Last Tapes Theatre Company's Valerie selected for Edinburgh Fringe Festival


It has been announced overnight that Last Tapes Theatre Company's original production Valerie has been selected for a month-long season in the prestigious Summerhall programme at Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August. Last Tapes today reveals an ambitious fundraising programme to help take this powerful show to get to the other side of the world, including a long-awaited Auckland return season of Valerie, fundraising concerts and a Boosted fundraising page.

Writer and composer Robin Kelly says that Edinburgh is one of the most exciting arts opportunities in the world and it’s a huge honour to be offered a spot in the festival - even more exciting to be programmed at the highly-respected Summerhall. 

"Summerhall has a reputation for programming some of the most interesting and inspiring work in the festival. We can’t wait for Valerie to be seen on the international stage," Kelly said.
"When we first presented Valerie in Auckland in 2016 it was a brand new work at the Auckland Live International Cabaret Festival – we were small and uncertain, but since then the show has blown up. We’ve been all around the country and seen an incredible response, so we’re so excited to bring the show back to Auckland where it all began. And bring it back big – to Q Theatre for a full season."
"Alongside doing Valerie we’re doing a fabulous album launch with my choir Stimmung. A massive flamboyant extravaganza of 30 voices, original songs, special guest artists. It’s all part of our grand farewell to Auckland before hitting the road and taking our show to the other side of the world."

Last Tapes Theatre Company presents Valerie
Rangatira, Q Theatre
17-21 July
Tickets on sale at midday today at

Stimmung Sings Our Lady of the Flowers
Q Theatre, Rangatira
19-20 July, 9pm
Tickets on sale at midday today at

Valerie Fundraiser on Boosted
A fundraising page is now live on Boosted, accepting donations large or small towards getting Valerie to Edinburgh.