Gillian Lacey-Solymar is a first-time Fringer at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Gillian is the Bookwriter and Lyricist of IrrePRESSible: The Musical and she talks to Jo Tomalin about how and why she is inspired to create the show. Gillian’s career includes working as a consumer affairs correspondent at the BBC and as a senior teaching fellow at University College London. Eleven years ago she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
“This fresh new musical tells the story of two women, 200 years apart, on either side of the voracious press machine. Written in pithy verse set to an energetic score, the show centres on the life of the world’s first celebrity, Emma Hamilton, seen through the eyes of a present-day journalist transported back in time. But this is no simple biopic. Irrepressible functions on many levels: as a searing social commentary, a tale of blossoming female friendship, and an hour of fun.”
Listen to our Interview with Gillian Lacey-Solymar here:
For more information about Gillian Lacey-Solymar and Irrepressible: High Drama Productions Website