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HIlls Road Alumni take their show Phools to the Fringe

In the dingy light of a flickering streetlamp on a desolate street in the middle of anywhere, Phools Mortalsby is about to sing a song. The last song. Ever.
8 Aug 2017
Written by Daisy Elliott
'What do the late 1600s, Natural Phoolosophy, the Ottoman Empire and a New England Skiffle band have in common? They are all part of the extraordinary adventures of young life-seeker Phools Mortalsby as he sets out to face the doubting, duplicitous, double-dealing world to find knowledge/love/an absent father (delete as you see applicable). Salty music, lyrical wit and unstoppable foolery delivered with heart as only The Babolin Theatre Company can.'

Hills Road Drama students come together to make up the quirky Babolin Theatre Company and take their show Phools to this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

You can see them performing at the Bedlam Theatre, until August 12th, in this hour long production, which will transport you into the weird and wonderful world of Phools Mortalsby. The company have already been commended for their work, winning ‘The List’s top picks for week 1 and Fringe Review’s top lunchtime picks.'

This wacky original period drama devised by Hills Road's newest alumni members, fresh out of finishing their second year and taking their A levels at Hills Road, and straight to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's 70th birthday. The crew are enjoying the innovating buzz and excitement surrounding the Arts at the Fringe Festival and are imersing themselves into the world of acting,  touting for business, as featured above and captured by a Scottish Times Photographer below.

This is an amazing opportunity and experience for such an enthuisastic and outstanding cast, well worth watching. If you can not make it to the Fringe then please come visit the Phools at our very own Robinson Theatre at the College in September time (dates and times to be confirmed nearer the time on the College website:

Buy your tickets here:

The invigorating and inventive Babolin are winners of the 2015 Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award. ‘The talent of this incredible ensemble is quite stunning' (
'Embarrassingly creative' ***** (, 2012).
'Quite stunning' ***** (FringeReview Outstanding Award 2015).
Expect a very sensible level of silliness, some songs and more than a smattering of saga. Babolin are heading north. ‘An avalanche of momentum that sweeps the audience along’ (

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