Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group have announced their six production season for 2018. The group has been one of the city’s top amateur companies for over 60 years and as usual, the programme is a mix of the classic and contemporary.
Two one act plays have already been entered into the Scottish Community Drama Association One Act Festival – Caryl Churchill’s A Number (directed by Angela Harkness-Robertson) and The Ram in the Thicket by Glen Mhor (directed by Hannah Bradley). The festival will take place at the Church Hill Theatre, 15 – 17 Feb.
Next up will be a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Naomi Wallis-Ryder, who won the Bob Buchanan Salver at the 2017 SCDA One Act Festival for her production for Mike Bartlett’s Contractions.
For the Fringe, the group will again place a classic alongside a piece of new writing.
The classic will be a late evening show of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by David Grimes, while the new piece will be in the early evening – Claire Wood’s skirt, co-directed with Alan Patterson. The play is inspired by a Daily Mail cover story from earlier this year, and promises to be a punchy, provocative and darkly funny exploration of gender equality.
The group’s final show of the year will be All About My Mother adapted by Samuel Adamson from the screenplay by Pedro Almodovar with Ross Hope directing. In only its second outing since the original production at the Old Vic (2007), it is a play about being a parent, being an actor, feeling loved, feeling desired.
The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group welcomes new members to audition for its 2018 productions throughout the year.