Capital Theatres  Announce Restart of King’s Redevelopment Thanks to Funding

After an anxious period, when the future of Edinburgh’s belovèd Tollcross venue was hanging in the balance, Capital Theatres can now announce that the King’s redevelopment can recommence thanks to increased investment from the City of Edinburgh Council and from the Scottish Government.  The respective sums of £3m and £3.85m, on top of the £26.7mContinue reading “Capital Theatres  Announce Restart of King’s Redevelopment Thanks to Funding”

Causey Development Trust Announces Event Between Artists and School Pupils

This February the Causey Development Trust (CDT), a grassroots organisation founded in 2007 by local architect the late Alison Blamire, will host a one-off event and community art installation inspired by local school children that will see artworks animated and projected across the historic buildings of South Edinburgh. Taking place on Tuesday 28th February, theContinue reading “Causey Development Trust Announces Event Between Artists and School Pupils”

Scottish Premiere of Hamilton Musical Announced at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that the first  UK tour of the multi award-winning musical HAMILTON will include a Scottish Premiere at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. HAMILTON is the story of America then, told by America now.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, HAMILTON has taken the storyContinue reading “Scottish Premiere of Hamilton Musical Announced at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh”

The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski

The creative duo that makes up Edinburgh based Vision Mechanics, Symon Macintyre and Kim Bergsagel, have married their not inconsiderable imaginative powers with yet another style in their latest work, The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski.  This unique piece of theatre was created during the pandemic and inspired by Creative Director Kim’s experience of herContinue reading “The Fantastic Life of Minnie Rubinski”

Casting Announced for Play About Love in a Post-Arab Spring Cairo

Paines Plough, The Women’s Prize for Playwriting, 45North, The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and the Orange Tree Theatre, in association with Bristol Old Vic, announce casting for the debut play YOU BURY ME from Ahlam, which will play in Bristol, Edinburgh and London from the 24th February until 22nd April 2023. Ahlam’s YOU BURY MEContinue reading “Casting Announced for Play About Love in a Post-Arab Spring Cairo”

Sir David McVicar Returns to Scottish Opera to Direct Puccini’s Il Trittico

This March 11th, world-renowned Scot Sir David McVicar returns to Scottish Opera (SO), to direct of Il trittico (The Triptych)  – a new co-production with Welsh National Opera of Puccini’s Il tabarro (The Cloak), Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) and Gianni Schicchi. Only one complete performance of Il trittico has taken place in Scotland and thatContinue reading “Sir David McVicar Returns to Scottish Opera to Direct Puccini’s Il Trittico”

Artists Announced for Special Tribute Concert Salute Ukraine at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

The weekend of February 24th 2023, sees the anniversary of the war in Ukraine, and Edinburgh will host events to show its solidarity. These will culminate on February 26th at the Usher Hall with a special, one-night-only event, a tribute concert produced by Matthew Zajac and AUGB (Associations of Ukrainians in Great Britain) Edinburgh withContinue reading “Artists Announced for Special Tribute Concert Salute Ukraine at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall”

Leith Folk Club Resurrected

Leith Folk Club 2023 Fundraiser Tuesday 28 February  A few members of the Leith Folk Club ‘auld guard’ have reformed the club and have arranged a Leith Folk Club 2023 Fundraiser in their new home in the Heart of Newhaven (the former Victoria Primary School building) on Tuesday 28 February.  A spokesperson for LFC said “The money raised will enableContinue reading “Leith Folk Club Resurrected”

Award-Winning Singer Joins Orchestra on Scottish Tour

Double Jazz FM Award-winning vocalist Georgia Cécile joins the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra on a four-date tour of Scotland towards the end of February. Glasgow-born Cécile, who won UK Jazz Act of the Year and Vocalist of the Year at the awards last October and is a former Jazzwise One to Watch, released her debut album, Only the Lover Sings,Continue reading “Award-Winning Singer Joins Orchestra on Scottish Tour”

HEADING WEST on Tour : Shooglenifty Documentary to Tour Cinemas

Winner ‘Trad Music in the Media’ – Scots Trad Music Awards 2022Official Selection – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022 Heading West, the remarkable new documentary film about Shooglenifty, one of the most ground-breaking Scottish music bands ever formed in the 1990s, is to tour cinemas throughout Scotland from 31 January 2023 thanks to support from TheContinue reading “HEADING WEST on Tour : Shooglenifty Documentary to Tour Cinemas”