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"Echolalia" - Edinburgh Festival Fundraiser

"Echolalia" - Edinburgh Festival Fundraiser - 16 July - Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts


ECHOLALIA - Created and Performed by Jen McArthur
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Fundraiser
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato
Wed 16th July 7:30pm

Jen McArthur is currently touring the country playing in theatres and private houses in order to raise funding to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August this year with her unique and extraordinary show, Echolalia. As part of that tour she is visiting Hamilton for one night only on Wed 16 July to play at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato.


Echolalia is about Echo, a young woman on the autistic spectrum who is preparing for a much needed job interview. Her condition means that society’s social norms are put under the spotlight in this "uplifting, very funny and totally optimistic" clown show. Theatreview.
Inspired by the autistic children she worked with, McArthur’s delightful character Echo doesn’t register social niceties, yet wants to be part of the world. Echolalia shares an experienced understanding of high functioning autism through gentle and hilarious audience interaction, dance and physical comedy.
The show has already attracted warm and hugely appreciative reviews both in New Zealand and Scotland…
"Echolalia isa beautifully crafted, carefully considered and exquisitely executed theatricalperformance" Theatreview 2013

“Magnificently performed” 3 Weeks, Edinburgh
“utterly mesmerizing…utterly relatable.” Broadway Baby, Edinburgh
Echolalia comes to Hamilton as a fundraiser to get to the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, generously supported by the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.

Tickets $10 - $25, available from www.ticketek.co.nz, 0800 TICKETEK the Academy Box Office or Ticketek agencies

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