Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

ROSL’s exceptional prizewinning classical musicians bring Paris to Edinburgh, performing the music of one of France’s finest composers and his contemporaries. 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing concert of music from one of the kings of jazz and his contemporaries. 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience the romantic passion of the music of Rachmaninov. 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passionate music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by ROSL’s exceptionally talented prizewinning musicians. 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by ROSL’s exceptional prizewinning classical musicians. 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

A favourite of the ROSL Recital Series, Bach for Breakfast features the world’s finest young classical musicians performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch concert of the romantic and passionate music of Chopin and his contemporaries, performed by the finest international classical talent from ROSL’s renowned Annual Mus… 

Krapp's Last Tape

Krapp's Last Tape

One man sits alone in a room. Why? Beckett’s master work brought to life for the modern day. 

Daffodils

Daffodils

‘The streets run red. Blood of the innocent. The lives of men and women, taken in the blink of an eye’. A new regime begins. Time is up for the Lane family. Arthur and Trish have kept secrets from their daughter Rose in the hope of surviving… 

Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding

Waking in the bridal suite on his wedding day, Bill finds a strange girl in his bed. With a post stag-night hangover he has no idea who she is or how she got there. As he panics to get her dressed and out of the way, his bride arrives trapping the girl in the bathroom… 

The Glass Elephant

The Glass Elephant

A young mother-to-be visits her in-laws for a Christmas trip. In a sleepy village of staring sheep and ruminant neighbours, she desperately tries to overlook her husband’s poorly timed identity crisis amidst the familial chaos… 

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

A heartfelt tribute to Ireland’s late Nobel poet by award-winning Ulster actor-director Larry McCluskey. The poems are set within a frame of live music and critical and, at times, humorous commentary by an actor who knows the Ulster landscape… 

Low Level Panic

Low Level Panic

Being a woman these days is exhausting. You’re either too afraid or not afraid enough. Ignorance is bliss for Jo, Mary and Celia, but you can’t ignore fear forever. It’s crazy what one porno magazine can do… 

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

The 1950s: a golden era, idyllic, patriarchal. Pretty Bianca yearns for what every girl wants, a husband. But her father is refusing unless her sister Kate marries first. And sharp-tongued Kate? Kate wants more!  

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing concert of music from one of the kings of jazz and his contemporaries performed by Royal Over-Seas League prize-winners, some of the finest international classical musicians around… 

ROSL Recitals: 20 Years of Music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

ROSL Recitals: 20 Years of Music at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Since 1999, ROSL has brought together young classical musicians from across the Commonwealth to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. ROSL is celebrating with a gala concert! Enjoy Schubert’s wonderful String Quintet in C performed by the Marmen Quartet with cellist John Myerscough, as well as performances from guitarist Sean Shibe, soprano Jennifer Witton and pianist Simon Lepper… 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Johannes Brahms; perfect for a reflective afternoon. Performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians… 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians bring Paris to Edinburgh, performing the music of one of France’s finest composers and his contemporaries… 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience the romantic passion of the music of Rachmaninov and his contemporaries, performed by the best young classical musicians out there, all Royal Over-Seas League prize-winners… 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passionate music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptionally talented prize-winning musicians. Tickets include tea/coffee and biscuits after the performance. 

Getting Better

Getting Better

An uplifting solo performance of one man’s struggle with PTSD and depression and his journey to well-being. Ex-serviceman Trace Dann shares how he loses his successful corporate career and music business falling into a pit from which there seems no escape… 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart’s wide variety of music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by the Royal Over-Seas League’s exceptional prize-winning classical musicians. Tickets include tea/coffee and biscuits after the performance. 

pool (no water)

pool (no water)

‘The line of the machine. The purple of the bruise. It appeals. It tempts.’ A group of bohemian artists. They have a friend who was plucked from obscurity and is now renowned, respected and rich… 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merry Wives of Windsor

An uproarious tale of marriage, mischief, jealousy, lies and laundry. Set around Page’s Steamie on the Windsor Estate in 1950s Edinburgh, Falstaff woos two women in an attempt to swindle their husbands and regain his squandered wealth… 

The Tale of Hamlet the Viking

The Tale of Hamlet the Viking

Ghosts! Murder! Betrayal! Revenge! A treacherous uncle and mad son. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and these vikings will show you what. Horatio hires a group of viking players who, with wicked speed and foul play, enact the events that lead to the death of his dear friend and prince, Hamlet… 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch concert of the romantic and passionate music of Chopin and his contemporaries, performed by the finest international classical talent from Royal Over-Seas League’s renowned Annual Music Competition… 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

A favourite of the ROSL Recital Series, Bach for Breakfast features the world’s finest young classical musicians performing some of the greatest works in the repertoire. Tickets include tea/coffee and biscuits. 

