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UK premiere of Gene Kelly’s ballet to herald Scottish Ballet’s return to stage and...

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Scottish Ballet plans a return to stage and screen this autumn with Gene Kelly’s ballet 'Pas de Dieux', given a new twist for its UK premiere.One of the first choreographers to bring the ‘American...

Festival Fringe will see long-awaited staging of Grid Iron’s ‘Doppler’

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The Edinburgh-based theatre company, Grid Iron, is pleased to confirm that its site-responsive outdoor adaptation of Erlend Loe’s best-selling book Doppler will take place as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021.The play was...

Leading performing arts venues call on Government to review social distancing rules

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With the Federation of Scottish Theatres, eleven of Scotland’s leading performing arts venues, collectively call on the newly returned Scottish Government to urgently review the social distancing requirements required in their venues as Coronavirus...

Brunton re-opens from end of May

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The Brunton (pictured) at Musselburgh welcomes audiences back from 26 May when big screen movies and event screenings will resume in Venue 1.Michael Stitt, chair of The Brunton Theatre Trust said: “Working with East...

Film by Grid Iron Theatre Company documents issues of theatre production during COVID

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Award-winning, Edinburgh-based Grid Iron Theatre Company is pleased to announce the release of its long-awaited film, 'Doppler: The Story So Far', which tells the fascinating story of producing an outdoor theatre show during the...

Post-Covid recovery drives Capital Theatres recruitment

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Capital Theatres seeks to appoint 3 key individuals to its team – Director of Finance & Business Services, Director of Development & Head of Creative Engagement.Under the leadership of a new Chief Executive Fiona...

Day long radio broadcast with Three Pound Coin Theatre

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The newest theatre company in Edinburgh, Three Pound Coin Theatre, is linking up with radio station, Mojo Edinburgh, in a 24-hour fundraising launch next week.From 5.00pm on 19 February to 5pm on 20...

Mini-series of digital gigs launched by Leith Theatre

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A grant from Creative Scotland’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund has allowed Leith Theatre to secure a small staff team of expertise, enabling them to produce a mini-series of digital gigs and provide vital...

Lyceum Youth Theatre announce Hannah Lavery Writer in Residence

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Playwright, short story writer, poet and performer Hannah Lavery has been announced by The Royal Lyceum Theatre as the Lyceum Youth Theatre’s Writer in Residence, supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.Hannah’s critically...

MANIPULATE Festival’s hybrid programme for 2021 announced by Puppet Animation Scotland

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MANIPULATE Festival returns in brand new form against the odds this January. Combining a bespoke multi-city outdoor installation artwalk, and a digital programme packed with performance, screenings and workshops, including an international celebration of...

Gavin Yule, a Lung Ha Theatre Company member, debuts ‘The Bus Stop’

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Available to worldwide audiences digitally from Tuesday, 10 November until Tuesday, 8 December is the rehearsed reading of 'The Bus Stop'. Presented as part of Traverse Theatre online festival, the play on disability hate...

‘Incredible show of support’ applauded by Capital Theatres

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Scotland’s largest theatre charity, Capital Theatres, today thanked the public for its incredible support of the theatres through its Crowdfunder campaign, an urgent appeal for support launched last month.The Crowdfunder closed at noon today...

Performing in winter: creating Covid-safe super venues and sharing the stage

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Neil Thomas Smith, Maastricht UniversityYou pass through a wide doorway to a large space with good air circulation. Inside, an usher behind a screen scans your ticket and sends you onward. Signs on...

Digital format adopted for Grid Iron’s ‘Doppler’

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The latest production from Edinburgh-based Grid Iron Theatre Company 'Doppler', will be shared with audiences digitally rather than as a live, outdoor show.Judith Doherty, Chief Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Grid Iron Theatre Company...

Coronavirus – Edinburgh theatres will be closed from today

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Capital Theatres are complying with Scottish Government guidance on cancelling mass gatherings of more than 500 people and have closed the doors of all their Edinburgh theatres today.The Festival Theatre, the King's Theatre...

The House of Jack Christmas Show 2019 (II)

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Just more images....Continued from Part I

The House of Jack Christmas Show 2019 (I)

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They went, they saw, they had to have thought it was brilliant!Not being a theatre, dance or any other kind of critic, it was considered that the best way to present the show was...

Brunton – busy venue promoting a varied programme of events

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I feel comfortable at the busy Brunton which promotes a programme of visiting drama, dance, music - we enjoyed music legend Ralph McTell there - comedy, children’s theatre, film, workshops and musicals. Screenings of live...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019: Kurl Up and Dye****

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There are many serious, literary, insightful productions at the Fringe, but sometimes, after a long day, all you want is good undemanding entertainment. In Kurl Up and Dye, Newcastle University Theatre Society (the appropriately abbreviated...

Edinburgh Fringe 2019 REVIEW Madame Ovary ★★★★★

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When Rosa Hesmondhalgh was a teenager, she hated her body. A few years later, her body started hating her back.Hesmondhalgh was just 23, a recent drama graduate trying, like thousands of other 23 year...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Kill the Princess

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Can you be feminine and still be a feminist? What does acting like a man really mean? Where does our identity come from? Bait Theatre’s Michelle Madsen and Lizzy Shakespeare are looking for some answers.Kill...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Footnotes & Phrases

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Lewys Holt brings two companion shows, performed on alternate days, to Summerhall’s Anatomy Theatre for Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.Footnotes is a dance/ theatre comedic parody of a lecture driven off course bythe repeated intervention...

Meeting of artistic directors to address the careers gap

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CALLS FOR CULTURAL CUSTODIANS TO CLOSE GAP IN DIRECTORS' CAREER LADDER13 years ago, a report by Christine Hamilton, looking at the lack of training and career development opportunities for theatre directors in Scotland, called...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – A Migrant’s Son

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 Frank Ford Award Winner 2019 Adelaide Fringe - A MIGRANT’S SON by MICHAELA BURGER“A FAR-REACHING GENERATIONAL STORY THAT CROSSES DIVIDES, IGNITES MEMORIES AND PULLS AT YOUR HEART-STRINGS”  Stage WhispersSquare Sums are proud to present...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – The Trial

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Tieta comes home to a small, conservative Brazilian village in search of justice – the audience will be the jury.Part stand-up, part gig, part storytelling The Trial is a dynamic and interactive piece of theatre that...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 – Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky 

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Sex and shaming, the personal and the political – Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky tackles issues that shape, and all too often distort, the lives of women.Dianne Nora’s play, which comes to the...

At the King’s Theatre this week: EDGAS: The Mikado****

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A world where ‘I am right and you are right, and all is right as right can be.’ Or in other words, a world where no-one is wrong, and words can be...

At the King’s Theatre: The Lady Vanishes***

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First the good news.  The Classic Thriller Theatre Company’s production of The Lady Vanishes has a stunning, atmospheric set and a faultlessly professional cast, all of whom play their roles with great energy.This stage...

At the Lyceum Theatre: Touching the Void****

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In the programme notes for The Lyceum’s new stage adaptation of Touching the Void, writer David Greig tells us that Ultra Running is ‘a sport I particularly like.’  Ultra Running: a sport ‘for those...
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At the Lyceum: Wendy and Peter Pan****

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Is Wendy & Peter Pan a fast-moving adventure story or a reflection on age, grief, gender-stereotyping, the meaning of family and of love? In Ella Hickson’s brilliant adaptation of JM Barrie’s book it is...

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