The biggest ever Edinburgh Gang Show is set to hit the stage of the King’s this week with what might also be the largest cast ever to appear in a show at the theatre.
Cross-cast version of The Gamblers for Summerhall:
This week, for four nights only, a fascinating foray into cross-casting finds itself at the Dissection Room of Summerhall, where Greyscale theatre company dig their scalpels into one of Gogol’s lesser known works.
Brian Conley on walking the Barnum tightrope:
Barnum, the musical based on the 19th-century circus entrepreneur and self-styled “greatest showman on earth”, hits the Playhouse stage next week.
Traverse Hothouse response to explosion of local productions:
This August, almost 90 Edinburgh-based productions appeared at the fringe – more than ever before. While the amateur, professional and youth companies were present as usual, it was in Edinburgh’s unfunded, shoestring companies that the real growth was obvious.
Performing Nassim Soleimanpour’s White Rabbit, Red Rabbit:
The stage was set, the house was in and the house lights down. It was time, now, for the next performance of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.
Rare performance of Lehar operetta
Opera Comerata is bringing a rare production of The Count of Luxembourg by Franz Lehar to the Church Hill Theatre this week.
Drama on stage as Scotland decides
The Traverse leads the way with referendum-orientated theatre in the final week before polling on Thursday, although there is a celebration of the Scottish written word from the NTS and a spot of post-referendum experimentation down at the Village Pub on Friday.
New Scottish musical premieres this week:
Prophecy, a brand new Scottish musical by MST Productions, will get its world premiere at the St Bride’s Centre this week, running from Tuesday to Saturday.
The MGA Academy of Performing Arts are bringing the Scottish premiere of The Addams Family to Edinburgh for three performances only this weekend.
The notion that new writing permeates the very fabric of the Traverse theatre is being given concrete evidence this week, as a series of 200 word plays are inscribed on the walls.