EdFringe Theatre – Student companies

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More

Edinburgh’s student & youth theatre companies on the Fringe

There are more shows made by Edinburgh-based companies at this year’s Fringe than all the shows at the 1972 Edinburgh Fringe put together.

This year, 75 of the Made in Edinburgh productions are in fringe programme’s theatre section – out of a total of 125 different shows, many of them staged by Edinburgh’s youth and student companies.

A preview performance of Monster in the Hall from Capsize Collective. Pic Capsize Collective

A preview performance of Monster in the Hall from Capsize Collective. Pic: Capsize Collective

To make our listings easier to read, we have divided the theatre element into four parts. On this page you can find an alphabetical listing of all the productions being staged by the city’s innovative student theatre companies. This is a mix of companies containing those studying acting, companies which are part of student organisations and the city’s youth companies.

The rest of the theatre productions are listed here:
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Professional companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Grassroots companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Amateur companies

These distinctions are sometimes slightly arbitrary, so do look through the different sections. Also, don’t forget to look at what is on the in the Musical Theatre and Children’s sections.


EdFringe 2018 Student and Youth Theatre Listings

Antigone
Amplify Time Productions and New Celts Productions
theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39)
5 – 25 Aug 2018 (odd dates only): 14:25 (1 hour 20 minutes)
All eyes are on the city of Thebes. Antigone dares to raise the question: whose laws matter most – the laws of men or the laws that come from natural or divine justice?

Blackout
PQA Edinburgh
PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court (Venue 277)
3 – 7 Aug 2018: 13:00 (50 minutes)
A hard-hitting play about getting bullied, fighting back, trying to make a name for yourself, turning vicious, doing something stupid, losing everything, then finding your way again.

Breathing Corpses
Split Brick Theatre and New Celts Productions
theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39)
4 – 24 Aug 2018 (even dates): 15:45 (1 hour 20 minutes)
When a corpse is found, the story is always that of the victim. But what about the people who found the bodies?  What does dealing with death reveal about life?

Dr Korczak’s Example
Strange Town Theatre Company
Just Festival at St John’s (Venue 127)
3-4, 6-7 & 10-11 Aug 2018: 19:15 (1 hour 15 minutes)
Dr Korczak was a Polish doctor and writer, who passionately championed every child’s right to freedom, respect and love. In the final days of the Warsaw ghetto, he refused to  abandon the young people in his care.

Eight
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre (Venue 49)
20 – 27 Aug 2018: 14:00 (1 hour)
Daring and loud, with biting humour and exhilarating power that thumps throughout the script, Ella Hickson’s eight monologues examine the impact of a sex, image and commerce-obsessed society.

Hecate
Little Shakespeare Company
Paradise in The Vault (Venue 29)
13 – 18 Aug 2018: 11:10 (50 minutes)
The chilling time travel story of the genesis and death of Lady Macbeth. Hovering in a lucid dream, helpless as she wrestles with her innocent self, the line between good and evil disappears.

Jumpers for Goalposts
Kite in the Storm Theatre and New Celts Productions
theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39)
5 – 25 Aug 2018 (odd dates only): 12:50 (1 hour 20 minutes)
After getting sacked from the Lesbian Rovers for being too bossy, Viv has a mission: to make five-a-side LGBT football team, Barely Athletic, league winners.

Like Drowning
Theatre Paradok
theSpace @ Niddry St (Venue 9)
20 – 25 Aug 2018: 18:50 (50 minutes)
E and V are women, or so they think. But what is a woman anyway? Using artificial intelligence to generate characters, Tehatre Paradok explores identity, abuse and the pervasive gender inequalities that still exist in today’s society.

The Monster in the Hall
Capsize Collective and New Celts Productions
theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39)
4 – 24 Aug 2018 (even dates only): 12:50 (1 hour 20 minutes)
A day in the life of Duck Macatarsney as she cares for her dope-smoking biker father who suffers from multiple sclerosis. David Greig’s script is directed by Iain Davie with Niloo-Far Khan.

Much Ado About Nothing
Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company
theSpace @ Niddry St (Venue 9)
20 – 25 Aug 2018: 14:55 (1 hour)
Updated to the lush setting of 1980s Sicily. Gossip and betrayal threaten to the budding romances of four lovers apart. Joe Christie’s adaptation balances the text’s playful dialogue and achingly romantic core while experimenting with a new setting.

Nitro
Glass Knuckles Productions and New Celts Productions
theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39)
4 – 24 Aug 2018 (even dates only): 14:25 (1 hour 5 minutes)
When a mismatched group of rebellious young art students are tasked with another mundane project, they are inspired to do something different. Something real. Something more than just another PowerPoint presentation…

Number, Please.
Paprichoo
theSpace on North Bridge (Venue 36)
3 – 25 Aug 2018 (not 12, 19): 20:05 (50 minutes)
1952. When an unsuspecting switchboard operator answers a mysterious call from a dying woman, she is entrusted with a top-secret message that pulls her into an international plot to destroy the world.

Persephone
PQA Edinburgh
PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court (Venue 277)
3 Aug, 4 Aug, 5 Aug, 6 Aug 2018: 12:00 (50 minutes)
Life for the Gods on Mount Olympus isn’t just about lounging around and eating grapes. When Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, is abducted by Pluto, the God of the underworld, life changes for everyone.

Propeller
The Network and Pleasance Theatre Trust
Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
1 – 27 Aug 2018 (not 13, 21): 13:00 (1 hour)
So you want to change the world? Really? You? You Instagram-checking, avo-smashing, coconut-flat-white sipping loser? Yeah, the world sucks sometimes – OK, a lot. But you can’t do anything about it. Can you?

The School Film
PQA Edinburgh
PQA Venues @Riddle’s Court (Venue 277)
3 Aug, 4 Aug, 5 Aug, 6 Aug, 7 Aug 2018: 14:00 (50 minutes)
When the whole school watch an old British classic from the 1940s they absorb the adventures of the characters in the old story – and begin to discover what their own expectations might be.

Sob Story
Pretty Knickers Productions and New Celts Productions
theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39)
5 – 25 Aug 2018 (even dates only): 16:00 (1 hour 5 minutes)
Six friends hope to win Yorkshire’s Got Talent, but rehearsals get derailed when they realise talent isn’t enough – they need a tale of tragedy and triumph to win the judges’ hearts.

Click the following links for listings of:
EdFringe professional theatre.
EdFringe amateur theatre.
EdFringe grassroots theatre
.
EdFringe Musicals
EdFringe shows for Children.

If your show should be in this listing but isn’t, or you feel it has been put in the wrong heading, please do contact us.

ENDS

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