Following long months of closure, the two flagship venues run by Capital Theatres, Festival Theatre and King’s Theatre, will again stage two shows this summer to limited capacity audiences maintaining the guidelines of 2metre social distancing. These shows will be Blindness fromThe Donmar Warehouse and Splinter of Ice from theOriginal Theatre Company. Director of MarketingContinue reading “Shows Announced to Re-open Festival and King’s Theatre to Live Audiences”
For nearly 30 years, the Traverse Theatre has been running Class Act, its annual creative learning programme that pairs established playwrights with students at secondary schools. As part of this year’s creative development programme, the Traverse Theatre is bringing original short scripts from Edinburgh students to poster sites around the city for all to viewContinue reading “Local Students’ Work Comes to Edinburgh’s Streets Thanks to Traverse Theatre”
This summer holds the prospect of live opera again with outdoor performances planned by Scottish Opera, in keeping with Scottish Government guidelines. In the meantime, two filmed performances are announced by the Company. Returning to Scottish Opera to design and direct an outdoor production of Verdi’s Falstaff, is world renowned Scottish director Sir David McVicarContinue reading “Scottish Opera Unveils Outdoor and Filmed Spring/Summer 2021 Programme”
Art and sport come together in Smile, the show from Dundee Rep that has at its centre Jim McLean, the former Dundee United manager. McLean held that manager’s job for over 20 years during which the team won the Scottish League and reached the European Cup semi- final. It’s no wonder that McLean is aContinue reading “Hit Show Smile Celebrating Dundee United’s Jim McLean Returns in Digital Form”
Guitarist Tom Stephenson becomes the latest product of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s acclaimed jazz course to put his music out onto the market with the release of his debut album, Perfect Circle, on Friday April 2. In common with recent successes, fellow graduate, pianist Fergus McCreadie and saxophonist Matt Carmichael, Stephenson is showing theContinue reading “Guitarist Forms the Perfect Circle”
In response to the pandemic, REP STUDIOS is a new digital platform showcasing a season of theatre, dance, and music launched jointly by the creative organisation that is Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre who sit at the heart of the city’s cultural life. This new digital space will feature new work from the ensemblesContinue reading “New Digital Platform Rep Studios Launched by Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre”
This year’s Scotland’s annual visual theatre and film festival, Manipulate, produced by Puppet Animation Scotland (PAS), took place in its usual February time slot but was on line rather than on stage because of Covid-19 restrictions. This meant that the PAS multi-city outdoor installation and artwalk Restless Worlds had to be postponed but new CovidContinue reading “New Dates Announced for Puppet Animation’s Installation and Artwalk Restless Worlds”
With the launch of the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival (EICF) due on 21st April, two productions have been announced as part of the upcoming programme. Both are brand new commissions by companies and artists based in Scotland who are supported by the Scottish Government Festivals Expo Fund. From Scotland’s only disabled-led theatre company, Birds ofContinue reading “Two New Scottish Commissions Added to Edinburgh International Children’s Festival”
Arts & Business Scotland announces the launch of a new funding strand that brings together the creativity of the culture sector with the business acumen of those in business and the public sector, to give support in their recovery in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Culture & Business Fund Scotland COVID-19 Renewal &Continue reading “Scotland’s Culture and Business Sectors Get Post Pandemic Support”
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity that underpins and gives support to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe and that has been running since 1958, has announced that Benny Higgins has been named as the new Chair of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Board of Directors with immediate effect. Benny, who hails from and wasContinue reading “Former Chair of NGS Benny Higgins Is New Chair of the Festival Fringe Society”
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