Jen McGregor

A £97m opportunity

A £97m opportunity

Measured support for £1.57 billion for arts:

The announcement of a £1.57 billion package of support for the art across the UK has been met with near universal acclaim. But is it a lifeline or an opportunity?

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Cavalleria Rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana

★★★★☆  effective:

Edinburgh Studio Opera has followed a path of noire inevitability into the dark heart of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, the tale of a returning soldier, a spurned lover and a vengeful secret told.

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Madame George

Madame George

★★★☆☆  Great chemistry:

Madame George, by award winning playwright Keir McAllister at Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose on Chambers Street, is a dark comedy filled with easy laughs that are tinged with a great sadness.

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This Script

This Script

★★★★☆   Very clever:

Written and performed by Jenny Lindsay and directed by Jen McGregor, This Script at the Scottish Storytelling Centre is utterly engaging and thought provoking.

August 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
EdFringe Dance, Cabaret & Spoken Word

EdFringe Dance, Cabaret & Spoken Word

Edinburgh’s other companies on the Fringe

With over 140 different productions made in Edinburgh at this year’s Fringe, some companies are choosing to diversify where they place their listings in the Fringe brochure.

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Heaven Burns

Heaven Burns

★★★☆☆  Fiery history:

Heaven Burns, Jen McGregor’s exploration of some of the murkier corners of Scottish history at the Assembly Roxy, has a dark and spooky feel. Its power is not always sustained, but it nevertheless has considerable impact.

August 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
The WWI Wardrobe Project

The WWI Wardrobe Project

★★★☆☆  Historical accuracy:

The WWI Wardrobe Project has emotional force as well as a certain charm as Immersive Response’s production seeks to make 1917 more immediate.

August 16, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
EdFringe Theatre – Professional companies

EdFringe Theatre – Professional companies

Edinburgh’s Professional 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. Here’s a listing of the theatre shows put on by professional companies…

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Heaven Burns the Roxy

Heaven Burns the Roxy

McGregor wins 2018 Assembly Roxy Theatre Award:

Edinburgh-based playwright Jen McGregor has won this year’s Assembly Roxy Theatre Award for her script Heaven Burns, which will now be staged at the Roxy during this year’s Edinburgh fringe.

March 14, 2018 | By | Reply More
Flying in the Hothouse

Flying in the Hothouse

High wire trapeze at Traverse Hothouse:
The Traverse is preparing for its annual Hothouse event, promoting four work-in-progress performances from Edinburgh-based companies, running this week from Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 November 2016.

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