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Rose McGowan is set to stage a one-woman show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe arts event.
The actress and activist, and a leading figure in the #MeToo movement, having been one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, will make her first appearance at the festival in August, according to The Scotsman, and will perform in the 840-capacity main auditorium of the city’s Assembly Hall.
McGowan’s lunchtime Fringe show — called Planet 9, described as a “new world of possibility” — is set to feature a mix of memoir, music, storytelling, projections and performance.
“It is such a forward-thinking festival and it’s a perfect match for my show, Planet 9,” said McGowan. “Essentially it’s a mixed media show that has spoken word, visual and music — it’ll be my first time performing a song live! I’m so looking forward to sharing space and thoughts with audiences at the Fringe.”
According to the Fringe, McGowan — who last year appeared at the Edinburgh Book Festival, discussing her memoir Brave — will invite the audience on a “healing journey of discovery” to Planet 9.
“The antidote to all that is earthbound, from here we can see Earth from a new perspective and learn how to create a liberated, fairer society for ourselves,” it added. “Like moon dust, Rose hopes you will take a little piece of Planet 9 with you wherever you go.”
In December, McGowan brought Indecision IV, described as an “immersive art film,” to London for two screenings.
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