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. 

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Pool (No Water)

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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The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor Holyrood by William Shakespeare

Performances 5th – 10th August, 19:00 The Royal Scots Club
Tickets £12 https://tickets.edfringe.com/

An uproarious tale of marriage, mischief, jealousy, lies, and laundry.

Set in and around Page’s Steamie on the Windsor Estate in 1950s Edinburgh, Falstaff woos two women in an attempt to swindle their husbands and regain his squandered wealth. The wily wives see through him, however, and plot their hilarious revenge. Meanwhile, Anne Page is pursued by two unlikely suitors, each one approved by her respective parents. But she prefers another.

Will true love prevail? Will Falstaff get his comeuppance and mend his ways? And will Ford ever accept that wives may be merry yet honest too?

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Skirt

skirt by Claire Wood

6th – 11th August inclusive, 6:30pm The Royal Scots Club (venue 241)
Tickets £10 https://tickets.edfringe.com/

A brand new darkly funny play exploring gender and politics in modern day Scotland

Becs is a single mum and leader of the opposition party in Scotland.  Oldest daughter Ellie is about to go off to university while Neve is still at primary school and struggling.

Becs has been offered the chance to head up the party at Westminster. But her mum has early onset Alzheimers. Her best friend Nina needs a bolt hole. And Becs isn’t quite sure that she could do the job anyway.

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Much Ado About Nothing

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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Volpone

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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