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Edinburgh Little Theatre, Launches!

Edinburgh Little Theatre! Launches venue and Fringe Programme: Arts News:

The Hill Street theatre in the heart of the new town of Edinburgh has a long legacy as a home of Edinburgh Fringe Festival that legacy goes back nearly 4 decades and following the departure of universal arts who have run the venue for the last 20 years a brand-new company is taking over and refreshing the Hill Street Theatre as leading light in the fringe festival itself.

Named Edinburgh Little Theatre Ltd the company is building on its history of producing productions around Scotland as well as specialised Drama classes with Artistic Director and executive producer Derek Douglas saying “We aim to showcase home grown talent and foster a creative environment for there talents with in the  Edinburgh Fringe Festival and believe this year, with being the youngest production company in the oldest venue, it gives us an exciting new opportunity. Whether making audiences laugh or cry, we will always strive to create a first-rate theatre experience.”


The Company have announced a varied programme of 8 in house productions with open castings for all, these include a revival of the highly successful “And they Played Shang-a-lang” a 70’s biographical drama with songs from the era. “Late Night Cabaret”, “Reach for the Stars”, ”All Shook Up” a 60’s inspired musical, “ Sing a long a musical”, “Haggis, Neeps and Burns” a Scottish tribute to the bard, “Gin and Whisky Cabaret” and finally the company will produce the fringe premier of “Bare, a pop opera” telling the story of two boys who find love but cant be together thanks to the catholic bigotry of the boarding school they attend, the show has a cult following and was last seen in the uk professional at the Greenwich Theatre in London and it promises to be the hit of the Hill Street Theatre this coming fringe season.


Douglas and his team are also opening the doors to visiting companies seeking a home for the fringe season with 2 venues and various slots available and the promise that Edinburgh Little Theatre will offer a fair deal to all its visiting companies it promises to be a new start for the oldest running fringe venue in the city.


So why not put Edinburgh Little Theatre and its productions in your fringe diary this coming season and pop by the Hill Street theatre to catch a show or relax in the bar with a tipple amongst the hurl and burl that is the Fringe season you can experience the legacy of the Festivals past meeting the Festivals Future.

For Information on Productions and tickets for Fringe 2018 go to for more information on hiring performance space during Fringe 2018 go to

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