Once the reviews for The Squirrel Plays started to pour in, we knew we need to let our potential audiences know how great the show is! We spent some time every morning putting labels on our flyers with our stars and reviews.
Here are the props we’re proudest of: the “houses” that represent the neighborhood of the plays! Designed and created by our incredible designer, Ruby Todd.
Squirrels on the Loose
Our fantastic stage manager, Anne, taking a turn in the squirrel costume on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.
Producer Olivia had a fortuitous, 6 am meeting with Bee, one of our actors, at London Euston station before they boarded a train to Edinburgh!
Months before the Fringe, we tried out a “scratch” performance of the show at the Oxford Playhouse as part of their VOTE100 season.
Actors Hugh and Amy in a scratch performance at the Oxford Playhouse in March.
Director Jessica (far left) speaking on a panel of women theatre artists at the Oxford Playhouse in March.
Performing in Wandsworth
Actors Hugh and Bee perform at an outdoor, mobile theatre at a park in Wandsworth ahead of our Fresh Ground performances in May.
Transporting our squirrel cage to and from rehearsal.
Moving our rehearsal rug to and from rehearsal.
Actresses Bee, Amy, and Pip (with Hugh moonlighting as a table) perform a scene as we “tech” (focus lights and sound) the day before our first performance at the Wandsworth Arts Fringe.
Producer Olivia Munk manages the front of house for our Wandsworth Arts Fringe performances at Fresh Ground London in Clapham.
Our listing in the Edinburgh Fringe app
We previewed The Squirrel Plays at Theatre503, an award-winning new writing theatre in Battersea
Our listing in the Fringe program in all its glory!
All the way from Iceland
One of our actors, Laufey, sent us this photo of her parents’ tickets— sent all the way to Iceleand!
A mug with the POTM logo that Jessica, the Squirrel Plays director, bought for producer Olivia on her birthday.
Flyering in London
Olivia and Jessica flyered Battersea and Clapham ahead of the preview performances at Theatre503.
Purchasing patches for our Edinburgh merch - Squirrel caps!
Yet again, a props brigade
Ubering the set pieces across London for our Theatre503 previews!
Our programs at our previews at Theatre503
The squirrel hats the whole team wore during the rainy month of August in Edinburgh!
Flyers...and flyers...and flyers
Just a sample of the 7,500 flyers we distributed all over Edinburgh this August.
Edinburgh Day 1: A human size squirrel
Our cast and crew took turns wearing this adorable squirrel costume around Edinburgh. On Day 1, Hugh Stubbins took the plunge and was the first to wear it on the Royal Mile!
Dogs and Squirrels: A love story
Here director Jessica is wearing the squirrel costume on the mile, greeting the dogs who are very confused about a human-sized squirrel!
A producing squirrel
Producer Olivia Munk wears the squirrel costume, complete with plush acorns, on the Royal Mile
A wild dog catches a massive squirrel!
Meet the Media
Olivia and Jessica waited in line for 5 hours to pitch The Squirrel Plays to members of the local and national media.
Pitching our wares - the Squirrel Plays flyer and press release
Meet the team
Our cast and crew pose on the mile in their merch & squirrel costume!
All pink, all the time when you’re in The Squirrel Plays!
This lovely bull dog loved Amy in the squirrel costume
Bee had the great idea of shouting out our social media on these lovely picket fences
Mia in Edinburgh!
Our playwright extraordinaire, Mia McCullough, visited Edinburgh with her family to see the show!
We made friends with a lovely Dutch man who became a ….fan? …. of the show
Waiting for the audience
Our pre-set show just before the audience streams in