FRINGE PREVIEW – Cab Fare For The Common Man

Cab Fare For The Common Man

Cab Fare For The Common Man

“If you can make people laugh and think at the same time, you’re on to a winner,” says Suzy McCintlock, one of the creative forces behind CoLab Productions, which she runs with Sammy Kissin and Emily Jenkins.

“It’s almost like a sitcom,” she continues, describing the show which CoLab are bringing to this year’s Fringe. “It’s about four twenty-somethings in strange situations; a look at human relationships – but It’s light-hearted, with a lot of laughs.”

Cab Fare For The Common Man was written by Mark Harvey Levine, a prolific award-winning playwright from Los Angeles.

“We were at a showcase in LA,” says Suzy, “We saw Cab Fare and met Mark afterwards. Sammy loved it and asked if we could put it on in the UK.”

“We got to a monthly new writing group at the Hospital Club in London, and we tried out the show there. It went really well.”

“Then when Charlie Hanson saw it and asked us when we were doing it as a full production, we knew we had to put it on.”

A dramaturg is currently working closely with Mark, helping to make Cab Fare into the ideal blend of comedy and theatre.

“The piece rides between the two genres,” says Suzy. “We want people to come away with a feeling of an overall arc to it – as well as having seen some great sketches.”

Suzy has been up in Edinburgh before, but this is her first time taking a show there as a producer.

“It’s very exciting,” she says. “I love the Fringe. It’s such a great opportunity to be surrounded by lots of creative people – it’s a real celebration.”

As well as producing the show, Suzy is appearing as one of the twenty-somethings in Cab Fare herself.

“It may be the last bit of acting I do,” she says. “But I love it!”

You can catch what may possibly be Suzy’s last onstage appearance from 5-27 Aug at theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, 14:05. More details are on the Fringe website.

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