Edinburgh Fringe preview: Wild Onion

Rachel Coleman, producer of new show by Orange Skies Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe, Wild Onion, stopped by to talk about the show.

“Styled like a cabaret, told like a story, join three besties and 100 onions in this punk delight where growth gets messy.”

Where: Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose

When: 2-27 Aug, 3pm

Ticket link: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/wild-onion

Promotional image for Wild Onion

What are you looking forward to the most at Fringe?

Meeting audiences definitely – it’s one thing to share a show that means a lot to people, but it’s so wonderful getting to chat to audiences afterwards, bump into them on the Mile or in a pub, and really get to hear what resonated with them.

Wild Onion takes us to the circus! What should audiences expect?

The show incorporates acrobatics and the dazzling cyr wheel! It’s definitely unique in the theatre section of the brochure!

This is a story of the loss of one of a friendship circle. What was the inspiration for the show?

The show was inspired by the real-life experiences of our Director Daisy Minto and the shared experiences of the devising company. We bring together our own stories to weave one of friendship, growth, resilience, and support.

The trailer for this “punk delight” of a show looks great – what’s your background as an artist/performer?

We’re a company powered by the uniqueness of the live moment, and we strive to make shows that can exist in no other form. We make stuff about what makes us feel jazzed – whether that’s 80s dance hits, anger at the patriarchy, queer community, or underdog vegetables!

Teenage girls are the focus of many shows. What makes Wild Onion stand out from the crowd?

Wild Onion is a story of queer friendship, and several of the characters don’t identify as girls. We think this makes for a one of a kind story because we’re not a queer show discussing romance or figuring out your sexuality. 

Wild Onion is all about figuring out who you are, facing life’s challenges, and the people who are there with you through that. Definitely not your usual teen girl story!