SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Acting Scene are pleased to announce that West-End actor John McManus has agreed to lead a special class on our Seniors Musical Theatre Course. John has just finished playing Maurice in the UK tour of Top Hat, WINNER of 3 Laurence Olivier awards including Best New Musical, and WINNER of the […]

By |August 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ROADWORKS-Ravelston Dykes

ROADWORKS: Please note road works on Ravelston Dykes have resulted in a section being closed, between Murrayfield Road and Campbell Road. This may effect your journey to our course location over the coming weeks.  However access to The Mary Erskine School car parks is still available.

By |July 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Impossible -Play At Edin Fringe (2015) 13+

The Acting Scene like a good play and Impossible looks set to be one. Starring  Alan Cox as Harry Houdini and Phill Jupitus as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the true story of their deadly feud.

In 1920, the famous American escape artist and magician met the novelist and creator of Sherlock Holmes for the […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great family Fringe show. (8+) called LOVEBIRDS. 2015

A little bird has just told The Acting Scene about a great family show. (8+) called LOVEBIRDS.

The age of vaudeville. A quartet of penguins (last seen waiting on a nanny and her chimneysweep friend in Mary Poppins) and a trio of parrots sing and dance, dazzling and delighting their audiences, night after night in […]

By |July 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dressed by Angels exhibition to display West End and film costumes

The October break may seem ages away. However if you have a child interested in theatre costume design then an up and coming exhibition in London this October could be just the ticket.

Costumes from stage shows such as Wicked and films including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will feature in a new exhibition marking 175 […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Three plays vie for James Tait Black Prize for Drama

Plays featuring body-swapping, Albert Einstein’s brain theft and Scottish kings have been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Drama.
The three nominations were selected from 180 entries world-wide.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on 24 August in Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre.

The prize was launched in 2012 when Britain’s oldest literary awards, the […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

RSC Kids Shakespeare App

David Tennant and Tamsin Greig are to feature on a new app that aims to transform the way young people experience Shakespeare.

Re:Shakespeare has been developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company with electronics firm Samsung. It hopes to bring Shakespeare to a new generation through immersive games and interactive features with RSC actors.

The app’s content, […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 New Play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Acting Scene are excited by the news that the Harry Potter magic will truly NEVER die and his story will continue.

J.K. Rowling has confirmed that the young wizard’s “untold” tale will be brought to life on the stage in 2016.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will tell a new story, and while details […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Susan Elkin: I fear for Britain’s Scots talent

The Acting Scene finds the following article by Susan Elkin (Education and Training Editor at The Stage) makes for interesting reading.

I’m worried about children who are hugely talented performers and who happen to live in Scotland. They’re already losing out, and I don’t think it’s going to be long before casting directors are discreetly […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

School Trips Slump

The Acting Scene are in agreement with Purni Morell that drama in education is suffering its worst crisis in decades.

Theatre companies making work for children and young people have criticised a decline in schools’ participation and a change in attitude within the education system that places the arts “at a very low level status”.

The […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments