News:  Ian McKellen to star in Hamlet at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In his long and distinguished career, Ian McKellen has played Hamlet twice, in productions 50 years apart. In 1971 he took the rôle on tour and in the West End and then last year, aged 81, he revisited it in a age, colour, and gender-blind production at the Theatre Royal, Windsor. Despite Covid, that four-month... Continue Reading →

News: Rachel Fairburn, Seann Walsh and Tall Stories join the Pleasance’s Edinburgh programme

In the latest on-sale, the Pleasance have ensured the programme is packed full of the best comedy, theatre and performance! Pleasance favourites Seann Walsh and Tall Stories will be back this year. There’s even more to enjoy online with a new digital showcase as well as the National Partnership Award shows heading to the world... Continue Reading →

News: Pleasance Theatre Trust kicks off 2020 programme with first four shows going on sale

2019 saw Pleasance’s trophy cabinet once again include both annual Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Fringe Firsts, a Total Theatre Award and countless other wins. The 2020 programme will continue this great work with exciting newcomers, game-changing international artists and Pleasance stalwarts who delight audiences year on year. Kicking things off, Pleasance have launched the 2020 programme... Continue Reading →

Interview with Caitlin McEwan

Caitlin McEwan's play Bible John centres around a Glasgow-based serial killer in the 1960s and has recently enjoyed a run in Edinburgh and London. I caught up with Caitlin to find out more.  Can you tell me more about the production? Bible John explores the morbid fascination that many people, and predominantly women, have with... Continue Reading →

News: Bobby & Amy wins Fringe First Award

Currently running at the Pleasance, Bobby & Amy has won a prestigious Scotsman Fringe First Award. Having won a Fringe First with her previous work Rainbow, Emily Jenkins’ powerful new play is a dark comedy about friendship, heartache and the repercussions of foot-and-mouth disease, which asks what happens when our way of life is threatened... Continue Reading →

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