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Dickens of a dozen

Dickens of a dozen

Final scenes of A Tale of Two Cities:
When the touring production of A Tale of Two Cities hit town, it picked up a dozen willing amateur performers to provide a chorus and help drive the story.

November 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Vive la Douzaine!

Vive la Douzaine!

Life on stage for the #TwoCitiesDozen:
With the touring production of A Tale of Two Cities drawing its Edinburgh dates to a close, Æ reader Suzanne Senior is almost at the end of her stint as one of the Two Cities Dozen – the 12 community performers taking part in the show.

November 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Girding the dozen…

Girding the dozen…

The #TwoCitiesDozen get kitted and fitted:
As the Touring Consortium Theatre Company production of A Tale of Two Cities opens at the King’s Theatre tonight, Æ reader Suzanne Senior talks about the process leading up to opening night.

November 8, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Two Cities Twelve

Two Cities Twelve

Two Cities Community Tale:
The big Touring Consortium Theatre Company production of A Tale of Two Cities opens at the King’s Theatre this week, but unlike most shows coming into the theatre, it won’t just be the touring actors on the stage.

November 7, 2016 | By | 3 Replies More
Cat-Like Pinafore

Cat-Like Pinafore

It’s Pinafore Captain, but not as we know it
Guest post from Vinca Russell:
This fringe, in amongst a host of new musicals and interpretations of hot Broadway shows, there are just two written by Gilbert and Sullivan.

August 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Gray Wins Stage Award

Gray Wins Stage Award

Andy Gray’s Willie is an “unmissable tour de force”.
Andy Gray has won a coveted Stage Award for Acting Excellence for his performance as William Donaldson in Willie and Sebastian at the Gilded Balloon.

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Flare of Firework Facts

A Flare of Firework Facts

The EIF’s firework concert – or as we have learned to call it in recent years, the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert – must be one, if not the, favourite event at the Edinburgh International Festival. Here are a few facts and tips for getting the best out of the event.

August 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wordly Wise: As one door closes?

Wordly Wise: As one door closes?

It is a sad day at Æ, where our resident poet, the one and only J. A. Sutherland, has decided that he will have to cease being resident. So here, for the May Day weekend, he says adieu or, we hope, à la prochaine.

May 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Giving Voice – Wordly Wisdom for All

Giving Voice – Wordly Wisdom for All

For his round-up of spoken word events during the last weeks of April, resident poet J. A. Sutherland looks at events drowned out by the louder voices – in particular, those that don’t claim to be ‘spoken word’ but in which words are spoken and/or read aloud.

April 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Wordly Wisdom for a short month

Wordly Wisdom for a short month

Resident poet J. A. Sutherland reports back on recent goings-down in the world of Edinburgh’s spoken word events – and keeps us up-to-date with its goings-on in a month short in days, but not in spoken words…

February 3, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More