EdFringe Theatre – Amateur Companies

Jul 30 2019 | By More

Edinburgh’s Amateur theatre companies at EdFringe

As the fringe continues to grow, so does the input from Edinburgh-based companies. This year there are an unprecedented 93 different productions in the theatre section of the Fringe programme alone.

That includes 13 productions from the Amateur sector, listed on this page, as well as the youth, student, grassroots and professional sectors

The cast of EPT’s Second Honeymoon

In order to make things clearer, we have divided the listing up into four parts. On this page you can find an alphabetical listing of all the productions being staged by the city’s excellent Amateur theatre companies.

The rest of the theatre productions are listed here:
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Amateur companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Grassroots companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Youth and Student companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Professional companies

These distinctions are sometimes slightly arbitrary, and professional companies also mentor youth companies so do look through the different sections. Also, don’t forget to look at what is on in the Musical Theatre, Children’s and Dance sections.

Amateur Company Listings

Goodbye Charles – Free
8 Minute Dirge / Free Festival
Laughing Horse @ City Cafe (Venue 85)
19 – 25 Aug: 14:25 (1 hour)
Jill’s husband Charles mysteriously disappears after she refuses to grant him a divorce. Concerned something has happened, Jill follows a string of clues to try and find out the secret Charles was keeping from her. Book here.

Krapp’s Last Tape
Arkle Theatre Company
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
20 – 24 Aug: 11:30 (1 hour)
One man sits alone in a room. Why? Beckett’s master work brought to life for the modern day. Book here.

Low Level Panic
Arkle Theatre Company
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
12 – 17 Aug: 18:15 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Being a woman these days is exhausting. You’re either too afraid or not afraid enough. Ignorance is bliss for Jo, Mary and Celia, but you can’t ignore fear forever. It’s crazy what one porno magazine can do. Book here.

Merry Wives of Windsor
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
5 – 10 Aug: 19:00 (1 hour 30 minutes)
An uproarious tale of marriage, jealousy, lies and laundry. Will dastardly Falstaff get his comeuppance and mend his ways? Will true love prevail? Will Ford accept that wives may be merry yet honest too? Book here.

Never None (but She)
Asterglow Theatre
theSpaceTriplex (Venue 38)
2 – 10, 19 – 24 Aug: 11:05, 11:55 (50 minutes)
These are stories of resilience. Of dark days and bright nights. Of harm and healing. Of people sowing planets and sewing stars in the sky. Generations of hurts and hopes merge in this tapestry of tales. Book here.

Perfect Wedding
The Edinburgh Makars
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
19 – 24 Aug: 19:30 (2 hours 30 minutes)
Waking in the bridal suite on his wedding day, Bill finds a strange girl in his bed. The previous night’s a blur. With his bride expected any minute, he must find a convincing explanation – hilarious mayhem ensues. Book here.

pool (no water)
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
5 – 10 Aug: 21:00 (1 hour)
A group of bohemian artists. A pool. Everyone’s welcome. It’s fantastic, fantastic, fantastic… until the skinny-dipping accident. Mark Ravenhill’s dark, witty comedy on betrayal and envy shows how one person’s success can rip apart friendships. Book here.

Raised Voices
Raised Voices
theSpaceTriplex (Venue 38)
12 – 17 Aug: 15:00 (45 minutes)
A play about loss, love, hope and homelessness. Developed and performed by the members of Raised Voices, an award-winning homelessness and mental health charity, this powerful drama highlights some of the reasons that people find themselves homeless. Book here.

Second Honeymoon
Edinburgh People’s Theatre
Mayfield Salisbury Church (Venue 11)
2 – 17 Aug (not 4, 11): 14:30, 19:30 (2 hours 20 minutes)
Set in an Ayrshire guest house in the 1960s, this hilarious comedy follows a week in the life of Mr and Mrs McIlroy who have chosen to revisit where they had spent their honeymoon 25 years earlier. Book here.

Suddenly Last Summer
Edinburgh Theatre Arts
St Ninian’s Hall (Venue 230)
5 – 17 Aug (not 11, 15): 14:30, 19:30 (1 hour 40 minutes)
After witnessing Cousin Sebastian’s horrific murder, Catherine paints a story so fantastic that her aunt, Violet Venable, refuses to believe it. In Tennessee Williams’ haunting play, how far will a mother go to preserve her son’s reputation? Book here.

Surprise Package
Saughtonhall Drama Group
Saughtonhall United Reformed Church (Venue 273)
5 – 10 Aug: 14:30, 19:30 (2 hours 30 minutes)
Viva España! The Tinsley family have arrived. Ron, the son, wants to meet up with his exgirlfriend Gloria and, with misunderstandings within the families, new liaisons arise. Fun and frolics in the sun. Book here.

Taming of the Shrew
Arkle Theatre Company
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
12 – 17 Aug: 20:30 (1 hour 30 minutes)
The 1950s: a golden era, idyllic, patriarchal. Pretty Bianca yearns for what every girl wants, a husband. But her father is refusing unless her sister Kate marries first. And sharp-tongued Kate? Kate wants more! Book here.

Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre (Venue 83)
3, 5 – 10, 12 – 17 Aug: 14:30, 19:30 (2 hours 15 minutes)
37 years of Scots comedy on the Fringe. Following on from the success of Educating Agnes and Good Things, we once again return to Liz Lochhead’s wit and originality with her take on Moliere’s Tartuffe. Written in rhyme, as Liz Lochhead calls it ‘the rhythm of spoken Scots’, this rollicking blend of contemporary Glasgow patter, traditional Lowland Scots and lethally sophisticated female wit, brings out the marvellous blend of political satire and black comedy used in the original. Book here.

Click the following links for listings of:

Theatre by Edinburgh’s Amateur companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Grassroots companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Youth and Student companies
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Professional companies
Musical Theatre by Edinburgh-based companies
Children’s Theatre by Edinburgh-based companies
Dance, Cabaret and Spoken Word by Edinburgh-based companies

If your show should be in this listing but isn’t, or you feel it has been put in the wrong heading, please do contact us.


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