The Friendliest Venue in Edinburgh

 

Venue 40 Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh

Box Office Phone: (0131) 220-6109

E-mail: office@equaker.org.uk

Week 2 Mon 15 - Sat 20 August

A tailor sets out on a magnificent journey… a frog helps a princess in need… a young prince goes in search of a mysterious thief… a king gets lost in the forest… four tales that takes us along with the hero and heroine into the magical world of a quest…

 

The Valiant Little Tailor: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10.00 - 10.45

 

The Golden Bird: Monday and Friday 10.00 - 10.45

 

The Frog Prince or faithful Henry: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 11.00 - 11.45

 

The Six Swans: Monday and Friday 11.00 - 11.45

 

 

In a back bedroom a woman lies dying and while a bride prepares for her wedding, the maid plots revenge.  What happens when story-book characters spiral out of control?

Tobias and the Angel is James Bridie’s lovely adventure story, a forgotten masterpiece by one of Scotland’s foremost playwrights.  Tobias, dog and disguised angel Raphael travel over mountains, meeting a crocodile, bandits, beautiful maidens and a demon.  Set in the Middle East and colourfully costumed.  A great family play.

Singing Harp - Tales of enchantment from the Brothers Grimm

Singing Harp presents time-honoured fairy tales and myths in enchanting, memorable productions.  Arabian princesses, crusty old  frogs, evil brothers, and magic foxes tell the story of Everyman’s struggle and triumph in the face of great obstacles.  The tales unfold through movement, storytelling, masks, marionettes, and live harp music. £5 (£3.50).

Paula’s Children - New Flight Productions 12.15 - 13.30

New Flight Productions is a company formed by five of the cast and crew of last year’s ‘Five Star’ production of ‘Warrior’.  A company that includes three members of the National Youth Theatre – they hope to build on a reputation that last year saw their work described in The Scotsman as ‘one of the highlights of the Festival.’ £7.00 (£4.00).

Tobias and the Angel - Union Theatre 12.15 - 13.45

Union Theatre is an established theatre group based in Solihull, near Birmingham, England.  Its repertoire includes a wide range of classical and new plays, musicals, traditional entertainment and portable community theatre.  Previous productions Salad Days and Two Gentlemen of Verona received four star reviews. £6 (£5).

The Village Idiots present a feisty adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s delightfully bawdy tale. Amorous  adventures ensue as a glamorous Madame takes her saucy city girls on an excursion to a sleepy French village. Performed in half mask and gibberish this energetic romp has international appeal. Suitable for 14+. www.villageidiots.org.uk

Madame Tellier’s Establishment - The Village Idiots 14.30 - 15.30

The Village Idiots are members of the 140 strong ‘Young Peoples Drama Centre’, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. As a reward for their commitment, dedication and reasonable behaviour, we are treating the old’ns to this grand Edinburgh adventure. If our minds, bodies and wallets all survive… we’ll see you next year!£6 (£4)

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare Suitable for 8 plus.

Twin Masters, twin Servants, Total confusion! A strong Commedia dell' Arte flavour captures the delights of Shakespeare's comedy.  Colourful costumes, masks and a fairy-tale setting - a family treat!

The Comedy of Errors - Cygnet Theatre 16.10 - 17.50

Cygnet Training Theatre is an educational charity, specializing in the vocational training of actors in a three year programme. CYGNET works as a theatre company with a strong commitment to touring and gives regular public performances of classical and modern plays at its base in Exeter. For more details phone 01392 277189. £7 (£5)

No pyrotechs, nudity or catapulting bodies; only a life changing experience. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, executed for plotting to assassinate Hitler, speaks from the grave to two women whose lives are bankrupt. A British Officer’s widow can’t forget! His exiled Jewish housemaid refuses to remember. How then shall they live?  www.belleherst.com.

Candles in the Wind - Edwards Theatre Company 20.15 - 21.35

In 1982, Belleherst Productions left ‘Academia’ to theatrically explore man’s plurality, while not losing his universality. Devising productions to cross borders, their venues included; La Jolla Museum for Contemporary Art, streets of Cherepovetz, Russia, Yunan Art Institute, China and the homes of Chamber Art Action ---THEATRE FOR EVERYMAN £6 (£4)

Daily life in Bethlehem, Palestine, through the eyes of teenage Palestinian girls during the second Intifada.  A diary-writing project in English classes has led to this vivid dramatic realisation, showing how students have learned to cope with the negative and traumatic experiences of daily living, presented by the girls themselves.

Our Diaries Through the Wall - Stars of Bethlehem 18.30 - 19.30

The Stars of Bethlehem is the drama group of St Joseph’s School in Bethlehem, a multicultural school for Palestinian girls founded by the Order of Sisters of St Joseph in 1853.  You are unlikely to see another school-based company like this one at this year’s Fringe! £6 (£4)

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Trained by shamans in the Amazon and the Andes, Helen Fost explores altered states of consciousness in the context of theatre and everyday life. She brings together different disciplines and genres with a background in archetypal theatre and transpersonal psychology, and a training as a hypnotherapist and life coach. www.stillspace.info

The Pleasure of Losing the Plot - Helen Fost  Workshop 13.30 - 14.30

Trained by shamans in the Amazon and the Andes, Helen Fost explores altered states of consciousness in the context of theatre and everyday life. She brings together different disciplines and genres with a background in archetypal theatre and transpersonal psychology, and a training as a hypnotherapist and life coach. www.stillspace.info