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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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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By Noel Coward
It is with regret that we have had to postpone our production of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever due to the ongoing health crisis. We are hopeful that we will stage the play in spring 2021. For those of you who have bought tickets already, refunds should be issued by the venue Assembly Roxy within 3-5 days.
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Thank you to the cast for their understanding, and to our audience for your continued support.
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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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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