The Act Sing Dance Schools Advanced Extravaganza Fringe Showcase takes the stage at the Hill Street Theatre, Come along and see our students shine in performing an hour of some of the greatest musical theatre hits!
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) TIME: 10.30am TICKET PRICES: £12 and £10
How does an artist keep going when all seems hopeless? Seeking an answer, a failed artist in New York visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016. From there she unexpectedly travels to an artist’s studio in southern France in 1900. She desperately wants to get back to her home in 2016 but Paul Cezanne, another obscure artist with his own problems, is not being helpful. Also ensnared in this crisis are Cezanne’s gardener and an art historian from Utah. This play’s creative team is Glasgow-based.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba stage DATES: 5th to 16th August and 18th to 28th August TIME: 14.50 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 30 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc.
Fifty thousand genders, vegan sausage rolls, a transgender attacked in a toilet… Aren’t people tired of all this whinging?”
A dark comedy. When Lin becomes the victim of a transphobic hate crime, a viral video propels “them” to fame – for all the wrong reasons. Will the gay agenda finally succeed, or is it all just woke, lefty bollocks? Following their pandemic-themed webseries We Live Inside, Yellow Mug Theatre returns to the fringe with The Gay Train – a new play from queer writers Ray Stafford and Andrew Lake. Corporate rainbow flags and empty gestures clash with the violent reality of real bigotry in a furious, offensive ode to weekday morning TV.
Previous praise for Yellow Mug: “Every once in a while… something completely different comes along. Something which stands out and alone, unafraid to be counted. It’s compelling, interesting, and most importantly, original.” – Reviewer Number 9, for We Live Inside.
SHOW DETAILS: VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Alba Stage DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 20:10 TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12
This wonderful musical is set in late 19th century Germany and it is a coming of age, rock musical about teenagers discovering their inner and outer sexuality. A huge hit show when it made its Broadway debut in 2006 it has lost none of its power or story telling ability over time.
Winner of many Tony awards and industry titles, the musical explores sexual and emotional themes from the 1890’s that are still relevant to the present day. HBO has recently released a Spring Awakening documentary chronicling the 15 year reunion of the original broadway production team with the cast telling how even now, it has still affected their lives.
With classic tracks and a hard, sometimes challenging story line this is a Fringe show to savour.
VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Wolfson Stage DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 17:30 SHOW DURATION: TICKET PRICES:£15 and £12
A group of eclectic preteens (played by just as eclectic adults) learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything at their local spelling bee.
Shy Olive brings her best friend – a dictionary; hyperallergic William has his trusty “magic foot”; former spelling champion Chip is struggling with the complications of puberty; easily distracted Leaf is just happy to be included; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent effortless success; and politically aware Logainne only wants to impress her dads.
The ‘kids’ are accompanied through the bee by Rona – child-spelling-champion turned star real-estate agent with a love for drama, Panch – the begrudged, short-tempered word pronouncer with a crush on Rona, and Mitch – the resident bad-boy serving his community service as a ’comfort counsellor’ at the bee.
With a vibrant score by William Finn (Falsettos) and a wildly funny, Tony Award winning book by Rachel Sheinkin, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
Spelling Bee requires three audience participants per show to take part in the bee – if you feel like trying your hand at spelling a series of (potentially made-up words) sign up in front of house on the day or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your performance date and full name!
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) DATES: 11th – 28th August TIME: 20.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour 55 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc.
This new production follows the Fraser family as they delve into the passionate world of the 2014 independence referendum and bring it up to date. The tensions that developed and sometimes exploded in many homes are visited here as we see the debate from both sides.
Has anyone changed their minds? Are there new and different reasons for changing how you would vote? And what will the outcome be after the next referendum vote? 2 years in writing hopefully this play will expose the reasons why people make choices and decisions, from the very complicated ones to the straightforward ones. Come along and listen to this family debate and you may even get a chance to vote on the night?
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 18.30 TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12
Miep Gies was a 32-year-old secretary in Otto Frank’s office when he asked her to help him and his family hide from the Nazis. She immediately said yes. At great risk to her own life, she brought food and other supplies to the Franks on a daily basis for over two years. After the Franks were arrested, she saved Anne’s diary and later went to Gestapo Headquarters to try to buy the Franks’ freedom. Miep was knighted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and later attended the Academy Awards in 2010, where she won an Oscar for the film based on her book, Remembering Anne Frank. She was 100 years old.
Prudence Wright Holmes’ mesmerising solo show tells the story of this extraordinary woman who refused to stand by in the face of one of the worst crimes in human history.
Wright Holmes is a US actor and writer. She has featured roles in the films Sister Act I and II with Whoopi Goldberg, The Exorcist II with Richard Burton, Kingpin with Woody Harrelson, My Own Love Song with Renee Zellweger, After.Life with Liam Neeson, Boardwalk Empire with Steve Buscemi directed by Martin Scorcese, and God’s Pocket with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Wolfson Stage DATES: 5th – 28th August TIME: 16.00 SHOW DURATION: 1 hour TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc. Family tickets £11.50
Written by Liam Rudden, this immersive courtroom drama lets you take part in the production as you can be a Jury member and decide the outcome of the trial or as an observer that can ask questions about the evidence laid out before you. With a pie and a pint included it’s a great way to spend an hour as you deliberate over the case. Listen carefully and weigh up the information you receive or maybe the information you don’t receive. You must ferret out the answer as the jury cross examine each witness and put their questions to them. This is the 2nd case in the Court series that Liam has written and a must see in this years festival. A Tory MP accused of sleeping with a rent boy, journalists possibly fabricating stories, people selling stories for money – this case has it all.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: Hill Street Theatre (Venue 41) Dunedin Stage DATES: 5th – 28th August TIME: 12.10 TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 (pie and drink included)
A brilliantly moving and thought provoking show that takes you into the world of teenage young love and sexuality. Told in an open and touching way we follow the relationship of these senior students at a catholic college as they enter their last year. Hidden sexuality, hidden feelings and desire are all on show as the musical builds to its ultimate conclusion. Help is always out there but people have to listen and be willing to act on it as Jason and Peter contemplate life after college.
This show is packed with brilliant musical numbers and takes the audience on a roller coaster of emotions. There are lots of laugh out loud moments and more than enough tears to really get you. The actors paint this canvas.
SHOW DETAILS VENUE: RSE Theatre (Venue 431) Wolfson Stage DATES: 5th to 28th August TIME: 12.00 midday SHOW DURATION: 2 hour 20 minutes TICKET PRICES: £15 and £12 conc. (2 for 1 8th and 9th August)