Brunton Theatre Announces Hansel and Gretel as 2021 Pantomime

Musselburgh’s well-loved local theatre joins the ranks of venues returning to live performances for this Yule season. This year’s pantomime, Hansel and Gretel, comes from the pen of award winning writer and theatre maker, John Binnie. John, who was the founder and director of Glasgow’s Clyde Unity Theatre, has been behind past successful pantos inContinue reading “Brunton Theatre Announces Hansel and Gretel as 2021 Pantomime”

Theatre in Schools Scotland Brings New Programme This Autumn

Theatre in Schools Scotland (TISS) is produced by Imaginate and National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) to develop the provision of theatre and dance performances available for schools to host for their pupils. This season sees six leading theatre and dance organisations for children and young people in Scotland come together in a new creative programme for Scotland’s primary schools and nurseries in 2021/22. TheseContinue reading “Theatre in Schools Scotland Brings New Programme This Autumn”

Elvis Inspired Show from Claire Cunningham Set to Tour Parts of Europe

Glasgow-based choreographer and performer Claire Cunningham is one of Europe’s most acclaimed disabled artists who in 2021 was honoured for her Outstanding Artistic Development in dance at the German Dance Awards.  Her work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches and the exploration of the potential of her own specific physicality with a consciousContinue reading “Elvis Inspired Show from Claire Cunningham Set to Tour Parts of Europe”

Musical with Environmental Message at Dundee Rep this November

In a one-off concert performance on Saturday 6 November, This Is A Love Story, an original musical telling the 200,000-year love story between Earth and Humanity, will be performed and live streamed at Dundee Rep. This Is a Love Story was commissioned by Vicky Graham Productions and developed with support of Arts Council England andContinue reading “Musical with Environmental Message at Dundee Rep this November”

Back of the Net Tribute to Fitba Legend Rose Reilly

Rose Reilly may be a name that trips easily off the tongue of many Scottish football fans but while the rest of the populace may have heard of  her male counterparts who were   giants in the game, this Scottish Amazon of fitba is disgracefully less well known. That imbalance was redressed somewhat when BBC AlbaContinue reading “Back of the Net Tribute to Fitba Legend Rose Reilly”

Scottish International Storytelling Festival Reveals 2021 Programme

This year’s theme of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF), that is a mix of online events that cross the globe and small-scale face-to-face events, is Imagine when audiences will be invited to imagine pasts, futures, or a timeless other. SISF plans to return to theatres with almost 40 events taking place across Scotland, includingContinue reading “Scottish International Storytelling Festival Reveals 2021 Programme”

Leith Citadel Arts Group Go Live Again This September

Citadel Arts Group, the Leith-based charity that gives voice and space to older people’s creativity, has had a programme of audio plays entitled Leithers One Family. One of these is The Aliens by Laure Paterson which has been adapted from William Haddow’s novel of the same name. While the play is available to listen to via CitadelContinue reading “Leith Citadel Arts Group Go Live Again This September”

Two Scottish Theatre Companies Team Up for World Premiere This October

Multi award-winning theatre company for people with learning disabilities in Scotland, Lung Ha, and Edinburgh based touring theatre company Plutôt La Vie that brings work with a Scottish European flair, have joined forces to present the World Premiere ofAn Unexpected Hiccup. The play, described as ‘a long night of comic misunderstandings, sinister goings on andContinue reading “Two Scottish Theatre Companies Team Up for World Premiere This October”

Imaginate Announces New Board of Trustees Chair

Imaginate, Scotland’s national organisation that promotes, develops and celebrates theatre and dance for children and young people, has announced the appointment of Lynne Halfpenny as their  new Chair of the Board of Trustees. Laura Turney, who is succeeded by Halfpenny and who then will become Vice-Chair said “I would like to extend a warm welcomeContinue reading “Imaginate Announces New Board of Trustees Chair”

Scottish Dance Theatre Collaborates with Beijing-based Yabin Studio in Film

Scottish Dance Theatre reconnects with Asia through a unique collaboration with Beijing-based Yabin Studio on 合[Hé], a short film exploring our relationship with nature and the environment. Shot by the dancers themselves, the film weaves a visual tapestry capturing the dancers from Scottish Theatre Dance performing in Dundee and Yabin Studio in Beijing. The projectContinue reading “Scottish Dance Theatre Collaborates with Beijing-based Yabin Studio in Film”