Sound the trumpets! We are proud to present our brand new autumn season, which is on sale now. Anarchic cabaret trio The Tiger Lillies will be kicking things off with a macabre performance that is certainly not for the faint-hearted, conjuring up the magic of 1930s Berlin and echoing the voices of Jacques Brel and Bertolt Brecht.
Several shows coming up this season make their debuts at Edinburgh this August – fresh from the Fringe will be Mark Thomas’ new show Cuckooed, the true story of the time he was spied on by Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer. ATC’s Blind Hamlet will turn Shakespeare’s classic on its head and transforms the tragedy into an interactive theatrical battle which sees volunteers take to the stage.
We’re also proud to present our second in-house production: Fast Track started its life during a summer residency here in 2012 and is by Catriona Kerridge, an emerging writer from Oxford. Cat was then selected to join the HighTide Escalator Plays programme in 2013,Â so we are delighted to able to take this play to the next step.
There’s a huge variety of music on offer, from thought-provoking folk by 2014 Spiral Earth Songwriter of the Year Chris Wood to a tribute to electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire: Manchester-basedÂ collective Delia Darlings honour the fascinating work and archive of the composer of the original 1963 theme for Dr Who.
Families with young children are invited to don their deerstalkers and join Detective K to unravel a mystery in Me & My Cat.The wonderful Peut-Etre Theatre will be returning with a brand new show, Dare To Sea, which fuses circus and dance to create a magical underwater world which will delight adults and children alike.
Head to our website for a closer look at the months ahead. We look forward to seeing you soon!