In Good Company supports regional cultural studio to enable three young creatives to attend the Edinburgh Fringe

Derby Theatre’s professional artist development programme supports regional
cultural studio to enable three young people to experience the Edinburgh Fringe

Derby Theatre, through its professional artist development programme, In Good Company, are supporting Nottingham-based cultural studio, Nonsuch to enable three young people from the region to experience the Edinburgh Fringe for the very first time.

This opportunity has been made possible through Nonsuch’s Do Your Thing, an initiative and creative community for 13-25 year olds which provides young creatives with the space, opportunities, support and platform to do their thing.

As a result of In Good Company’s support of Nonsuch and Do Your Thing, three young regional artists, who are all just starting out in their career, Fatih Goesku (aged 21 from Derby); Ethel Mudavanhu (aged 21 from Nottingham) and Sophie Holloway (aged 22 from Nottingham) will get the opportunity to simply experience and soak up all that the world renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival has to offer. During their time in Edinburgh, they will immerse themselves in the Festival and see as many shows, of all types of genre, as possible; meet many other creatives, artists and practitioners in the industry – producers, artists and companies – all combining to provide these three regional young creatives with an incredibly enriching and insightful experience.

Ruby Glaskin (Creative Producer, In Good Company) said:
“In Good Company recognises that the Edinburgh Fringe is a brilliant place to see new and innovative work, but costs and scale can be prohibitive for young people just starting out in the industry. Therefore, we wanted to give young people the chance to experience the Fringe for the first time and approached Nonsuch Theatre, who have a great track record of working with young people, to ask if they would like to support us in helping more people access this brilliant arts festival. We hope Fatih, Ethel and Sophie will return to the East Midlands with knowledge and experience they can share with their peers and be inspired for their own work in the arts.” 

Fatih Goesku (one the recipients) said:
"As a young theatremaker, this opportunity has given me a unique chance to travel up to the Edinburgh Fringe and experience the festival with industry professionals; something that would have been impossible without the help of DYT. The Fringe is one of the most exciting events of the year for a theatermaker because of the vast amounts of plays and people that you can meet, interact and share ideas with."

Edward Boott (Artistic Director, Nonsuch) said:
“Edinburgh is such a stimulating environment for young creatives. Partnering with In Good Company has meant that we’re able to offer this amazing opportunity to three incredibly deserving individuals at the start of their career. It’s going to be one hell of a week for them and a great first live brief for Do Your Thing.”