Cambusdonald Royal

Cambusdonald Royal

Brothers 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... 

Wedding Fever

Wedding Fever

Join Edinburgh People’s Theatre and celebrate their 60th Fringe with Sam Cree's hilarious comedy, Wedding Fever. The play tells the story of a quiet man who works hard on the railway to follow his love of football... 

Arthur Conan Doyle – Man of Mystery

Arthur Conan Doyle – Man of Mystery

There's something wonderfully uncluttered and unpretentious about this particular wander down literary lane from the Mercators, one of Edinburgh’s oldest amateur drama clubs. Six performers, dressed up in an approximation of late Victorian/Edwardian dress, take it in turns to tell the biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with some quotes from the man’s work to provide a little more ‘colour’... 

The Auld Alliance

The Auld Alliance

To make The Auld Alliance, start with a nice big helping of Jane Austen. Make sure you don’t just get the middle-class setting and the multiple beautiful though somehow unmarried daughters; you need to get the witty dialogue and complicated love affairs as well... 

Austensibility

Austensibility

I shouldn’t have liked Austensibility. It’s a rehearsed reading, far from memorized, from a local amateur group, performing a show that is half history lesson, half reenactment... 

The Fairmer Wants a Wife

The Fairmer Wants a Wife

1822, Scotland eagerly anticipates the state visit by King George IV, especially the widowed Laird of Hawthornden, Sir Robert Drummond. Deciding he needs a wife, to ensure invites to the royal balls and banquets, he is quickly ensnared by a conniving widow, whose grasping brother then sets his sights on the laird’s young daughter... 

Amore - The Romantic Poets

Amore - The Romantic Poets

Since 2002, The Mercators, one of Edinburgh's longest established amateur drama groups have presented dramatised readings in period costume celebrating the lives of famous writers such as Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle and Jane Austen... 

The Sorcerer's Tale

The Sorcerer's Tale

October, 1460 in the Lothians of Scotland. When the monks of Cambusdonald Abbey are told they must put on a show to impress a possible benefactor, Brither Barnabus, the abbey's alchemist, digs out an ancient book of spells...