Monday, 10 August 2009

Official Press Release and Images

The Assassination of Paris Hilton

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

At the Lane Bar, Assembly Rooms 13 – 30 August, 2009

It’s gonna be hot . . .

Racked, a new London theatre collective, will present their first play, The Assassination of Paris Hilton, at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, Scotland this summer. A site-specific 30-minute comedy set in the ladies’ room of a Hollywood nightclub, the production will take place in the Assembly Rooms ladies’ toilets.

The Assassination of Paris Hilton depicts an exploration of female relationships and the culture of celebrity worship. While three wannabes gossip and scheme, two girls plan to kill the girl they love to hate.

High-energy and fast-paced, the play provides a fun and exciting alternative to the usual theatre fare, and its site-specific, promenade presentation gives the audience a full-on, rush to the head experience.

The Assassination of Paris Hilton may not be your cup of tea, but it’s certainly your shot of vodka.

Company info:

Written by Megan Ford

Directed by Aaron Paterson

Produced by Colin Goodwin

Cast: Megan Ford, Janey Lawson, Meghan Leslie, Lucia Mcanespie, Alison O’Donnell

Press contact:

Megan Ford, Artistic Director on

Or: Assembly Press Office on, 0131 623 3050


Venue: Assembly Rooms, George Street

Dates: 3.00pm and 5.00pm 13-30 August (not the 17 & 24th)

Extra shows 12.10am 21-22 and 28-29 August

Duration: 30 mins

Tickets: Previews £5, Off peak £8/6, Peak £10/8

Box Office: 0131 623 3030


Photos by Jamie Zubairi
Artwork by

Saturday, 8 August 2009

If you're not bored of press mentions yet...

A few more:

Reuters (Which means it will end up in other places, hopefully...)

Another mention from Lyn Gardner at The Guardian on site-specific theatre at the Fringe

And yet another article on site-specific stuff from The Independent

Three Weeks Editor's Recommendation on Page 13

A full-on article on the play from STV (Scottish TV)

Monday, 3 August 2009

Post-Preview Post

We've finished our previews at the Riverside Studios, managed to SELL OUT all four shows, and got some great feedback. Managing the audience in the space seemed to be our biggest challenge. The toilet scenes are fine, but promenading to the final scene in the bar gets messy. We can only hope that the set up at Assembly will be a bit easier.

Everyone at Riverside was fantastic. The ushers, duty manager, front of house manager, box office staff, programme coordinator, and technical crew were all a major help and lovely throughout, which is great considering that the more places we do this play we realise how much of a headache site-specific shows can be for a traditional venue.

Next stop: Edinburgh! The cast will be meeting this week to discuss all of the details and plans for the trip, our daily routine, schedules, etc. I think we're all looking forward to getting there and getting started. The play is so much fun to do with an audience, and adapts to them, so it's suffice to say that each audience will get a different show each time.