In 2019 ABOP will be opening up the Edinburgh Fringe Project to a large number of young actors (12-21yrs)  to perform one of three shows during the month of August. This is an amazing opportunity for talented and passionate young actors who are committed to theatre and or seriously wish to pursue a career in performance. 

Please email the ABOP office for more details or visit the website regularly. 

Thank you to all who supported ABOP SO Theatre's Edinburgh Fringe Project 2017. Please scroll down for project, cast and show photographs. 

The Project

In August 2017 ABOP handed over their animatronic dinosaur and professional puppeteer to their outreach young actors company SO Theatre for a performance project at the 70th Edinburgh Fringe. Eleven young actors, aged 14-20 years lived in the city for just under three weeks performing 'Bitey & Bertie's Grand Tour' to 800 children and their grown ups at  Emerald Theatre (Edinburgh Methodist Church) , Nicholson Square  from the 4th - 19th August.  With edfringe audiences an average of 7 per performance the Bitey show averaged 56 per performance over 14 days with a sold out show.  

To participate in the fringe SO Theatre raised a substantial amount of money themselves and were supported by ABOP staff, some amazing people, individual sponsors and organisations. 

Emerald Theatre, Nicolson Square

September 2018
Members of SO Theatre return to the South West to perform Bitey & Bertie's Grand Tour for local supporters at Shaftesbury Arts Centre Sunday 10th September 2018, 2pm & 6.30pm.

Shaftesbury Arts Centre

The Show
Bitey and Bertie were the oddest of friends and the oddest of friends have the oddest of adventures. Join Biteymactinyhands and Bertie on their Grand Tour, with their magical trunk full of magical props. It's all going to be marvellously odd! Bursting at the seams with ABOP's inimitable style and an amazing 4m x 2m animatronic T-Rex, this lively and magical production is perfect for families who love dinosaurs.

August 2017 Company

and Merchandise

We're Off!
By Dino van, coach, plane and tram.

We've Arrived!
Apartment bunting, and settling in! 


Emerald Theatre
The Get In!

Even at midnight!

17th Birthday at edfringe

The Show
Greenside Venues!


Edfringe Fun

19 days later...and we are done! 


ABOP SO Theatre @edfringe Greenside Venues 2017