Treats from the Traverse across this December

As we all plod our way through a bleak 2020, this strange year’s final month will be lit up by some festive fare from the Traverse Theatre’s all year digital platform known as Traverse 3. The range of shows, from new productions to returning shows, should bring some theatrical anticipation this advent. Award winning GlasgowContinue reading “Treats from the Traverse across this December”

Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2020 Goes Digital This December

Edinburgh International Magic Festival, aka Magicfest, that was founded in 2010 by Svetlana McMahon and Kevin Quantum, is a not for profit organisaton that promotes magic as an art form.   Like other arts organisations, Magicfest can’t have live performances so, like many others, is going digital over 5 days in December 2020 with a line-upContinue reading “Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2020 Goes Digital This December”

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Launches Fringemas Fundraiser

The 2020 Fringe may have been cancelled but hope runs high for 2021 with the launch of a campaign called Fringemas Fundraiser that aims to raise £25,000 by the 17th December 2020 for the charity. The money will allow the organisation to help bring back the festival in 2021; support artists and other participants toContinue reading “Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society Launches Fringemas Fundraiser”

Early Festive Treat at Traverse from Irish New Play Company Fishamble

As part of the Traverse digital programme, a Scotsman Fringe First Award winner in 2019 comes back to Edinburgh in Traverse 3 for the first two weeks in December. Mustard, written and performed by Eva O’Connor, is a one-woman show about heartbreak, madness and condiments as coping mechanisms. When E meets the man of herContinue reading “Early Festive Treat at Traverse from Irish New Play Company Fishamble”

New Version of Annual Manipulate Festival Announced for 2021

Scotland’s visual theatre, puppetry and animated film festival, Manipulate, that’s been brightening Edinburgh’s dark early months since 2008, announce it’s 2021 return in a new form.  In a brief YouTube video, Puppet Animation’s CEO, Dawn Taylor launched the programme that will run from 21st January till 21st February 2021 with the three aims of provocation,Continue reading “New Version of Annual Manipulate Festival Announced for 2021”

Rapunzel the Pantomime to be Screened at The Brunton

This year’s annual panto in Musselburgh’s Brunton theatre takes a new form. Instead of a live stage production, this season’s version of the Grimm’s fairy tale Rapunzel from the redoubtable John Binnie, will be screened in the Brunton’s cinema space instead. We will see Rapunzel who was locked in a tower being rescued by herContinue reading “Rapunzel the Pantomime to be Screened at The Brunton”

Premiere of New Filmed Version of Stage Play Fibres Announced

Fibres, the jointly produced play from Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh’s Stellar Quines, has been remade as a filmed version that will premiere online on Wednesday 25 November at 7pm. Written by award-winning playwright Frances Poet, Fibres explores the deadly legacy of asbestos in the Clyde shipyards, giving voice to the stories of women andContinue reading “Premiere of New Filmed Version of Stage Play Fibres Announced”

Lung Ha Theatre Company Brings Play on Disability Experience to Traverse 3

The Traverse Theatre online festival, that takes place in the digital space known as Traverse 3, for the next month presents a rehearsed reading entitled The Bus Stop.  Written by actor Gavin Yule, the play has been developed as part of a new mentoring programme from Lung Ha Theatre, Scotland’s leading theatre company for peopleContinue reading “Lung Ha Theatre Company Brings Play on Disability Experience to Traverse 3”

Panto Dames Go Digital for Some Festive Fun This Christmas

Writer and sometime pantomime dame, Neil John Gibson, has come up with an idea to bring some panto fun to YouTube this Christmas. Inspired by his recorded Lockdown Diaries for the Howden Park Centre Facebook, when he thought about his fellow thespians who’d be out of work this Festive season, Gibson has put together aContinue reading “Panto Dames Go Digital for Some Festive Fun This Christmas”

The Osmonds: A New Musical Set to Tour UK in August 2021

Remember The Osmonds? They were the white American boy band of the ‘60s and ‘70s when they enjoyed enormous popularity with teen and older audiences, selling over 100 million records worldwide. In August 2021, The Osmonds: A New Musical will have its world premiere at London’s New Wimbledon Theatre as part of a UK & IrelandContinue reading “The Osmonds: A New Musical Set to Tour UK in August 2021”