Friel’s Lovers for Leitheatre:
Fans of the late great Irish playwright Brian Friel should be in for a treat this week as Leitheatre revive one of his early plays, Lovers, at the Church Hill Theatre.
Hashtag #GangShowDay as GS hits King’s:
The return of the Edinburgh Gang Show to the King’s Theatre this Tuesday signals the turning of the season more, even, than the John Lewis Christmas advert.
Urban Fox take Home Town Tour:
Urban Fox has announced a short tour for it’s Edinburgh fringe hit Heartlands to the home towns of its company before a short stay at London’s King’s Head Theatre as part of its #Festival45.
New play follows the Bruces to Ireland:
Thanks to Mel Gibson’s Braveheart, the world knows of Robert the Bruce’s triumph at Bannockburn – which earned Scotland her freedom. At least according to his film.
Showcase 2015 back at the Church Hill
Not content with blowing away the King’s Theatre for its 25th anniversary production in May, Showcase is returning to the Church Hill Theatre next week for its annual show.
Blackout back, with Auburn’s Proof:
Amateur company Blackout Productions return to the Edinburgh stage for their second production when they bring Proof to the St Bride’s centre.
It’s Pinafore Captain, but not as we know it
Guest post from Vinca Russell:
This fringe, in amongst a host of new musicals and interpretations of hot Broadway shows, there are just two written by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Sondheim’s Into the Woods opens Friday:
This week the 130 young participants in the Playhouse’s summer Stage Experience take off Into the Woods with a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s popular musical.
Tickets on sale 8.30am, Tue 23 June:
Edinburgh Book Festival 2015 tickets go on sale tomorrow morning with a strong number of theatre-related events in the mix.
Premiere of Pulse at NEA:
Guest post by Jackie Kemp
Mairi Campbell’s new show Pulse opens Friday 12 June 2015 at North Edinburgh Arts, telling the story of her musical coming of age – beginning with an indictment of a classical music education which she felt stifled her creativity.