Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
6th – 11th August inclusive, 8:45pm The Royal Scots Club (venue 241)
Tickets £10 https://tickets.edfringe.com/
May 1945: the war is over.
The Prince and his courtiers, returned from the Western Front, have come to visit Leonata and her household. Upon arrival, Claudio falls madly in love with the fair Hero and sets out to woo her. Not content with their own joy, they conspire to bring their long-suffering cousins Beatrice and Benedick together. But love is a battlefield and Dame Joan, the Prince’s misanthropic illegitimate sister, won’t be content until everyone’s new-found bliss has been shot down. Her weapons, a slyly whispered word at a masked ball and shadows viewed at the window, threaten to undo everyone’s happiness. But all is not lost as curtain twitching, busybody neighbour Dogberry and her hen-pecked husband may yet hold the key to everyone’s happiness.
Will true love conquer all? Will Joan’s plot be uncovered? Will Beatrice and Benedick ever stop bickering?!
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Performances 23rd – 26th May, inclusive, Assembly Roxy beginning at 7:30pm
Tickets £10 Advance (£12 on the door)
‘It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood’
As the Witches’ prophecies appear to be coming true, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth commit the ultimate act of murder. Once Duncan lies dead and his sons have fled the realm, Macbeth gains the crown he and his wife craved. But the natural order of the world has been destroyed and Macbeth’s reign descends into a hell for all.
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Reckless by Craig Lucas
Performances December 6th – December 9th inclusive, Assembly Roxy beginning at 7:30pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it?
Rachel certainly used to think so. At least she did until her husband Tom confessed on Christmas Eve that it isn’t Santa Claus she hears breaking in but a hitman he’s hired to kill her.
So she better run.
And run she does, plunging herself into a labyrinth of murder, embezzlement, faked disabilities, game shows and a never-ending stream of psychiatrists. In the end, will Rachel survive this pitch black comedy by Craig Lucas? And more importantly will her love of Christmas?
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Volpone by Ben Jonson, adapted by Martin Foreman
Performances August 7th – 12th inclusive, The Royal Scots Club (241) 6:30pm
He’s dying to get rich.
Meet Volpone, a rich old man who wants to become richer still. With the aid of his servant Mosca he sets out to deceive the nobility of Venice, convincing them he is on his deathbed, which prompts them to shower him with gifts in the hope of becoming his sole heir. Buoyed by success the pair persuade the merchant Corvino to offer his beautiful wife to bring Volpone back to health. Meanwhile three English tourists become entangled in the tricksters’ increasingly convoluted schemes in this Jacobean farce. Will the sly fox Volpone face comeuppance for his greed?
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beauty by Claire Wood
Performances August 7th – 12th inclusive, The Royal Scots Club 9pm
Internationally renowned photographer and one time enfant terrible of the London art scene, Ty now resides in the quiet Perthshire countryside with his girlfriend, French model and actress, Heloise. His next exhibition is scheduled but he currently has nothing to show. Trying to capture the perfect image of beauty he begins photographing teenagers. Heloise senses trouble. His agent, Callum doesn’t care as long as he delivers the exhibition on time. With Operation Yewtree looming large on the horizon, down on her luck journalist Justine sets out to score a scoop.
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