Yer Aul' Da

Yer Aul' Da

Malcolm is in his mid-40s and going to be a grandad. His way of coping with this? Drinking and partying all the time. His son, Ryan, is having none of it and just wants his old Dad back... 

Plaza Suite

Plaza Suite

Neil Simon's hilarious portrait of three couples successively occupying Suite 719 at New York's Plaza Hotel. A couple return after 20+ years to their honeymoon suite but can't agree the number of years, their anniversary date or if this is the same suite... 

You Remind Me of You

You Remind Me of You

Girl meets boy. Boy meets girl. It’s a familiar story which becomes complicated when he can’t remember her face. She has her own reasons to distance herself. Adele and Vincent meet in a bar, where most modern love stories begin... 

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)

Laugh Out Loud (Cry Quietly)

Follow an eclectic group of twenty-somethings as they navigate wacky text messages, misleading profile pictures and awkward dates in search of true love. Overlapping storylines are woven together to reveal that, ultimately, everyone just wants to love and be loved for all their quirks... 

Don't Knock Your Granny

Don't Knock Your Granny

Six feisty older women shine a light on family violence. The show will make you laugh and cry as you listen to true stories of women’s experiences. And our puppets Reg and Regina will try to get a word in... 

Gershwin After Lunch

Gershwin After Lunch

Enjoy an hour of relaxing and evocative music from one of the greatest jazz composers and his contemporaries. Performed by the world's best young professional musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after... 

Brahms at Teatime

Brahms at Teatime

A teatime concert of the poignant and passionate composer Brahms and his contemporaries. Performed by some of the world's finest young professional musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

Ciara

Ciara

David Harrower’s compelling, award-winning play returns to the Fringe. Against the backdrop of Glasgow’s dark underworld, Ciara must come to terms with her recently dead gangster-father’s legacy... 

Debussy at Teatime

Debussy at Teatime

Enjoy the enchanting sound world of Debussy and his contemporaries in this relaxing concert of music, performed by some of the world's finest young professional musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Rachmaninov After Lunch

Experience some of the most virtuosic classical music ever written by Rachmaninov and his contemporaries. Performed by some of the world's finest young musicians. Includes tea/coffee and biscuits after the concert... 

Beethoven for Breakfast

Beethoven for Breakfast

Start the day with the passion of Ludwig van Beethoven and his contemporaries, performed by the world's most talented young musicians. Tea/coffee and biscuits included and served after the concert... 

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast

Bach for Breakfast features some of the finest young musicians performing some of the greatest works in the classical repertoire. ROSL finds and nurtures the finest international classical talent... 

Mozart at Teatime

Mozart at Teatime

The beauty of Mozart's incredible music comes to life in this teatime concert, performed by some of the finest international professional young musicians. Tea/coffee and biscuits included and served after the concert... 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Multi award-winning, Edinburgh-based EGTG, return with this Shakespearean classic. May 1945: the war is over. The Prince and his courtiers, returning from war, have come to visit Leonata and her household... 

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Little Shakespeare Company returns once again to the Fringe with a talented group of Scottish young actors. After last years 'tour de force' (FringeReview.co.uk) performance of Creepy Macbeth, they will be tackling one of Shakespeare's rarest plays... 

Skirt

Skirt

Becs is a single mum and leader of the opposition party in Scotland. Oldest daughter Ellie is about to go off to university while Neve is still at primary school and struggling. Becs is offered the chance to head up the party at Westminster... 

Chopin After Lunch

Chopin After Lunch

A post-lunch interlude with one of the greatest composers for piano, exploring the fire and gentility of Chopin and his contemporaries. Performed by the world's best young professional musicians... 

