Details of 17/18 season announced:
The Lyceum is to stage ten shows in its 2017-18 season, the second in David Greig’s tenure as artistic director and the final year in the current funding round.
A time to take risks:
The Lyceum’s artistic director, David Greig, talks about the background to the 2017/18 season and his reasoning behind it.
International celebration of #EdFringe’s 70th anniversary
The Edinburgh fringe is leading plans for an inaugural World Fringe Day on July 11, to acknowledge the 70th anniversary of what would become the Edinburgh fringe.
Footlights seeks creatives for February show:
Edinburgh University Footlights has announced that its February 2018 production will be Fame the Musical and has put out an open call for the creative team to stage the show.
Gilded Balloon programmes Rose Theatre for #EdFringe:
The new Rose Theatre, Peter Schaufuss £1.8M conversion project from the former Charlotte Methodist Chapel, will be programmed by the Gilded Balloon for this year’s fringe.
Darius to reprise Funny Girl role opposite Sheridan Smith:
The Edinburgh Playhouse has announced that Darius Campbell will be playing the role of Nick Arnstein opposite Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the theatre this week to Saturday 15 April 2017.
Fresh take on Easter Story:
Edinburgh’s Easter Play in Princes Street Gardens gets a fresh perspective this Saturday, as new writer Kamala Jane Santos puts Mary, mother of Jesus, in the narrator’s role.
Second audition date for American Idiot:
Shoogley Peg has announced a second audition date for its 2017 summer intensive programme, leading up to performances of American Idiot at the Edinburgh King’s.
Casting call for #EdFringe Steampunk Opera:
New Edinburgh company Thistle N’ Thorn productions is to stage Paul Shapera’s steampunk opera, Dolls of New Albion at edFringe 2017 and has issued an open casting call to audition for the production.
Grassmarket Projects Crowdfunding for fringe
Grassmarket Projects is crowdfunding the costs of hiring a venue to stage Doglife, the second part of the Doubting Thomas Trilogy, at the 2017 fringe.