Double Date for VPT

Jun 22 2014 | By More

Village Fete and 5 Minute Theatre at the Village

The Village Pub Theatre is to host two nights of all-new short-form theatre at its home in the Village Pub on Fort Street Leith.

VPT Village FeteTonight, Sunday 22 June, VPT is presenting Village Fete, a night of six short plays about villages and community featuring new writing from regular new guest writers. Besides the plays, directed by Caitlin Skinner and Caro Donald, there will be village fete-themed activities including a coconut shy and plenty of bunting.

James Ley, playwright and producer, said: “Taking place on the final night of Leith festival, it’s a big weekend for us as VPT was born at the 2012 Leith Festival, so I guess you could say we’re two! ”

On Monday, VPT will be one of two Edinburgh Hub’s for the National Theatre of Scotland’s Yes, No, Don’t Know Five Minute Theatre Show. The night will be filmed and live streamed by NTS. Entry will be free for everyone on a first come, first served basis.

Commenting on the two nights, VPT artistic director Caitlin Skinner said: “We have always felt the name ‘The Village’ was very appropriate for the pub and for the work and community of VPT so this month we’re going to celebrate and explore that. Village Fete will include six short plays supported by some good old fashioned Fete activities.

“I’m also really pleased with the pieces we will perform as part of NTS’s Five minute theatre which have taken on the theme of independence with great thoughtfulness, insight and as usual a sense of humour.”

Writers on Sunday’s village fete-themed night are: Jonathan Holt, Samuel Jameson, Ellie Stewart, Sophie Good, Lisa Keddie and Helen Shutt. Their plays will be performed by Jonathan Holt, Samuel Jameson, Belle Jones, Liz Strange and Mary Gapinski.

The Yes, No, Don’t Know Five Minute Theatre Show writers are: Grace Cleary, Giles Conisbee, Sam Siggs, Sophie Good, Helen Shutt, Andrew Tullis, Craig Grant, Louise Knowles and Ellie Stewart. Performances will be by Steve MacMahon, Samuel Jameson, Belle Jones, Nicola Jo Cully, Saras Feijoo and Mary Gapinski. Direction will be by Caitlin Skinner.


Village Fete
Sunday 22 June 2014
8pm. £3.
The Village Pub, 16 South Fort Street, Leith, EH6 4DN

Yes, No, Don’t Know Five Minute Theatre Show
Monday 23 June 2014
7-11pm. Free entry.
The Village Pub, 16 South Fort Street, Leith, EH6 4DN

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