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Fringe Events In August (page 1)

ARBERY PRODUCTIONS - TWO SHOWS- TWO VENUES.   All three Fringe weeks.

1.   2.15pm CASANOVA DREAMING by Martin Foreman.

Venue 9 theSpace, Niddry Street  6th -25th (not Sundays),

Tickets: 6th  & 7th  £7.50 (£6), 8th  - 25th   £9.00 (£7.00)  "The greatest master of all is passion".   A new one-act drama.  Asleep in bed with his first true love, nineteen-year old Giacomo Casanova is visited by an old man who shows him his future - but is what he sees a promise or a warning?  An exploration of themes of love, loss and death inspired by the city of Venice.     Adult themes, so limited to 16 years old and above.

2.  6.30pm VOLPONE by Ben Jonson (adapted by Martin Foreman)

Venue 152 Paradise Sanctuary (aka St Augustine's Church), 3rd  - 26th  (not 12th  or 19th ),  

Tickets:  3rd – 7th: £10.00 (£7.00), 8th – 26th : £14.00 (£10.00)  

"He's dying to get rich".     With the aid of his wily maidservant Mosca, Volpone convinces the wealthy citizens of Venice that he is on his deathbed - prompting them to shower him with gifts in the hope that they will became his sole heir. Buoyed by success, the pair persuade merchant Corvino to offer his beautiful wife to bring Volpone back to health, while a trio of English tourists gets involved in other schemes.

EDINBURGH PEOPLE’S THEATRE:

 Venue 11, Mayfield Salisbury Church Hall, 18 West Mayfield.

3rd  to 18th * 7:30pm  (*No shows Sat evenings or Suns). Mats 2:30pm.

Tickets: £12.00(full) / £10.00(conc) www.ept.org.uk/boxoffice

CAMBUSDONALD ROYAL’ by James Scotland

Join us for our sixth year at Venue 11 and our 61st Fringe! Brithers Barnabus and Donatus of Cambusdonald Abbey are back, now five years on from the events of 'The Sorcerer's Tale'. Another crisis hits Cambusdonald when the nearby convent is burnt to the ground and its nuns are temporarily billeted with the monks in the Abbey. The nuns bring with them their secret recipe for the convent liqueur and many other problems as well. Merry monks meet naughty nuns and more mysterious maidens in this fun-filled, fast-flowing farce.

LEITHEATRE 4th  to  18th  at 7.30 p.m. (Not Suns) and Sat Mat at 2.30 p.m.

Venue 83, Inverleith St Serf's Church Centre, Clark Road, Edinburgh   

Tickets £12 (£10 concs.) from  www.edfringe.com or Tel. 0131 226 0000   Party groups of 10 or more discounts, Tel. 0131 552 4845 e.mail donarnott27@gmail.com

"THE STEAMIE" Tony Roper`s perennial favourite.  It`s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash-house, and the girls need to get their washing done before The Bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs. Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year - with a little help from the not-so-handy Andy.

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EDINBURGH GRADUATE THEATRE GROUP  6th to11th TWO SHOWS  ONE VENUE

Venue 241, Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place..  £TBC. www.egtg.co.uk

1.   6.30PM   ‘SKIRT’ by Claire Wood

Leader of the Scottish opposition, Becs is offered the same gig at Westminster. The party need her to go.  Her family need her to stay. Ambition and ego collide with duty and love. Are women ever free to choose?

2.   8.45PM ‘MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING’ by William Shakespeare

May 1945: the war is over.  The Prince and his courtiers, returning from war, have come to visit Leonata and her household.  Upon arrival, Claudio falls madly in love with the fair Hero.  Not content with their own happiness, they conspire to bring their long-suffering cousins, Beatrice and Benedick, together.  But Dame Joan, the Prince's misanthropic illegitimate sister, won't be content until everyone's new found happiness has been shattered.  Will true love conquer all?  Will Joan's plot be uncovered?  Will Beatrice and Benedick ever stop bickering?!

SAUGHTONHALL DRAMA GROUP  6th to 11th  incl. (7 perfs). Mon - Fri 7.30pm Sat 2.30 and 7.30pm.

