Traverse Announces Six New Creative Appointments

Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre welcomes six new creative appointments across a range of partnerships, projects and productions for 2021 and beyond. Each chosen individual will bring a range of expertise and, in collaboration with the other participants and partners, will contribute to the organisation’s continued evolution to further aid the theatre’s work with both audiences andContinue reading “Traverse Announces Six New Creative Appointments”

New Role of President of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society announces thatFleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been appointed in the role of honorary President of the charity. The position, which is the first of its kind, will see Waller-Bridge act as a representative and advocate for the Fringe Society, the charity that exists to support everyone who wants to participate inContinue reading “New Role of President of Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society”

Shedinburgh Fringe Festival Announces Stream of Replay for Limited Run

In 2020, in direct response to the uncertain future facing both venues and artists, the inaugural Shedinburgh Fringe Festival was born and was led by Producers Francesca Moody and Harriet Bolwell along with writer/performer Gary McNair.  Shedinburgh’s objective was to shine a big light on the vital role of the Fringe in global culture byContinue reading “Shedinburgh Fringe Festival Announces Stream of Replay for Limited Run”

Spoken Word Club Launched at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre by Karen Dunbar

Karen Dunbar is a weel kent and weel loved comedy actor both on the Scottish stage and TV scene. Donning a different bunnet, she plans, in a joint venture with the Citizens Theatre, to introduce community groups to her passion for rap with her online Spoken Word Club.   The launch follows a successful pilot projectContinue reading “Spoken Word Club Launched at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre by Karen Dunbar”

Scottish Virtual Tour of Distance Remaining from Writer of Islander The Musical Announced

A trio of Scottish actors take on a new work from the creator of the highly acclaimed Islander The Musical, Stewart Melton. The new work, that takes the form of a collection of three theatrical stories made for the screen is entitled Distance Remaining. The three characters, played by Karen Dunbar, Reuben Joseph and DolinaContinue reading “Scottish Virtual Tour of Distance Remaining from Writer of Islander The Musical Announced”

Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre Appoints New Head of Creative Learning

The belovèd Glasgow institution that is the Citizen’s Theatre, whose Gorbals home is currently undergoing major redevelopment, has announced the appointment of Dr Catrin Evans to lead their learning and community engagement programme.  Dr Evansis a theatre-maker, academic and activist based in Glasgow. She has worked for Scotland’s leading theatre companies and is Artistic DirectorContinue reading “Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre Appoints New Head of Creative Learning”

Dance Base and Two Destination Language Explore Creative Residences

Under the name of “time to respond”, Dance Base Scotland, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance, in collaboration with Two Destination Language, explores a new way to run and share creative residencies in the age of Covid-19.   Based in Scotland, Two Destination Language was founded in 2011, and is the collaborative performance practice of Alister LownieContinue reading “Dance Base and Two Destination Language Explore Creative Residences”

Hannah Lavery Announced as Lyceum Youth Theatre Writer in Residence

Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre has welcomed, for a 7 month paid fellowship, award-winning writer, poet, performer and director Hannah Lavery as Writer in Residence for the Lyceum Youth Theatre (LYT). In her new role, Hannah will create work with and for LYT that aims to challenge, inspire and invigorate, seeking inspiration from other young people who are facingContinue reading “Hannah Lavery Announced as Lyceum Youth Theatre Writer in Residence”

Play Written by a Robot to be Shown in UK

In celebration of 100th anniversary of the première of Czech playwright Karel Čapek’s play R.U.R., in which the word ‘robot’ was first used, the Czech Centre London has partnered with Prague’s Švanda Theatre and theaitre.comto present an innovative  project entitled ‘AI: When a robot writes a play’. The idea of celebrating the centenary of theContinue reading “Play Written by a Robot to be Shown in UK”

Lyceum Announces New Artist Attachment Programme L20

L20 is The Lyceum’s new artist attachment programme that brings together a diverse mix of theatre artists from a number of strong applications, all based in the Edinburgh region, who will contribute a mix of disciplines, experience levels and personal experiences to the theatre. To help develop and support the L20, weekly meetings, career surgeries,Continue reading “Lyceum Announces New Artist Attachment Programme L20”