Hay Fever by Noel Coward
Performance 18 – 21 May, 19:30 Assembly Roxy, Upstairs
Tickets £15 from Assembly Roxy
£13 for EGTG Members
Meet the wealthy, self-obsessed and eccentric Bliss family; grande dame of the stage and mother Judith, novelist and father David, and their two children Sorel and Simon. Each has invited a guest to spend the weekend at their country house in rural England – and each has neglected to tell the others. Needless to say friction and hilarity ensue in this classic British comedy of manners.
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Bug by Tracy Letts
Performances 27 – 30 October, 19:30 The Biscuit Factory
Tickets available online – card payments will be available on the door.
In a seedy motel room outside Oklahoma City, Agnes, a drug-addled cocktail waitress, is hiding from her ex-con ex-husband. Her lesbian biker friend R.C. introduces her to Peter, a handsome drifter who might be an AWOL Gulf War veteran. They soon begin a relationship that takes place almost entirely within the increasingly claustrophobic confines of her motel room. Peter begins to rant about the war in Iraq, UFOs, the Oklahoma City bombings, cult suicides, and then secret government experiments on soldiers, of which he believes he is a victim. His delusions infect Agnes and the tension mounts as mysterious strangers appear at their door, past events haunt them at every turn and they are attacked by bugs, both real and imaginary.
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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.
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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.
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Pool (No Water) by Mark Ravenhill
Performances 5 – 10 August, 21:00 The Royal Scots Club
Tickets £12 https://tickets.edfringe.com/
Four struggling bohemian artists. A pool.
They have a friend who was plucked from obscurity and is now renowned, respected and rich. She has a pool in LA now – that kind of successful. It’s fantastic, fantastic, fantastic… Until one booze-fuelled skinny dip leads to a terrible accident.
Mark Ravenhill’s dark, witty comedy explores how jealousy can tear apart relationships and cause old friends to do the unthinkable.
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