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Alan Ayckbourn's comedy for our times. When Martin and his sister Hilda move into respectable Bluebell Hill, they quickly decide to band together with their neighbours to keep out undesirable elements... 

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

Richard III (A One-Woman Show)

It’s Shakespeare performed in a completely new way: a Shakespeare play condensed to the size of one woman, Emily Carding, and the way she deals with the audience.Carding is Richard III, and Richard III, Carding shows us, is the only thing Richard III is really about... 

Green Knight

Green Knight

A one-woman dramatic monologue performed with great storytelling skills, Green Knight is an enthralling show. Debbie Cannon, the writer and actor, holds the audience in the palm of her hand as she takes the well-known mediaeval story, full of magical ‘fairie’ set at the time of King Arthur, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and re-tells it from Gawain’s would-be seducer’s point of view with a great blend of drama, humour and atmosphere created by scene-setting mediaeval music... 

A While With Seamus Heaney

A While With Seamus Heaney

A heartfelt tribute to Ireland's late Nobel Poet by award-winning Ulster actor-director Larry McCluskey. The poems are set within a frame of live music and critical and, at times, witty commentary by an actor who knows the Ulster landscape... 

The Fair Intellectual Club

The Fair Intellectual Club

1717 – the inaugural meeting of a secret society where young ladies exercise their minds. In Lucy Porter's sparkling play, the constraints of the day have a habit of intruding as they search for a higher plane... 

Beauty

Beauty

'What is an artist without his muse?' Beauty constantly asks this question as it delves into what it really means to create a legacy as an artist, and investigates how morals are explored and brought into question in the world of art... 

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea is inspired by John Lyly's pastoral comedy, Galatea. Lyly's Galatea follows two maidens, disguised as boys and sent away to escape Neptune's monster, to Diana's Woods... 

Volpone

Volpone

He's dying to get rich... With the aid of his servant, Mosca, Volpone convinces the wealthy citizens of Venice that he is on his deathbed, prompting them to shower him with gifts in order to become his sole heir... 

My Dog's Got No Nose

My Dog's Got No Nose

Stand-up comedy can be a very demanding form of performance. It’s solo, placing the entire burden of success or failure on the individual, and it’s instantly gratifying (in the form of laughter), which is rewarding, as long as they laugh... 

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

The programme for Collateral Damage states that, while the play was written in 1999 in response to contemporary issues, it “has many resonances for us today”. Yet this production fails to resonate... 

The Gingerbread Lady

The Gingerbread Lady

Neil Simon's dark comedy about Evy Meara, a cabaret singer whose career, marriage and health have all been destroyed by alcohol. Having completed ten weeks in rehab to overcome her addiction, she returns home to the welcome of friends with their own problems – an overly vain woman who fears the loss of her looks, a homosexual actor in danger of losing a part in a play, her devoted but anxious teenage daughter, and a worthless ex-lover... 

The Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages

Murderous intentions corrupt adolescent dreams in the chilling story of six teenagers living 20 years apart in an isolated girls' school. Jealousy, lust and suspicion feed on the naivety of youth in this tense, atmospheric adaptation of Carol Goodman’s acclaimed thriller... 

Black Comedy

Black Comedy

A sculptor is awaiting the arrival of an art dealer when the power fails. Will he manage to hide his neighbour’s borrowed antiques, impress his fiancée’s father and hide his ex-mistress’s arrival during the blackout? A comedy farce. 

The Collector

The Collector

Possession. Obsession. Delusion. Based on John Fowles’ infamous novel, Frederick Clegg abducts and imprisons a girl long worshipped from afar, hoping she’ll learn to love him. Will she? Or are Clegg’s dreams, like the butterflies he collects, doomed? 

Catch My Soul

Catch My Soul

Shakespeare the enigma – finding clues to sketching out the man behind the prose and the poetry. A delightful, accessible and light-hearted look at the Folio to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. 

A Memory of Lizzie

A Memory of Lizzie

A documentary musical about the childhood of Lizzie Borden, who was notoriously accused of murder in Fall River, Massachusetts USA, in 1892. Performed by our all-girl teen drama group. 

Dog! The Musical

Dog! The Musical

What would your dog say if she could talk? Furry angel philosophers Trinny and Kato share their insights on the travails and foibles of the (not always wonderful) humans they love, through the media of words, song, music, movement and fur... 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Love is complicated. Hermia loves Lysander. Her dad doesn’t. She is told to marry Demetrius or become a nun. Helena loves Demetrius. But Demetrius loves Hermia. So they all run away into the forest... 

Admirable Fooling or What You Will

Admirable Fooling or What You Will

Come let loose and forget about your worries with feasting, music, mayhem, bloody coxcombs and admirable fooling. Little Shakespeare Theatre School returns to the Fringe after successful runs of Bottoms Up and Macbeth, written and directed by Michelle van Rensburg with a cast of talented young performers... 

In a Forest, Dark and Deep

In a Forest, Dark and Deep

'Truth hurts, don’t it?' On a dark and stormy night, Betty, a married, successful dean of the local college, has called upon her resentful, blue-collar brother, Bobby, to help her close up her isolated cabin in the woods... 

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

“O God, that I were a man,” Beatrice laments in Much Ado About Nothing’s fourth act. Well, in Arkle Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy, she is. And her Benedick is a man... 

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

Awhile With Seamus Heaney

A personal journey by Irish actor-director, Larry McCluskey through the late Nobel Poet’s best and most popular work, a dramatic reading, with linking commentary and live music. The journey moves from Heaney’s childhood, through his emergence as Ireland’s foremost poet, international eminence and awards, to the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature... 

The Mrs Mash Show

The Mrs Mash Show

Mrs Mash loves food and she loves stories! Join her for a feast of stories, songs and joining in fun about all kinds of fabulous food. Perfect for younger children and their families. 

Bakersfield Mist

Bakersfield Mist

Unemployed bartender Maude is convinced she’s bought a Jackson Pollock for $3 in a junk shop. Eminent art expert Lionel comes to evaluate its authenticity. Cue a hilarious and thought-provoking battle of wits over art, truth and identity... 

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden is one of my all time favourite plays; it is a beautifully written text, teeming with monologues many actors would dream to get their hands on... 

Bottom's Up!

Bottom's Up!

Little Shakespeare Theatre company presents a fast-paced hilarious play for children by children, except for Bottom that is. He is a large man with a loud mouth who snores a lot and has a donkeys head... 

The Witch of Edmonton

The Witch of Edmonton

Edmonton: such an idyllic village. Mother Sawyer, a poor and lonely old woman, has turned to the devil to revenge herself on the village that called her, what else but, a witch. Well-loved Frank, on the other hand, has secretly become a bigamist in order to protect his family’s fortunes... 

Rumours

Rumours

Neil Simon’s comedies are wonderful, but quite a few of them have aged badly. Some very perplexing updates were made for Arkle Theatre Company’s production of Rumours and the show suffers for it... 

Anorak of Fire

Anorak of Fire

Stephen Dinsdale's hit comedy is a mind expanding experience. A glimpse into the inner world of Britain's last true spiritual order - trainspotters. Now you'll know the world's funniest place is, eh, Crewe. 

Weekend Breaks

Weekend Breaks

One of John Godber's finest. Jaded teacher and fledgling stand-up Martin Dawson invites his ageing parents for a Lake District weekend break. It's supposed to be a fun weekend but instead a lifetime of bitterness and frustration erupts. 

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

Awhile with Seamus Heaney

The world gasped in shock when renowned Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away in August of last year. Larry McCluskey’s sensitive amalgamation of readings and recitals of Heaney’s poetry with music and anecdote provides an experience that encapsulates Heaney’s significance as writer, friend, husband, thinker and prominent national figure... 

I Promise I Shall Not Play Billiards

I Promise I Shall Not Play Billiards

In the mid-19th Century, Madeleine Smith was accused of poisoning her lover, Pierre Emile L'Angelier. The jury found her neither innocent nor guilty, returning the uniquely Scottish verdict of “not proven”... 

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Lisa has lost an hour. This hour is the key to restoring balance to her life but in order to retrieve it she must journey to the Wonderful World of Dissocia. A wonderland where she meets insecurity guards, a deviant scapegoat and even a singing polar bear... 

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi

The award winning EGTG brings a bold new production of Webster's macabre tale to this year's Fringe. In a court dominated by the machinations of men, a woman attempts to take control of her own destiny...