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Come Hell or High Water – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Guy Hollands Script Editor: Martin Travers Composer: Finn Anderson Movement: Jen Egdar Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald One of 50 new works commissioned by Sky Arts, The Citizens Theatre Community set out to explore changing identity in a post-Brexit Britain in Come Hell or High Water. What resulted was a raw, exploratory journey into the psyche of Glasgow as it fights ...

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NEWS: Edinburgh International Magic Festival to return for ninth year in May

The Edinburgh International Magic Festival returns for its ninth year over a week in spring rather than summer, running from Friday 11 to Saturday 19 May. The event will showcase some of the world’s most celebrated illusionists, proving that magic is an art form with the power to enchant, mystify, challenge and leave audiences speechless. Beginning with a Wizard World Gathering and finishing ...

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NEWS: Scottish Government Save Scottish Youth Theatre from Closure

Announcement by Scottish Culture Secretary allows company to continue during Year of Young People. A short-term funding agreement has been reached to enable the Scottish Youth Theatre to remain open beyond July 2018, allowing young people across the whole of Scotland to benefit from their programmes. The company had previously announced that they would have to cease operations in July ...

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NEWS: Life Changes Trust pledges renewed funding to dementia friendly communities in Edinburgh theatres

The Life Changes Trust has renewed its funding to support dementia friendly communities at the Festival and King’s Theatres in Edinburgh. Capital Theatres, which runs the prestigious Edinburgh theatres, was initially awarded £320,000 in 2015 to help create dementia friendly venues so that people with dementia and those who care for them can continue to enjoy participating in the arts. ...

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NEWS: Leading theatre charity changes its name to Capital Theatres

Scotland’s largest independent theatre organisation, Festival City Theatres Trust, is changing its name to Capital Theatres. Effective from Thursday 1 March, the charitable trust which runs the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio, rebrands as Capital Theatres. The name change reflects the growth of the organisation and the need to establish an identifiable ‘home’ brand for its three Edinburgh ...

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How to Act – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer and director: Graham Eatough Reviewer: Gareth Davies In an age of 'fake news' and #MeToo, the National Theatre of Scotland's exploration of the intersection between narratives of reality and power seems eerily prescient. Under the guise of a masterclass hosted by a world-renowned theatre practitioner Nicholl (Robert Goodale), what transpires is a provocative questioning of the very nature of ...

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The Play That Goes Wrong – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer:  Tom Ralphs Everyone has seen bad amateur drama – doors that don’t open, guns that don’t fire, dead people that sneeze. Everyone has suppressed a snigger while watching these shows, normally because a friend or family member is in the cast and they don’t want to laugh out loud and ...

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Bingo! – Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

three women and a table

Writers: Anita Vettesse and Johnny McKnight Director: Jemima Levick Composer: Alan Penman Reviewer: S.E. Webster Pens at the ready! Eyes down! It’s fun, entertaining and contains only minor bloodshed. Not your average night at the theatre – much better in fact! A new collaboration between Stella Quines Theatre Company and Grid Iron, Bingo! focuses on the trials and tribulations of ...

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