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April 2019

8th April 2019

Group: Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group Production: ‘Hand to God’ by Robert Askins-

Venue: Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU Dates/Time: Tuesday 9th – Saturday 13th April (Not Friday 12th) Tickets: £12 advance, £15 on the door

Additional Info: A play the New Yorker called Sesame Street meets The Exorcist - is a hilarious, lightning-paced, very adult comedy that explores the startling fragile nature of faith, morality, and familial ties that bind. The show in our performers’ more than capable hands is a laugh a minute even while delivering one hell of a punch. And who doesn’t love a foul mouthed puppet?

Group: Tryst Theatre

Production: War Wounds And Witchcraft  TWO PLAYS

Venue: Coach House Theatre, Alloa,

Dates/Time: 16th to 19th April 7.30pm Tickets: £11, available online at  

Additional Info:  The new follow-up to last year's Death and Deckchairs double bill which showcased Antigone and September in the Rain. Macbeth and PVT Wars, two contrasting short plays, are united by battlefields, emotional fragility, inner turmoil and injuries that need healing. Macbeth, Shakespeare’s dark and chilling play, is re-told in a 60-minute, heart-pounding modern-day version by Tryst. Gripping, intense and terrifying, the play is a classic tragedy of ruthless ambition and twisted obsession. It’s paired with PVT Wars by James McLure, a brilliant short comedy about three psychiatric patients in a veteran's hospital who are recovering from Vietnam War injuries. It does not dwell on the war but rather on the small talk that conceals the anguish and fears of the patients.

Group: Pathhead Players

Production: Men Should Weep by Ena Lamont Stewart.

Venue: Pathhead Community Hall,11 Main Street, Pathhead

Dates/ Time: 17th to 19th April.   7.30pm

Tickets: £6.50 (£5) from Pathhead Post Office, Wahlburgs, members, or at the door.

Additional Info: Written for Glasgow Unity in 1947, and re-written by Ena Lamont Stewart herself in 1982, this extraordinarily moving play focuses on women surviving in the east end of Glasgow of the 1930’s. It finds in the lives of Maggie, her family and her neighbours not only all the tragedy that appalling housing, massive unemployment and grinding poverty can produce, but also a rich vein of comedy - the sense of the ridiculous, the need for a good laugh

Event:  One-Act Festival: SCOTTISH FINAL     

Venue: Adam Smith Theatre,  Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1ET Dates/Time: Thurs 25th to Saturday 27th  April    7pm start.

Tickets: single night £16 or buy a season ticket for three nights. £45. Tickets are on sale now from the Adam Smith Theatre box office: Phone: 01592 583 302  Disabled Bookings: 01592 583 302 Additional Info: The very best of Scottish amateur theatre with 8 one-act plays presented over 3 nights. These are the winning plays from over 100 entries to Scottish Community Drama's local and regional festivals all across Scotland.  Adjudicated by Alan Haslett. Three great evenings of theatre are guaranteed.  Of course the programme is not yet known as there are still 3 Divisional Finals yet to come. Once they are complete we will be able to announce the 8 teams taking part at Kirkcaldy.   You are all sure of a warm welcome and a great weekend of drama and socialising. There is plenty to do in and around Kirkcaldy, with plenty of places for shopping, eating and drinking. If your tastes are a bit more cultural, there is the Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery just over the road from the theatre. The beautiful Fife coast also awaits you with a variety of scenery. Double and twin bedded rooms have been reserved for SCDA in the Beveridge Park Hotel.   Price per room £70 B and B or £60 for single use.   Anyone interested should email  to book.