Framlingham: Talented young sisters embark on Edinburgh Fringe Festival adventure

Rosy and Lily Constanti, of Sir Robert Hitcham's are setting off for the Edinburgh Festival to perfo

Rosy and Lily Constanti, of Sir Robert Hitcham's are setting off for the Edinburgh Festival to performin in Bugsy Malone.

A talented young trio of Suffolk sisters have begun rehearsals for a busy summer of performances in the world’s largest arts festival.

Molly, Rosy and Lily Constanti, who all live in Framlingham, will be performing in shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which start next Friday

Proud parents Dino and Ali Constanti, who travelled up to Scotland with the girls earlier this week, said they are “absolutely delighted” with their daughters’ blossoming drama careers.

“They are all very talented girls and we are tremendously proud of them,” said Mr Constanti.

“We are really pleased that they have had such a fantastic opportunity and long may it continue.”

Molly, 14, who attends Thomas Mills High School and Lily, 11, who just finished her final term at Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School, will be performing in Bugsy Malone and Sunshine on Leith. And Rosy, 8, who also attends Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School will be performing alongside her older sisters in the Bugsy Malone production.

David Brook, Year 6 teacher at Sir Robert Hitcham’s, directed and produced the school’s summer pantomime production of Amazing Aladdin, in which Lily was cast in the starring role. Mr Brook described his lead performer as an”extremely talented young girl”.

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The sisters and their mother are all members of Captivate Drama, a Framlingham-based comp-any, which has produced more than 50 shows for the Edinburgh Fringe since 2011 “to huge critical acclaim”.

“It’s very much a family affair,” said Mr Constanti.

Previous shows at the Fringe produced by Captivate include Les Misérables, Rent, Spring Awakening, Oliver!, Whistle Down the Wind and Oh! What a Lovely War.

This year’s festival will feature 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues across Scotland’s capital city.

Mr Constanti said the festival atmosphere “really has to be experienced to be fully appreciated”.

“Every nook and cranny is treated as a venue, with loads going on in the street and some of the major roads shut down,” he added.

“It’s absolutely amazing the amount of talent that is up there – it’s phenomenal.

Mr Constanti said the girls are “very lucky to have this chance” to take part in the festival and has applauded Captivate for supporting its young talent.

He also praised Sir Robert Hitcham’s Primary School and Thomas Mills High School for helping his daughters to pursue their ambitions in drama.

Visit www.captivate for more information about the group.