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Macbeth forced online

Macbeth forced online

E.A.S. abandons plans for al fresco Macbeth

Edinburgh Acting School’s planned outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Halloween weekend has been forced to move online, as current Covid-19 restrictions were extended this week.

October 23, 2020 | By | Reply More
Outside, Damned Spot

Outside, Damned Spot

E.A.S. plans al fresco Macbeth at Marchmont St Giles:

Edinburgh Acting School is planning to stage an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at St Giles Churchyard, Marchmont, on Halloween weekend.

October 17, 2020 | By | Reply More
May the Fourth be with Will

May the Fourth be with Will

Star Wars Shakespeare parody to get live reading:

The people behind the weekly Shakespeare live reading are stepping up to the plate today, May the Fourth, to give a live reading of Ian Doescher’s Star Wars.

May 4, 2020 | By | Reply More
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

★★★☆☆ Uneven updating:

Arkle’s take on The Taming of the Shrew is a largely successful attempt to make relevant one of Shakespeare’s plays that is most troubling to modern audiences.

August 14, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Merry Wives of Windsor/Holyrood

The Merry Wives of Windsor/Holyrood

★★★☆☆ Shakespeare transported:

Let’s get one thing straight right away, EGTG’s show at the Royal Scots Club is not an expose of the fun and frolics of the female members of the Scottish parliament.

August 10, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Brave Macbeth

Brave Macbeth

★★★★☆  Brilliant
Young critics scheme review:
Captivate Theatre’s production of Brave Macbeth directed by Sally Lyall at Pleasance Above, shines a completely different light on Shakespeare’s tragedy with modern twists and props galore.

August 5, 2019 | By | Reply More
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Æ’s Young Critics on the LYT’s Dream:

The four young actors from Edinburgh youth theatre Strangetown being mentored by Æ during this fringe, started their critical journey with some of Edinburgh’s finest youth companies.

August 3, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Summer on Stage 2019

Summer on Stage 2019

A Midsummer Night’s Dream & Teechers

LYT turn to potent comedy for this year’s Summer on Stage at the Lyceum with a two night double bill of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Godber’s Teechers.

July 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
EGTG EdFringe Open Call

EGTG EdFringe Open Call

Shakespeare and Ravenhill for #EdFringe Shows:

EGTG has announced open auditions for its two 2019 Edinburgh Fringe productions on Wednesday 24 and Sunday 28 April when it is looking for a total of 19 cast members.

April 2, 2019 | By | Reply More
EUSC take on the Shrew

EUSC take on the Shrew

New look at Shakespeare’s troubling work:

Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company is this week taking on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew – a tricky choice given the misogyny which underpins its comedy, but one which the company is tackling head on.

March 9, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More