National Theatre of Scotland launches Scenes for Survival

In response to the coronavirus crisis, the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) will be launching a new season of digital short artworks as part of its crisis responsive artistic project.  EntitledScenes for Survival,the workshave beencreated in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Scotland’s leading theatre venues and companies,Continue reading “National Theatre of Scotland launches Scenes for Survival”

Leith Theatre Trust gets aid from Theatres at Risk Fund

Leith Theatre was built for the people of Leith ‘as a gift from the people of Edinburgh’, and opened in 1932. The Category B listed building, that lay empty from 1988 until 2016, is  part of a complex that includes Leith Library, the Registrar’s Office and the Thomas Morton Hall. Although it has been threatenedContinue reading “Leith Theatre Trust gets aid from Theatres at Risk Fund”

National Theatre of Scotland announces 8 week online family programme

This is the time of year when the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival usually takes place. Like everything else in the arts world, that longstanding annual event has been cancelled. However, all is not lost. The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS), in association with Starcatchers, Scotland’s theatre specialists for the under 5s and Imaginate, Scotland’s foremostContinue reading “National Theatre of Scotland announces 8 week online family programme”

Playfulfest Bi-annual Programme Unveiled

Even in lockdown, there’s space for a new festival in Edinburgh! Saras Feijoo is an Edinburgh-based performance artist. She has recognised the power of being playful in performance as an opportunity for a festival. The first took place in 2018 under the name of the Edinburgh Contemporary Clown Festival, garnering praise from Scotsman critic, JoyceContinue reading “Playfulfest Bi-annual Programme Unveiled”

Catherine Wheels Theatre Company Exploring ‘new normal’

Catherine Wheels is Scotland’s most celebrated children’s theatre company. Created in 1999 by Artistic Director, Gill Robertson, the internationally acclaimed Musselburgh based company is reaching out to artists and all practitioners interested in work for young audiences to help the company explore what children’s theatre could look like in ‘the new normal’. Gill Robertson comments, “We recognise thatContinue reading “Catherine Wheels Theatre Company Exploring ‘new normal’”

Traverse Theatre Launches Digital Series for Aspiring Young Writers

Continuing its commitment to creating opportunities for anyone to connect with and unleash their innate creativity, the Traverse theatre announces a new series of Open Submissions Workshops and the delivery of digital Scratch performances. These will enable their Young Writers Group to continue their creative development and share new stories with audiences through an onlineContinue reading “Traverse Theatre Launches Digital Series for Aspiring Young Writers”

Puppetry at Home New videos announced

Puppet Animation Scotland was founded in 1984 and is a champion of puppetry, visual theatre and animation at home as well as across the world, providing year round support to artists working in these fields. For the first time during its 37 year existence, Puppet Animation Scotland has had to make the difficult decision toContinue reading “Puppetry at Home New videos announced”

The Tailor of Inverness

This review first appeared in the Edinburgh Guide in 2010 Matthew Zajac (Tailor), Jonny Hardie, Gavin Marwick (musicians), Magdalena Kaleta (Polish voice) Ben Harrison (director) Matthew Zajac (producer), Ali Maclaurin (set and costume design), Kai Fisher (lighting design), Tim Reid (video design), Timothy Brinkhurst (sound design) Sholto Bruce (production manager) It is a daunting taskContinue reading “The Tailor of Inverness”

Electric Voice Theatre

Electric Voice Theatre announces upcoming on-line projects Electric Voice Theatre (EVT) is an award-winning contemporary music theatre acappella ensemble based in England. As well as commissioning and creating cutting edge vocal music for theatrical performance, they participate in creative multi-disciplinary collaborations with diverse disciplines including science, visual arts, dance, rap, opera, electronics and computing. TheyContinue reading “Electric Voice Theatre”

Circling A Fox – The Story Of The Tailor Of Inverness

Some plays come and go. Some endure. Matthew Zajac’s The Tailor of Inverness is one of the enduring ones. First performed at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it has since garnered numerous awards following over 275 performances seen by over 40,000 people in 12 countries.  Zajac’s play, from Highland Theatre Company Dogstar, is the physicalContinue reading “Circling A Fox – The Story Of The Tailor Of Inverness”