Covid-19

Edinburgh Venues’ £1.7m Covid funds

Edinburgh Venues’ £1.7m Covid funds

Covid-19 money good news for staff and freelancers:

Four Edinburgh venues will share £1,719,200 from the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund to help them stave off insolvency, secure staff jobs and provide opportunities for freelancers.

August 6, 2020 | By | Reply More
Threat to King’s refurb

Threat to King’s refurb

“Double Jeopardy” for King’s over refurbishment funds:

Money collected by Capital Theatres and allocated for the proposed £25million refurbishment of the King’s Theatre has, ironically, put the future of the theatre in doubt.

August 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Fest of Theatre for 2021

Fest of Theatre for 2021

EGTG call Zoom meet to plan May event:

The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group is proposing a three day Festival of Theatre in May 2021 and is inviting all Edinburgh’s amateur and community theatre companies to join the planning.

August 5, 2020 | By | Reply More
Shedinburgh Culture

Shedinburgh Culture

Traverse & Soho Theatre’s ShedFringe collaboration:

A simple pun has grown into the latest Edinburgh Fringe collaboration, bringing Gary McNair together with producer Francesca Moody on the stages of the Edinburgh Traverse and London’s Soho Theatre.

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
Miraculous

Miraculous

★★★★☆ Barmy army

Borderline Theatre Company and the Gaiety Ayr have created a bouncy online version of David F Ross’s comedy caper novel about an Ayrshire band that once had an unexpected number one hit.

July 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
Grid Iron New Show

Grid Iron New Show

Doppler announced for August dates:

Edinburgh-based site-specific specialist theatre company Grid Iron has announced provisional dates for its new production of Doppler, from as early as Monday 24 August, if lockdown eases as expected.

July 31, 2020 | By | Reply More
CS Comedy Support Claim

CS Comedy Support Claim

Creative Scotland claims “We do support comedy as an art form”:

Creative Scotland has released a series of tweets defending its support for comedy in Scotland, saying it comes through support for venues, bridging bursaries and its Open Fund.

July 29, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Garden Party

The Garden Party

★★★☆☆ Lucid:

The Garden Party, Vaclav Havel’s 1960s absurdist take-down of communist bureaucracy gets an invigorating and lucid outing in this live Zoom production from Big Mind Theatre.

July 26, 2020 | By | Reply More
A Garden Zoom

A Garden Zoom

Big Mind bring Havel play to Zoom:

Vaclav Havel’s absurdist comedy, The Garden Party, is to get three live Zoom performances by Edinburgh-based Big Mind Theatre over the next three evenings.

July 23, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Trav in redundancy talks

Trav in redundancy talks

Over a third of jobs at risk as theatre closed to 2021:

The jobs of 11 customer-facing and technical staff at the Traverse are at risk as the theatre enters redundancy talks with its 28 permanent staff and announces it will be closed until 2021.

July 17, 2020 | By | Reply More