Venue: Saughtonhall Parish Church 85-87 Saughtonhall Drive, EH12 5TR Edinburgh    

Tickets £8 (£7 conc.)  available from www.saughtonhall.com or 0131 539 0491

‘A FISTFUL OF MONDAYS’ by Joe Graham.  By arrangement with Cressrelles Publishing Company Limited, SCDA members Saughtonhall Drama Group present this warm and funny tale of love, life…and line dancing.  Following their recent years successes on the Fringe the group have donned their cowboy boots and grabbed their Stetsons to bring you this hilarious comedy from Joe Graham.  It’s Monday night in Warbleswick as the All Star Line Dancing Club meet for their weekly class. Join the members as they fight, feud and fall in, and out, of love. The drama unfolds with a traitor in the ranks and mutiny on the horizon.

EDINBURGH THEATRE ARTS: 6th to 18th  at 7.30pm (Mats Sats 2.30pm)

Venue 230 St Ninian's Hall, 40 Comely Bank EH4 1AG Tickets £12 (£10) www.edinburghtheatrearts.com

THE FRONT PAGE by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur

An irresistible comedy with thrills and derring do set in a courthouse press room. An amazing array of characters capture the mood of 1920s Chicago in the intimate surroundings of St Ninian's Hall. Follow the trials and tribulations of Hildy Johnson, ace reporter.

Will he settle for happiness with fiancée Peggy? Or be tempted by the scoop of the century... exclusive coverage of the execution of Earl Williams!

‘Gorgeously melodramatic. One of the funniest and most exciting of American plays’ (New York Times).

Entered in the Eastern Div Full Length Festival

EDINBURGH MAKARS  20th to 26th 7.30pm

Venue 241, Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place..  £12 (£10) http://edinburghmakars.com/bookonline1.html

 ‘PLAZA SUITE’ by Neil Simon.

Hilarious portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 at New York's Plaza Hotel. The first couple return after 20+ years to their honeymoon suite but can't agree the number of years, their anniversary date or if this is the same suite. In Act 2, a successful Hollywood producer meets an old flame but the outcome is not what he anticipated. In Act 3, parents struggle to persuade their daughter to emerge from the bathroom on her wedding day while the guests wait downstairs. Three vignettes about marriages in trouble or the trouble with marriage.

NORTH BERWICK DRAMA CIRCLE 9th & 10th at 6p.m  * Fringe by the Sea Venue: St Andrew Blackadder Church, North Berwick Tickets and further details available online at www.fringebythesea.com website or the FBTS box office during the week of 3-12th August.

FIVE FACE THE PHANTOM by  Lorna Dixon.

Julian, George, Anne, Dick and Timmy the dog are in North Berwick once again, this time investigating the ghostly music coming from the Harbour Pavilion.  Who or what will they rescue this year?  What is the secret hidden in the cave under the Bass Rock?  All jolly good fun for two performances in the spiffing space of St Andrew Blackadder Church.

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ARKLE THEATRE COMPANY  13th to 18th    TWO SHOWS – ONE VENUE

Venue 241, Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place,  Tickets: £tbc http://www.arkletheatre.co.uk/

1   6.30PM tbc  ‘LAUGH OUT LOUD (CRY QUIETLY)’ by Stacie Lents

LOL follows an eclectic group of NYC-dwellers as they look to the internet (where else?) to find love. Through a series of wacky text messages and awkward dates, each person learns what they really need and what they can – and can’t – tolerate in a mate. Playful and feel-good, LOL offers a touching and relatable look at the lengths we go to for love.

2   8.45PM tbc ‘YOU REMIND ME OF YOU’ by Matthew Capodicasa

Adele has abandoned her school plans and social life to take care of her father, who after an accident is beginning to demonstrate the early onset stage of dementia. A chance encounter with musician Vincent might be the best thing to happen to her in months – except he suffers from Prosopagnosia, a neurological disease also known as face blindness. A poignant play about what it’s like to love without recognition, and how to keep from losing yourself when everyone around you forgets who you are.