Archive for January, 2018

Song of the Goat & Plastic Heroes

Song of the Goat & Plastic Heroes

★★★☆☆ Charmingly cartoonish & ★★★★☆ Playful:

Manipulate Festival is back and its performance side got off to a smashing start on Monday with two hugely inventive and darkly comic shows which both use toys as puppets.

January 31, 2018 | By | Reply More
CS calls emergency board meeting

CS calls emergency board meeting

Creative Scotland responds to pressure over RFO cuts:

Creative Scotland has today, Tuesday 30 January 2018, responded to pressure from across the theatre community at the removal of 20 organisations from its network of Regularly Funded Organisations.

January 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Guys wanted

Guys wanted

EMT short of men for Guys and Dolls:

Edinburgh Music Theatre has put out an extended casting call for male performers to take part in its amateur presentation of Guys and Dolls at the King’s Theatre this May 2018.

January 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Joe at the helm…

Joe at the helm…

EUTC stage UK premier of Bouchard hit:

The Edinburgh University Theatre Company is staging the UK premiere of Michel Marc Bouchard’s Tom at the Farm at the Bedlam, opening on February 7 2018, under the direction of Joe Christie.

January 27, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Elephants

Elephants

★★★★☆ Accomplished debut:

Some excellent acting distinguishes ‘festive black comedy’ Elephants from new company Threepenny Theatricals upstairs at the Roxy.

January 26, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Creative Scotland’s creativity fail

Creative Scotland’s creativity fail

Communication breakdown as CS announces RFO network:

Creative Scotland announced its latest round of fixed three-year funding on Thursday 25 Jan 2018 with what looks like the organisation’s best aimed – and least necessary – shot at its own feet ever.

January 26, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Shock cuts to theatre companies

Shock cuts to theatre companies

Mixed results in Creative Scotland’s latest funding round:

Edinburgh’s Catherine Wheels and Lung Ha’s theatre companies have had 100% core funding cuts in a day of mixed fortune for the city’s theatre as Creative Scotland announced its latest funding round.

January 25, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
The Lover

The Lover

★★★☆☆    Cool:

There is a bittersweet delicacy to The Lover, the Lyceum’s collaboration with Stellar Quines and Scottish Dance Theatre, that cannot quite compensate for a lack of emotional fire.

January 25, 2018 | By | Reply More
Open call for Saughtonhall

Open call for Saughtonhall

West Edinburgh amateurs hold hold open evening:

Saughtonhall Drama Group is holding an open evening and audition for its Spring show, Cocoa and Cuddles by Jane Lockyer Willis, this Friday 26 January 2018.

January 22, 2018 | By | Reply More
Celebration: Revue 2018

Celebration: Revue 2018

★★★☆☆     Magic in Musselburgh:

The Honest Toun’s am dram clan banishes the winter blues with a production filled with fun and talent in the 2018 version of their annual revue: Celebration.

January 20, 2018 | By | Reply More