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Edinburgh, Cream of the CATS

Edinburgh, Cream of the CATS

Edinburgh companies win half CATS 2024

Three Edinburgh companies shared half the Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2024 (CATS), awarded in a ceremony at the Glasgow Theatre Royal today, Sunday 16 June.

Jun 16 2024 | By | Reply More
Preview & Listings: Mon 10 – Sun 16 June 2024

Preview & Listings: Mon 10 – Sun 16 June 2024

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week?

Its a week of big shows in small numbers, with the pick of the theatre coming from Sally Reid’s CATS-winning performance in Shirley Valentine at the Lyceum.

Jun 12 2024 | By | Reply More
SIX not out

SIX not out

Sold out show to return in 2025

This week’s performances of SIX at the Edinburgh Playhouse, like nearly every performance of the show, sold out well in advance. The good news is that SIX is to return in October 2025, with tickets on sale now.

Jun 10 2024 | By | Reply More
Tales from the Towpath

Tales from the Towpath

★★★★☆ Water-born histories

It’s not often that productions begin with a safety warning – and the reassurance that you are unlikely to drown if the venue sinks – but not many productions are staged on a barge on the Union Canal.

Jun 6 2024 | By | Reply More
Harris’s Duchess goes West End

Harris’s Duchess goes West End

Dr Who star plays title role in Lyceum-created play

Jodie Whittaker is to play the title role in The Duchess, Zinnie Harris’s bloody indictment of misogyny, at the Trafalgar Theatre in London’s West End, Oct 5 – Dec 20 2024.

Jun 5 2024 | By | Reply More
Preview and Listings: Mon 3 – Sun 9 June 2024

Preview and Listings: Mon 3 – Sun 9 June 2024

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week?

It’s a big week for local youth company Strange Town with four shows on offer,  the opening of Scottish Opera’s rather wonderful Traviata at the Fesital and the final week of Sunset Song at the Lyceum.

Jun 5 2024 | By | Reply More
Lung Ha at 40: Spotlight on… Kiki McLeod

Lung Ha at 40: Spotlight on… Kiki McLeod

Lung Ha at 40

To mark its 40th anniversary, Lung Ha theatre commissioned a series of portraits of the 25-strong company from Edinburgh-based photographer Peter Dibdin. We are publishing a new portrait every fortnight. Today our spotlight is on Lung Ha actor Kiki McLeod.

Jun 4 2024 | By | Reply More
Bookfest ends sponsorship deal

Bookfest ends sponsorship deal

“Collective” agreement to end 20-year partnership with Baillie Gifford

The board and management of Edinburgh International Book Festival have announced that the Festival’s 20-year partnership with main sponsor Baillie Gifford has been ended by mutual consent.

May 30 2024 | By | Reply More
Preview & Listings Mon 27 May – Sun 2 June 2024

Preview & Listings Mon 27 May – Sun 2 June 2024

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week?

It’s the big week for Edinburgh’s children’s theatre with the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival iin town, featuring no less than four Scottish productions among the 14 shows in venues around town.

May 29 2024 | By | Reply More
Children’s Fest List

Children’s Fest List

Children’s Festival Listings

Here are the full listings for Imaginate’s Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2024. The festival also features a day of free pop-up performances at the Museum of Scotland on Saturday 25 May.

May 29 2024 | By | Reply More