EdFringe Theatre – Amateur companies

Jul 30 2018 | By More

Edinburgh’s Amateur theatre companies on the Fringe

There are more shows made by Edinburgh-based companies at this year’s Fringe than ever before. Indeed, the Edinburgh-made offering is bigger than the whole Fringe was back in the early Seventies.

On this page you will find all the Edinburgh amateur companies who are staging productions listed in the Theatre section of the Fringe programme.

Ronnie Millar, Iain Fraser and John Somerville in a scene from Cambusdonald Royal from EPT. Pic Graham Bell

Ronnie Millar, Iain Fraser and John Somerville in a scene from Cambusdonald Royal from EPT. Pic Graham Bell

Of the 125 or so Made in Edinburgh shows, around 75 are listed in the Theatre section. The rest of the theatre productions are listed here:
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Professional companies.
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Grassroots companies.
Theatre by Edinburgh’s Youth and Student companies.

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

EdFringe 2018 Amateur Theatre Listings

Click on the name of the show to go to its EdFringe ticketing page.

Clicking on the name of the company will take you to reviews of its previous shows on Æ.

Cambusdonald Royal
Edinburgh People’s Theatre
Mayfield Salisbury Church (Venue 11)
3 – 18 Aug 2018 (not 5, 12): 14:30, 19:30 (2 hours 30 minutes)
Brothers Barnabus and Donatus of Cambusdonald Abbey are back, five years on from The Sorcerer’s Tale. When a nearby convent is burnt to the ground and its nuns (and their secret recipe for the convent liqueur) are temporarily billeted with the monks.

Casanova Dreaming
Arbery Productions
theSpace @ Niddry St (Venue 9)
6 – 25 Aug 2018 (not 12, 19): 14:15 (50 minutes)
The greatest master is passion, who makes slaves of us all… Asleep in bed with his first true love, 19-year-old Giacomo Casanova is visited by an old man who shows him his future – but is what he sees a promise or a warning?

A Fistful of Mondays
Saughtonhall Drama Group
Saughtonhall United Reformed Church (Venue 273)
6 – 11 Aug 2018: 14:30, 19:30 (2 hours 30 minutes)
It’s Monday night in Warbleswick as the All Star Line Dancing Club meet for their weekly class. Join the members as they fight, feud and fall in, and out, of love. The drama unfolds with a traitor in the ranks and mutiny on the horizon.

The Front Page
Edinburgh Theatre Arts
St Ninian’s Hall (Venue 230)
6 – 18 Aug 2018 (not 12): 14:30, 19:30 (2 hours 45 minutes)
ETA’s 25th anniversary production is an irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in a news room where an amazing array of characters capture the mood of 1920s Chicago.

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)
Arkle Theatre Company
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
13 – 18 Aug 2018: 18:15 (1 hour 30 minutes)
An eclectic group of twenty-somethings navigate wacky text messages, misleading profile pictures and awkward dates in search of true love.

Much Ado About Nothing
Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
6 – 11 Aug 2018: 20:45 (1 hour 45 minutes)
May 1945: the war is over. The Prince and his courtiers, returning from war, have come to visit Leonata and her household. Upon arrival, Claudio falls madly in love with the fair Hero…

Plaza Suite
The Edinburgh Makars
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
20 – 25 Aug 2018: 19:30 (2 hours 45 minutes)
Neil Simon’s hilarious portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 at New York’s Plaza Hotel provides three vignettes about marriages in trouble or the trouble with marriage.

Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
6 – 11 Aug 2018: 18:30 (1 hour 20 minutes)
Becs is a single mum and leader of the opposition party in Scotland. When she is offered the chance to head up the party at Westminster Becs isn’t quite sure that she could do the job anyway. The party need her to go. Her family and friends need her to stay. Are women ever really free to choose?

The Steamie
Inverleith St Serf’s Church Centre (Venue 83)
4 – 18 Aug 2018 (not 12): 14:30, 19:30 (2 hours)
It’s Hogmanay and Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers, with a little help from the not-so-handy Andy, are in a Glasgow wash house getting the washing done before the bells.

Arbery Productions
Paradise in Augustines (Venue 152)
3 – 26 Aug 2018 (not 12, 19): 18:35 (2 hours 20 minutes)
A rollicking new version of Jonson’s classic comedy. Volpone says he is dying – so the wealthy citizens will shower him with gifts in the hope they will become his sole heir.

You Remind Me of You
Arkle Theatre Company
The Royal Scots Club (Venue 241)
13 – 18 Aug 2018: 20:30 (1 hour 40 minutes)
Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. It’s a familiar story which becomes complicated when he can’t remember her face and she has her own reasons to distance herself.

Click the following links for listings of:
EdFringe professional theatre
EdFringe student theatre
EdFringe grassroots theatre

EdFringe Musicals
EdFringe shows for Children

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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