The Garden of Delight

The Garden of Delight

We have a simple environmental message: look after our world before people destroy it forever. The children journey back in time with Tumshie the jester joining the inhabitants of the garden with music and singing along the way... 

Three Wee Kings: Grandad's Cut

Three Wee Kings: Grandad's Cut

Resting from the outdoor evening plays this utterly charming take on the Three Kings is indoors mid-afternoon. Rather that three wee boys in the original playlet by Paul Morris, it contains three old codgers chewin' the fat while sheltering inside a disused church... 

Cinders: The Folk Tale

Cinders: The Folk Tale

The children’s play this year is based on a compilation of the many folk tales from around the world that were the origins of the tale of Cinderella. These tales were told to children around the camp fire in countries such as Ireland, Scotland and Germany, and by travelling folk... 

The Shepherd Beguiled

The Shepherd Beguiled

This fine play is a prime example of a great era in Scottish writing – the 1950/60s. This beautifully crafted drama launched Alba's unique style in 1982 with interpretative movement and live original music... 

The Quest for Excalibur

The Quest for Excalibur

Legend has it that King Arthur threw Excalibur into Duddingston Loch. The sword is missing! In this thrilling adventure you will travel through the beautiful gardens overlooking this loch in the search for King Arthur's enchanted sword... 

Double Bill

Double Bill

Your Fringe guide might describe Double Bill differently than it actually is. Mine certainly does. The fact is that Tennessee Williams’ Something Unspoken is joined, not by Edward Albee as listed, but by Chekhov’s Smoking is Bad For You... 

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor

Stunning open-air theatre in beautiful gardens by one of Scotland's oldest professional theatre companies. This unique, extraordinary work by Neil Simon displays both the famous New Yorker's wit and his utter adoration for that great Russian, Anton Chekhov... 

Baba Yaga

Baba Yaga

Adapted from a Russian folk tale, this outdoor promenade production, with singalong music and audience participation for children of all ages, tells the eternal story of of how good can overcome evil... 

Mary Stewart

Mary Stewart

Mary Queen of Scots was probably a visionary. This production from the award-winning Theatre Alba company presents an illuminating account of her fall from power to eventual ruin. Robert McLellan's powerful piece provides possible motives for her continued distrust in Scotland's Nobility... 

Scots: Double Bill

Scots: Double Bill

Something in it for Cordelia is comic, yet poignant. Joan Ure felt the position of women with acute sensibility. Cordelia wheels her demanding father to Waverley station. In Something in it for Ophelia, Ophelia feels there should be more substance for her than Shakespeare provided... 

The Magic Quest

The Magic Quest

Someone wants to stop the bairns from playing and having fun in the beautiful gardens. Join the magical and mythical folk who live there and want to stop them. You can help by searching for clues, singing songs and having fun on the way...