.
The musical, ‘Scene of the Titans’, is set in Belfast’s biggest gay club, The Kremlin, when regular Terry proposes setting up a rugby team in order to impress a fellow player. The show then follows Terry and his seven friends as they set up Ireland’s first gay rugby team in a bid to win an international competition in Dublin.
The Ulster Titans were set up 2007 to give people the opportunity to play rugby despite their background. Tim, a former player on the team said “Most people can’t believe the story is true. They also can’t believe I wrote the story and the songs, hopefully they will like at least one or the other.”
The Ulster Titans have backed the show. “A number of the players have contacted me, wondering what character is based on them. A few of them are going to try and come over and see the play,” Tim said.
The show has also received the support of former England Rugby International Ben Cohen who backed the show on social networking site Twitter.
‘Scene of the Titans’, runs for 26 performances at C Venues as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival until 29 August 2011.
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Tim Foley is available on 0741 350 1556 or [email protected]
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