Edinburgh is where it all began. The director, writer, cast and crew of ‘Eight’ are all students and alumni from Edinburgh University. In May 2008 the group applied for the free Fringe slot offered, each year, to a student production by Edinburgh University Theatre Company at Bedlam Theatre – and they won it. Three months later the show went up, a first time Fringe venture for the writer and for many of the cast. ‘Eight’ went on to win a Fringe First, The Carol Tambor Award, and The NSDF Emerging Artists Award.

The NSDF Emerging Artists Award facilitated a three‐night run of ‘Eight’ at The Pleasance Theatre, Islington – which took place in October 2008.