Rab C. Nesbitt star launches biography:
Gregor Fisher made his household name as BBC Scotland’s Rab C. Nesbitt, now he is launching a biography at the Assembly Rooms which reveals his early life.
Theatre buildings open this weekend:
For anyone heading off for a peak behind Edinburgh’s normally closed doors this weekend, 25/26 September 20915, a half dozen theatre buildings are taking part in Doors Open Day.
The resilience of the Chamber Opera of Chicago is never in doubt as the company stick at their operetta adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion to the end, working hard to bring in at just under three hours.
Workshop event at Assembly Rooms, 3 Feb:
The second round of public events around the Desire Lines project is held today when participants will debate six key topics which have emerged as “desire lines” for Edinburgh’s cultural future.
Assembly Rooms to host debates on Edinburgh’s cultural future:
The next phase of the Desire Lines strategy to crowd-source input to Edinburgh’s cultural strategy has been announced for Tuesday February 3.
✭✭✭✭✩ River of emotion
Intriguingly stark, elusive and completely human, Stellar Quines and Lung Ha’s co-production of 13 Sunken Years has a poetic and mysteriously gripping quality.
✭✭✩✩✩ Lacking conviction
Some satirical humour can be found in Keir McAllister’s referendum comedy A Split Decision in Studio Two at the Assembly Rooms, but overall it must be counted as a missed opportunity.
St Andrew Square will be used as an official part of the Fringe for the first time this August, as Salt ‘n’ Sauce promotions puts three venues into the area as part of the Assembly Rooms Fringe.
Bite The Bullet is another successful transfer to the Assembly Rooms from Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint. Described as a ‘one-act rock ‘n’ roll comedy with songs’, it is all of these things and more besides.
The Makar’s secure place in contemporary Scottish culture is signalled by the use of her name in the title of Martin McCardle’s God Bless Liz Lochhead. While she does not pop across from her show elsewhere in the Assembly Rooms to make an appearance, her spirit is certainly present in Fair Pley’s production.