Amateurs

A second life in theatre

A second life in theatre

Susan Wales Hampson’s autobiographical notes:

Today, we remember Susan Wales Hampson who died on Sunday 15 September 2019 at the age of 72. Susan was a strong and integral part of Edinburgh’s amateur and community theatre scene for almost 20 years.

September 25, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Susan Wales Hampson

Susan Wales Hampson

Amateur theatre stalwart dies aged 72:

Susan Wales Hampson, a pillar of Edinburgh’s amateur theatre scene in both an official and personal capacity, has died on Sunday 15 September 2019. She was 72.

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Showcase 2019

Showcase 2019

★★★★☆  Melodic juggernaut:

Showcase 2019 at the Church Hill Theatre is an object lesson in how to ring the changes on a familiar formula and keep the result delightfully fresh.

September 18, 2019 | By | Reply More
Lyceum seeks carol singers

Lyceum seeks carol singers

Community choir sought for Xmas show:

The Lyceum is looking to recruit an amateur community choir made up of Edinburgh residents to sing carols as part of its 2019 Christmas show – An Edinburgh Christmas Carol.

September 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels wanted!

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels wanted!

EMT open call for April 2020 show

Edinburgh Music Theatre has put out an open call for performers to join the company for its April 2020 production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, to be staged at the Church Hill Theatre.

September 8, 2019 | By | Reply More
LYAMC & Showcase

LYAMC & Showcase

Hits show leads Autumn amateur season:

The post-fringe Autumn season of amateur company treats kicks off this week with the traditional openers of LYAMC at the Church Hill Theatre, closely followed by Showcase 2019 a fortnight later.

September 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
Krapp’s Last Tape

Krapp’s Last Tape

★★★★☆  Authentic Krapp:

Wistful and careful, Arkle’s production of Krapp’s Last Tape brings out the humanity in Beckett’s masterpiece. Often seen as a forbidding play, there is nothing remotely inaccessible about this.

August 23, 2019 | By | Reply More
Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding

★★★★★    Practically perfect:

Perfect Wedding, the Edinburgh Makars’ production at the Royal Scots, is an object lesson in how to put on a farce.

August 20, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

★★★★★  Spell-tastic

Phylactery, cystitis, and Mexican are some of the words the contestants of have to spell in Room 29 Theatre’s hilarious production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

August 16, 2019 | By | 2 Replies More
Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde

★★★☆☆    Folie á deux

Thistle N’ Thorn productions has brought Frank Wildhorn’s musical theatre take on the iconic tale of outlaw lovers, Bonnie and Clyde, to the Sweet Grassmarket this fringe.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More