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.
Six new plays from Traverse Fifty writers, the sharp return of award winning Perth Theatre director to Scotland and the next instalment of Stella Quines Canadian trilogy are on the menu at the Traverse this August.
A hugely popular radio series from the era of the BBC Light Programme is resurrected at the Church Hill Theatre this week, as Edinburgh People’s Theatre bring Dick Barton, Special Agent to the stage.
Les Mis star Jeff Leyton is to return home to appear in a fund-raising concert, The Butterfly and the Wolf 2, at Greyfriars Kirk this Sunday, June 1.
Innovative Edinburgh-based theatre company Plutot la Vie go out on tour this week, with the English Language premiere of La Tragedie Comique.
Fans of Edinburgh’s amateur theatre and musical scene are having a thrillingly diverse week of it, with three productions opening tonight and tomorrow: August: Osage County, Me and My Girl, and Takin’ Over the Asylum.
The Summerhall arts complex has announced its first major performance commission. Song of the Goat will return for this year’s fringe with Return to the Voice, performed off-site in St Giles Cathedral.