Fringe Society Launches Fringe Days Out for Its Fifth Year

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has for the fifth year launched its flagship community engagement programme, Fringe Days Out that has seen nearly 10,000 people participate since starting as a pilot programme in 2017 to mark the Festival’s 70th anniversary. Fringe Days Out involves partnerships with 33 schools, community groups, charities and organisations around Edinburgh, and provides FringeContinue reading “Fringe Society Launches Fringe Days Out for Its Fifth Year”

Red Ellen Lyceum Theatre

Ellen Wilkinson was a pioneer left wing working class politician who worked tirelessly on grassroots campaigns like the Jarrow March and went on to be the only female cabinet minister in Attlee’s Labour Government. Writer Caroline Bird deserves high praise not just for her firecracker script but for her research in unearthing a story about yetContinue reading “Red Ellen Lyceum Theatre”

Cast Announced for Dundee Rep’s New Black Comedy The Bookies

The Bookies is a dark thriller comedy that’s based on an idea that emerged over 15 years ago from two working class Scottish writers and long term friends, Mikey Burnett and Joe McCann. Written in East Coast dialect, the play is set in an Edinburgh bookies’ and deals with themes of  misogyny, racism, greed and addiction.Continue reading “Cast Announced for Dundee Rep’s New Black Comedy The Bookies”

Sound–Based Performance from Appau Jnr Boayke-Yiadom at Fruitmarket 

The Fruitmarket Warehouse, part of the Fruitmarket Gallery, is a new space for art in Edinburgh that lends itself to performance. In May it will play host to multi-media performer Appau Jnr Boayke-Yiadom  who challenges  ideas that that live performance involves seeing the performer’s body. There have been two iterations of the concept with the firstContinue reading “Sound–Based Performance from Appau Jnr Boayke-Yiadom at Fruitmarket ”

Young Theatre-Makers to Present Bryony Kimmings’ Revolting at Traverse Theatre

Theatre Company Wonder Fools, whose aim  is to present lost, unknown and forgotten stories in theatrical form, present a  version of award winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings’  Revolting played by a group of young theatre-makers. For one night only at  the Traverse, Scotland’s new writing theatre, young people from fifteen different locations across Scotland willContinue reading “Young Theatre-Makers to Present Bryony Kimmings’ Revolting at Traverse Theatre”

Scotland’s Circus Cabaret Cirqulation is Back

Sunday 24 April sees Assembly Roxy host the return of Scotland’s iconic Circus Cabaret Night created by Edinburgh-based company Delighters, with Cirqulation: Future –  a celebration of life, growth, survival, change and perseverance. The line-up, curated by founder Jusztina Hermann, seeks to represent a new wave of circus acts emerging alongside international touring talents that rarely take toContinue reading “Scotland’s Circus Cabaret Cirqulation is Back”

Magic Goes Wrong Festival Theatre

Here we have the latest offering from the “Goes Wrong” crew, Mischief Theatre – or perhaps that should be franchise rather than crew these days, given how they have built on the success of the original Play that Goes Wrong. With several follow ups, and two series on BBC television, they are a force toContinue reading “Magic Goes Wrong Festival Theatre”

Orphans The Musical King’s Theatre

Peter Mullen’s 1998 pitch black comedy film Orphans has been transposed to the stage in musical form thanks to a germ of an idea from director Cora Bissett that has grown to gloriously full bloom in the hands of a veritable dream team of creatives. The story centres on the four Flynn family siblings asContinue reading “Orphans The Musical King’s Theatre”

New Scottish Comedy to Be Presented As a Performed Reading by Citadel Arts Group

Leith based performing arts group and registered charity, that encourages older writers and creatives, announce their latest project. From the pen of Edinburgh writer Carolyn Lincoln, who is a former Glasgow Herald staff journalist, radio ‘soap’ writer and occasional contributor to The Scotsman, they present Nan & Rita and the Dear Departed. Set before BrexitContinue reading “New Scottish Comedy to Be Presented As a Performed Reading by Citadel Arts Group”

Palestinian Dancer Farah Saleh Set to Perform at Fruitmarket Gallery This April

Palestinian Dancer Farah Saleh Set to Perform at Fruitmarket Gallery This April The end of April 2022 sees Palestinian dance artist Farah Saleh  give three days of performances in the Warehouse,  a new space for art at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. It will see Saleh return to the Fruitmarket three years after her performance WhatContinue reading “Palestinian Dancer Farah Saleh Set to Perform at Fruitmarket Gallery This April”