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 3 Mon 22 - Sat 27 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: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00 - 10.45

 

The Golden Bird: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10.00 - 10.45

 

The Frog Prince or faithful Henry: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.00 - 11.45

 

The Six Swans: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 11.00 - 11.45

 

 

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).

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

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)

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?

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).

When Michael moves house and his baby sister falls ill, there’s no one left for him to turn to.  But what’s in the garage?  A man or a monster?  With his new neighbour Mina, they uncover the truth and the meaning of friendship.  The hit West End play of David Almond’s Whitbread award winning children’s book.

Skellig - Newbury Youth Theatre 14.20 - 15.40

Newbury Youth Theatre, now in its 21st year, returns to celebrate a full decade performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Youth theatre at its best’  Edinburghguide.com 2003

Another winner on their hands’  Newbury Weekly News 2002

Great thought provoking drama’  The Independent 1999

Unmissable’  The Scotsman 1998

£6.00 (£5.00).

When Michael moves house and his baby sister falls ill, there’s no one left for him to turn to.  But what’s in the garage?  A man or a monster?  With his new neighbour Mina, they uncover the truth and the meaning of friendship.  The hit West End play of David Almond’s Whitbread award winning children’s book.

Shakespeare’s Lost Bluegrass Musical As You Like It - Unicorn Players/ A Working Theatre Company 18.15 - 19.45

Newbury Youth Theatre, now in its 21st year, returns to celebrate a full decade performing at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Youth theatre at its best’  Edinburghguide.com 2003

Another winner on their hands’  Newbury Weekly News 2002

Great thought provoking drama’  The Independent 1999

Unmissable’  The Scotsman 1998

£6.00 (£5.00).

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)

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