Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group – double bill
2:00 pm - August 20, 2022
Not to be missed! Straight from a week long run in the Edinburgh Festival, before taking on the road to Stratford-upon-Avon, the EGTG are coming to the Dunbar Battery with The Merchant of Venice, adapted by director Angela Harkness Robertson, and Lucy Kirkwood’s Bloody Wimmin, directed by Hilary Spiers.
No tickets - venue has a capacity of c. 100 persons.FREE entry! Donations are greatly appreciated.
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare at 2pm
Adapted by Angela Harkness Robertson
What would you trade to preserve a special relationship? Bassanio has squandered his wealth but plans to regain it by wooing wealthy Portia of Belmont, whose late father has imposed some creative restrictions on potential suitors. Bassanio asks Antonio for financial help, but Antonio’s money is tied up in trade. Together they strike a shocking deal with Shylock, who has reason to hate Antonio and his friends. Bassanio wins his bride but Antonio’s ships flounder and he must, by law, pay his bond to the merciless Shylock. Can Portia save her new husband's dearest friend?
Bloody Wimmin by Lucy Kirkwood at 4.30pm
'It is terribly easy to laugh at passion'. 1984. The women of Greenham Common are convinced the world is walking blindly into nuclear Armageddon. There is solidarity, shared purpose and much argument. Women grapple with their competing personal priorities, establishment rage and their dire living conditions with resilience, camaraderie and humour. Fast forward to 2009: do the rage, passion and flames of protest still burn as brightly? Lucy Kirkwood’s powerful and hilarious commentary on the women’s movement and the culture of protest as told by one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious amateur theatre companies. By arrangement with Nick Hern.
The Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group, or EGTG, has been putting on theatre productions for over 60 years and has established its place as one of the city's most respected amateur companies. We produce at least four productions a year, including two Fringe Shows and regularly tour oour plays to venues around the UK. We are delighted to be bringing this year's Fringe slate to the Dunbar Battery .
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