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Let’s stop adapting for the stage for the sake of it

Image courtesy of ING Nederland/Flickr. Adapting from novels and films has long been a part of the theatrical tradition but there is arguably a need to discuss whether or not we have become too reliant on them. Looking at how adaptations are faring at the awards, we can make broad strokes about their dominance on […]

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EUSOG gets set to take Pleasance by storm

Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group (EUSOG) returns to the Pleasance Theatre stage this week with The Addams Family. The first of three productions planned for this academic year, the show promises an evening of great entertainment. Featuring Charles Addams’ original characters, this musical adaptation sees Wednesday Addams grown up and tackling the problems that come […]

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Shawshank demands more of our judiciary system

Image courtesy of Mark Yeoman A variation on the usual King’s Theatre format, The Shawshank Redemption has been adapted from Stephen King’s original short story for the stage with this being its first major UK tour. As in the highly acclaimed, cult classic film of the same name, Shawshank tells the story of Andy Dufresne […]

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The Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde

Morna Pearson’s rewrite of Stevenson’s classic short story brought Jekyll and Hyde to Edinburgh, using the revised location to help draw out the contrast between dark and light that runs central to the plot. The tale focuses on Jekyll’s daughter, Miriam (Emma McCaffrey), and an inversion of what would have been the typical or expected […]