We on the EGTG committee have been closely monitoring updates from the Scottish Government on the easing of the lockdown, as I’m sure many of us have been, and under current guidance we don’t think it would be practical or responsible to prepare for a live production this year. So for the safety of the potential cast and audience we have made the decision to postpone the remainder of our 2020 season to 2021. We have already spoken to relevant rights holders and have received permission to go ahead with our performances next year. We hope you will continue to give us your support and look forward to seeing you all in person next year.Continue reading We will return after the interval.
Fringe 2020 Update
It was with heavy hearts that we received news of the Festival Fringe cancellation this week; disappointing as it is, we believe it is the correct thing to do under current advice to suspend our preparations for the Fringe. It will make for a strange August indeed without our annual visit to The Royal Scots Club, but we look forward to returning next year.Continue reading Fringe 2020 Update
The Return of The Improbables
Runs 24 Feb – 27 Apr, 19:30 18 Buccleuch Place
Book at theegtg.com, course fee £10
EGTG has announced the return of The Improbables, its highly successful Improv troupe, with a 10-week introductory course into short-form improv. Workshops will begin on Monday 24 February and run at 19:30 on Mondays for ten weeks till 4 May. The course, run by original Improbables member Gordon Craig, will teach the basic principles of short-form improvisation, with each workshop focusing on a different aspect of the artform.Continue reading The Return of The Improbables
On the back of one of its biggest years to date, the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group, EGTG, has announced it has an even larger programme in store for 2020. The theatre company is increasing the scope of both its spring and autumn programming to present a total of seven productions throughout the year.Continue reading 2020 Season
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Performances 12 -16 November, 19:30 The Biscuit Factory
Tickets £12 advance, £15 on the door.
“That’s some catch, that Catch-22.”
Captain John Yossarian is a U.S. Army bombardier and the last Assyrian alive, and he would very much like to keep it that way. Convinced that an entire army is trying to kill him, Yossarian desperately tries to evade battle (and the increasing demands of his superior Colonel Cathcart), but finds that there is always a catch. Meanwhile, the unit’s long-suffering Chaplain has found himself inadvertently caught up in a strange war of his own. And everyone is trying to locate the mysterious Washington Irving.Continue reading Catch-22