News & Upcoming Shows

Virtual Table Read – August 5th – Bug

Bug by Tracy Letts will be EGTG’s first post-lockdown live performance. Come and take part in the reading and learn about the auditions!

Well…we’re back! (We hope…)

With Eidinburgh moving swiftly towards level zero, we are pushing forward with our planned Halloween production of Bug by Tracy Letts (Killer Joe, August Osage County), directed by David Grimes (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, Reckless, The Lady Killers, August Osage County). The production will be mounted the week of Halloween at the Biscuit Factory.

To that end we are delighted to be announcing the reading of the script on Thursday, August 5th at 19:30 via zoom. A link to the zoom room will be provided to all ticket holders of the event. Tickets for this event are free and can be found at our Eventbright Page.

Auditions will be held the week of the 16th with details to be decided and announced post government advice on the 9th. We are hoping to hold in person auditions but may defer to on-line dependent on guidance. Rehearsals will begin late August.

For more information, please see the plot synposis below or contact us at helloegtg@gmail.com.

Bug by Tracy Letts

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. Tracy Letts’s tale of love, paranoia, and government conspiracy is a thought-provoking psycho-thriller that mixes terror and laughter at a fever pitch.

Virtual table-read: Festival Fringe

Virtual table-read of three scripts for the Festival Fringe

Wed 23 June, 19:30 on Zoom
Tickets free via Eventbrite

An advance look at the three scripts proposed for the 2021 Festival Fringe. We’ll be reading through three short pieces written by the EGTG membership with a view to producing each of them as part of our digital programme in August.

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The Satyricon

The Satyricon
a dramatisation of Gaius Petronius’ classical text by Martin Foreman

Tues 18 May, 19:30 via Zoom 

Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton are three penniless young men footloose in the Roman Empire. With narrator Gaius Petronius as their guide and a cantankerous group of Actors bringing to life the people they encounter, the trio find themselves at the heart of adventures of seduction, deception, love, thievery, violence and more.

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R.U.R.

R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots)
by Karel Čapek (courtesy of eBooks@Adelaide)

Wed 21 Apr, 19:30 via Zoom 

“The best sort of worker is the cheapest worker. The one that has the least needs.”

On an island off the coast of Europe, Rossum’s Universal Robots produce the ideal artificial workers: strong, tireless, without desire or emotion. But what will come of humanity when its labour is no longer needed? And are the “robots” as soulless as their creators think? Can there be redemption from the apocalypse of technology run amok?

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Fringe 2021 Update

— Updated 11 April —

This is the time of the year when we would normally be announcing auditions for the 2021 Festival Fringe. Unfortunately that is not the case and we have made the decision to postpone our planned productions once again, with the intention of bringing both The Merchant of Venice and Bloody Wimmin to the stage in 2022. 

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