More shows off

Mar 16 2020 | By More

Two more amateur shows postpone

This week’s production of Men Should Weep at the Church Hill Theatre has been postponed as one of the EPT company has been diagnosed with Covid-19, the coronavirus.

In a separate development, Arkle has also announced that it is postponing its production of Tony Cownie’s adaptation of Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins, which was due to play the Hill Street Theatre in April.

Mandy Black, Margaret Swan and Elizabeth Douglas in Men Should Weep. Pic Graham Bell

Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s Graham Bell told Æ: “Men Should Weep has been postponed. One of the cast has contracted the virus so we all have to self isolate.

“We have decided to postpone rather than to cancel as too much hard work has gone in (to the production) and we hope to perform it at some future date to be decided.”

The company had previously put in train a series of stringent measures to ensure that their production of Ena Lamont Stewart’s classic play could go ahead. Nor would it have fallen under the Scottish Government’s advice concerning public gatherings of more than 500 people.

Twins off

Arkle was to have staged The Venetian Twins from Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 April at the Hill Street Theatre.

In a statement on its website, the company said: “In light of the current health crisis it would not be fair to attempt to stage the show when we are so uncertain as to the position in two weeks time.

“For those that have purchased tickets online to date there will be a full refund, please just give us a few days to get that organised, we thank you for your patience.

“We intend at this stage to produce the play again in the early part of next year.

“At this point in time we are still very hopeful of staging our Fringe productions and we are aiming for audition readings for these some time in late April.”


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