And Then The Rodeo Burned Down wins prestigious Fringe First award

October 17th 2022 at 8:10am

theSpaceUK offer our hearty congratulations to Chloe Rice and Natasha Roland for winning a prestigious Fringe First award for their 2022 Edinburgh Fringe production And Then The Rodeo Burned Down, performed at theSpace on Niddry St.

Following praise in both The Scotsman and The Skinny, the performance was awarded a Fringe First in the week one announcement.

The Scotsman wrote
“By turns a vaudevillian thriller and a queer cowboy Waiting for Godot, And Then The Rodeo Burns Down sends up clichés of macho posturing, pulls off an emotional encounter with a lost bull suffering an identity crisis, and then squares up to the act of storytelling itself. It’s expensive to keep the show on the road these days, any clown knows that. Can these rag-tag stragglers afford a happy ending? Or any ending at all? Sound tracked, like every respectable Western, by Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and Miley Cyrus, Rice and Roland’s double-act is pure Fringe spirit: joyful, rebellious, and dashingly rough around the edges. Some cowboys just want to kiss while the world burns.” (Katie Hawthorne)

Charles Pamment, Artistic Director of the SpaceUK said:

'We’re delighted by the success that artists & companies have had at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe with theSpaceUK. Our programme supports new-writing and new artists and is forward looking, building a relationship for the future. We are thankful to the audiences & artists who come to theSpaceUK and experience the festival as it’s meant to be.