- 12 Jul 19
Ali Hardiman (pictured, right) will take her show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August.
Electric, Ali Hardiman's new play about same sex love and class divides will run at next month's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
"The play is a laugh out loud comedy about two girls from either sides of the tracks who meet at the madness of Electric Picnic," she tells Hot Press. "The play centres around class divide and the importance of music festivals in today's culture. I'm really excited to be taking the show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the month of August."
Electric is Ali's debut play, and originally ran in Dublin last year. Following an incredible sold-out run, a 5 star review from The Arts Review and a 4 Star notice from The Reviews Hub, she has taken it on tour in theatres across the country, including performances at Electric Picnic and at The Skibbereen Arts Festival. Electric also stars the rising young Dublin actress, Ericka Roe.
"From the moment the audience arrives they are immersed in the festival experience," she says. "We have fabric wristbands as tickets, festival artists doing face-painting and glitter and the theatre is designed like walking into a huge tent. Needless to say, being set at a music festival, music is a huge part of the show and the entire play is underscored with original music composed by my brother Sam Hardiman."
Her second self-penned comedy play Disconnected also enjoyed a successful sell-out run in The New Theatre, Dublin in January 2019. Ali currently features as Miranda in Irish film Metal Heart, which is on cinema release from June 2019. In 2018 Ali founded ILA Productions with her brother, composer Sam Hardiman with the aim to tell important, modern stories through comedy.
Ali's father is internationally renowned composer Ronan Hardiman, famed for his work with Michael Flatley's shows.
Take a look at the trailer for Electric below:
You can also catch Electric at the Blackbox Theatre at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin tomorrow, July 13.