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Watch UCLan graduate perform spontaneous song which brought Edinburgh Fringe to a standstill

Posted on - 10th August, 2014 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, UCLan, Videos
Spontaneous singing from flat window proved popular with public

Spontaneous singing from flat window proved popular with public

A graduate from a Preston university is part of a group who have performed a spontaneous song which gathers crowd above Oz bar in Edinburgh.

‘Now You Know’ Theatre company are performing at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time with ‘I love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change’, originally written by James Hammerstien.

They were rehearsing for a free show on the Royal Mile which would promote audience’s to come and watch their show.

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The group were just starting ‘One Day More’ the famous track from the musical ‘Les Miserables’ when Matthew Green, Producer and cast member, pulled up one of the very old windows of their flat above OZ bar and started singing out of the window.

The other members of the group found this hilarious whilst still singing inside the flat.

However, once the song finished, a huge cheer and round of applause came from the streets below.

Performing out of their flat window

Natasha Proffitt, 21, who graduated from UCLan with an honorary degree in Music Theatre, said: “I was sat on the couch and couldn’t see what was going on outside, when the song finished I heard an eruption of applause and couldn’t believe the size of the crowd that appeared outside the window.

The group then decided to perform the song again an hour or so later with all the cast members at the window as they had to cancel their free show due to weather issues.

The secondary show brought a crowd which was even bigger than the first, the owner of an local art shop ‘Maple Arts’ filmed the performance and placed the video on YouTube.

Shortly after the video going up, Scottish National Television mentioned it as one of their ‘favourite Fringe flyering idea’, and the video began being shared around YouTube and Twitter.

National News picking up on the stunt

National News picking up on the stunt

The theatre group were so surprised at the turnout from the crowd and being mentioned by national news.

Natasha said, “It was amazing to hear such positive thoughts about our performance, we didn’t rehearse it, it was spontaneous and worked wonderfully”.

Selling out on multiple days after this performance, the theatre company were thrilled to see people had taken notice of them and wanted to come back and see them.

The company are still performing at the fringe up to the 16th of August at the Space on North bridge, for more information please visit Now You Know.

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