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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

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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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Ballet Hispánico: Carmen – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Artistic Director – Eduardo Vilaro Reviewer: Dominic Corr Priding itself with a connection to its roots, the Ballet Hispánico company stitches the grandeur of ballet with the accessibility of Latin movement. Exploring Latino culture, seeking to educate whilst also entertain, Ballet Hispánico talents lie not just in dance, but in identity and awareness. From the beginning, there is little question ...

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Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

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Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald King’s Theatre favourite Allan Stewart is back to host his Big Big Variety Show for a fifth year with a packed line up featuring some of his best showbiz pals. This isn't a rerun of previous incarnations, the 2018 Big Big Variety Show is fit to bursting with a new lease of life. Gone are the tired ...

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The Last Bordello – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: David Leddy Director: David Leddy Reviewer: Dominic Corr "If you would like a programme, it's just in the bin to your right" before this evening's production commences, already we are on a slight back foot. An innovative theatrical creation has lasting effects outside of its runtime, something synonymous with David Lenny and Fire Exit theatre. Those familiar with his ...

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