In a recent article, Radio Summerhall Arts revealed that Edinburgh-based theatre company Grid Iron was planning an outdoor show this August.
That news has now changed with Grid Iron’s announcement that the latest production in question, Doppler, will be shared with audiences digitally rather than as the live, outdoor show that was planned.
Chief Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Grid Iron Theatre Company, Judith Doherty, said, “It is with a very heavy heart that we have had to make the difficult decision not to proceed with the live staging of Doppler.
“We were not able to gain permission in time to begin work on site from the managers of our chosen location and at this point we know we simply would not have enough time to present the best live theatre experience we can under the circumstances. Moving into September is sadly not an option. Due to a limited budget, we are unable to extend the contracts of our freelance cast and production team who finish with us at the end of the month.
“I want to commend our wonderful team for their perseverance, inexhaustible skill and boundless enthusiasm – we have truly given the live show our best shot. We are now planning to capture our work on film and we cannot wait to share Doppler with you digitally.”
Following the fast-developing situation and adhering to the Scottish Government’s guidelines, Grid Iron has been working on the live show while at the same time planning for a digital sharing of Doppler.
As soon as possible, a filmed capture of the work done so far will be released to audiences digitally with details to be announced in due course. Looking to the future, Grid Iron still plans to present the show as a live, outdoor theatre experience at some point next year.