Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Angela Harkness Robertson
Performances 29 Nov – 3 Dec, 19:30 Assembly Roxy, Central
(Matinee 14:00 Sat 3 Dec)
Tickets £15 via Assembly Roxy, £13 for EGTG Members
Book online or telephone: 0131 623 3000
We have endeavoured in our faithful adaptation of this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put our audiences out of humour with themselves, with each other, or with the season. May it haunt your houses pleasantly.
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Cast announced for ambitious new production of classical comedy.
A first-century comedy is being reimagined with a modern perspective this October, bringing an impressive range of new talent to the Edinburgh stage. In the fast and funny, not to mention filthy and philosophical, classic The Satyricon, thirteen actors will have plenty of scope to grab the audience’s attention.
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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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Hand to God by Robert Askins
Performances: 9th – 13th April (not including Friday 12th) 8:00pm Assembly Roxy
Tickets £12 advance, £15 on the door theegtg.com/tickets/
Mild-mannered, shy Jason has sought solace in his mother’s Christian puppet ministry after the death of his father. In the basement of a conservative church in Cypress, Texas, Jason discovers a blossoming talent for puppetry and thinks that things might just turn out okay. His mom and Pastor Greg seem pleased, the local bully is largely indifferent, and his puppetry has even caught the eye of the cute girl in the youth group.
But the youth group has a monster in their midst: Jason’s puppet, Tyrone. As Tyrone’s foul-mouthed, irreverent, and devilishly funny influence over Jason steadily grows, no one’s secrets are safe. Not content with mere anarchy, Tyrone won’t be satisfied until he’s dragged everyone to hell and back.
Is Tyrone simply Jason’s voice of grief and rage, or is Tyrone something far more sinister? Is Tyrone what he claims to be: the devil?
Hand to God, a play the New Yorker called Sesame Street meets The Exorcist, is a hilarious, lightening-paced, very adult comedy that explores the startling fragile nature of faith, morality, and familial ties that bind
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All About My Mother A play by Samuel Adamson, based on the film by Pedro Almodovar
21st – 24th November inclusive, 7:30pm Assembly Roxy
Tickets £10 advance, £12 on the door
“To all actresses who have played actresses. To all women who act. To men who act and become women. To all the people who want to be mothers.”
Pedro Almodovar, to the audience of All About My Mother
In Barcelona, Manuela makes a new life for herself after the death of her son, working on a stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire. She is reunited with an old transgender friend, Agrado, who she finds working as a prostitute, and makes new friends in the shape of Rosa, a terminally ill young nun, and Huma Rojo, the famous and formidable grand dame stage actress whom her late son idolised.
As Manuela rebuilds her life in a new city with a new job and new friends, her son’s estranged father returns to her life with tragic and life changing consequences for them all. Continue reading All About My Mother