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Cultural quickies

Cultural quickies

Edinburgh’s responses to Covid-19

With everyone having to stay at home, and all the theatres and TV studios dark, it seems that every actor and their cat has started up a daily YouTube or Facebook Live show.

March 27, 2020 | By | Reply More
7,000 tune in to Stand

7,000 tune in to Stand

First Saturday Night Live from The Stand a hit:

Almost 7,000 people tuned in live to watch the Edinburgh Stand comedy club’s first ever Saturday Night Live streaming event on Youtube.

March 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Comedy keeps Standing

Comedy keeps Standing

The Stand to stream Saturday Night Live free

Edinburgh’s Stand has announced it is to live stream its Saturday Night Live show, this Saturday 21 March 2020. The stream will be free, with donations welcome.

March 20, 2020 | By | Reply More
Anger at government “advice”

Anger at government “advice”

Government’s refusal to ban social gatherings slammed, but theatres aren’t giving up the day job just yet.

The Government has been attacked for insisting on providing “advice” to the public on social distancing and to organisers in pulling public events, rather than providing clear instructions to do so.

March 18, 2020 | By | Reply More
Covid-19 Theatre status

Covid-19 Theatre status

The current status of Edinburgh’s theatres due to Covid-19:

As the Covid-19 situation changes hourly, this page contains the current open or closed status of each Edinburgh theatre.

March 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
More shows off

More shows off

Two more amateur shows postpone:

This week’s production of Men Should Weep at the Church Hill Theatre has been postponed as one of the EPT company has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the coronavirus.

March 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
EIF Postpones Launch

EIF Postpones Launch

Changed date now cancelled, due to Covid-19

The Edinburgh International Festival has postponed the launch of the 2020 Festival, which had already been changed to an online only event on Wednesday 18 March.

March 16, 2020 | By | Reply More
King’s, Festival & Studio dark

King’s, Festival & Studio dark

Capital Theatres “cancels or postpones” all March & April shows

Capital Theatres, which runs the King’s, the Festival and the Studio theatres, has announced that it is cancelling or postponing all performances at the three venues in March and April 2020.

March 16, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Covid-19 Latest – Sunday 15 March

Covid-19 Latest – Sunday 15 March

Round up of Edinburgh theatres’ responses:

Edinburgh’s theatres have continued with their scheduled performances over the weekend and have announced their intentions to continue with their planned programmes for the immediate future.

March 15, 2020 | By | Reply More
SCDA One Acts cancelled

SCDA One Acts cancelled

Finals and Eastern Division round cancelled but EPT take precautions:

The Scottish finals and the Eastern Division round of the SCDA One Act Festival have been cancelled as the Byre Theatre is cancelling all public events until Sunday May 31 2020.

March 13, 2020 | By | Reply More