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.Continue reading 2020 Season
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?Continue reading The Merry Wives of Windsor
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?!
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Performances 23rd – 26th May, inclusive, Assembly Roxy beginning at 7:30pm
Tickets £10 Advance (£12 on the door)
‘It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood’
As the Witches’ prophecies appear to be coming true, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth commit the ultimate act of murder. Once Duncan lies dead and his sons have fled the realm, Macbeth gains the crown he and his wife craved. But the natural order of the world has been destroyed and Macbeth’s reign descends into a hell for all.Continue reading Macbeth