Wishing on a Stopgap

31 July 2017


Coco Anthony (Stanhope 14) will be performing in the Edinburgh Fringe this summer in a play called Wishing on a Stopgap which is being put on by Newcastle University's Theatre Society. Coco has recently graduated from Newcastle.

Stopgap: a temporary way of fixing a problem or satisfying a need. There are no romantic clichés here. While travelling the country and giving away books, a retired teacher begins to reflect on their life, sexuality, and feelings about love. What have we learned, intentionally or not, from Shakespeare, the Brontës, and Bridget Jones? Funny, thought-provoking, and bittersweet, this play questions the faltering relationship between romanticism and love in the modern world.

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