Theatre At The Palace

October 29, 2019

Earlier this year Some Kind of Theatre presented a work-in-progress performance of A Note Of Explanation at Assembly Roxy as part of Formation Festival. The show, inspired by Vita Sackville-West’s miniature short story of the same name, tells the story of Quercus: a noisy sprite trapped inside Queen Mary’s Dolls House and the adventures she has had. It will be revived this December under the title The Sprite In The Dolls House at the Palace of Holyroodhouse as part of the Palace’s Christmas programme of events.

Flurry Of Four-Star Reviews For The Grandmothers Grimm

August 14, 2019

It's official: The Grandmothers Grimm has received acclaim from audiences and reviewers alike. With six four-star reviews (and a five-star review and official endorsement from Twitter star, Watson The Ferret), the show has been going from strength to strength in Buxton, London, and Edinburgh. There are just three chances left to catch it at Paradise In The Vault before the show moves on to its Theatre On The Sofa mini tour.

The Grandmothers Grimm Is Going On Tour!

June 19, 2019

Cannibalism, werewolf trials, deceit, and murder. Some Kind of Theatre are taking The Grandmothers Grimm on a mini tour this summer! Join us at the Buxton Festival Fringe (July 6th and 7th), London's Southwark Playhouse (July 14th), or in Edinburgh. We'll be at Edinburgh's Paradise Green for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from August 3rd to 17th and before the show goes on tour again to living room, office, school, and care home as part of our Theatre On The Sofa project.

Lost Dolls House Story Comes Alive At Edinburgh's Formation Festival

February 08, 2019

Some Kind of Theatre are bringing the world premiere of Vita Sackville-West's fairy tale A Note Of Explanation to the stage next month at the Formation Festival in the historic Assembly Roxy.

Originally written in 1924 for the Queen Mary Dolls House, Sackville-West's children's story was lost until 2017 when a renovation of the royal dolls house unearthed a miniature copy. Within the tiny book was the story of a sprite who has seen every event in fairy tale history.

Reworking the story to contain an ecological message, Some Kind of Theatre will be staging A Note Of Explanation for the first time in its history on March 1st - 3rd as part of the Formation Festival at Assembly Roxy.

Coming Soon: A Note Of Explanation Auditions

January 23, 2019

Auditions, ahoy! We've just opened applications for auditions for A Note Of Explanation. Interested in joining the good ship Some Kind of Theatre for this latest voyage? Click below to find out more.

Macbeth Collaboration Announced

November 01, 2018

All hail Tyler Mortimer that shalt be director next year.

Pub Corner Poets artistic director, Tyler Mortimer, is joining Some Kind of Theatre as the director of a gig theatre adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. Performing in autumn 2019, open auditions for the project will be held following the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. The original text is being adapted for this production by Mortimer and Some Kind of Theatre's artistic director, Emily Ingram.

Four Stars For Twelfth Night

August 29, 2018

Twelfth Night has been awarded four stars by the Derek Awards.  To discover what our audiences thought of the production, follow the link below.

Show Tune Karaoke

July 21, 2018

If music be the food of love...

This week we're teaming up with TypeCast Productions to bring you Show Tune Karaoke.  

Join us on the evening of Sunday 22nd July downstairs at Moriarty's Bar, Lothian Road, for chance to relax before the festival, sing your heart out to your choice of show tunes* and classic karaoke numbers, and hear more about Type Cast and SKoT's Fringe performances of 'Ganymede' and 'Twelfth Night'.

Tickets: £4.00 per person or £10.00 for a group of three. 
Discounts available for Type Cast or SKoT Patreon supporters.

Access: The downstairs bar is accessible down approx. 15 steps. If we can do anything to assist you accessing the venue, please let us know and we'll be more than happy to help.

 

Formation Festival Tickets Now On Sale

June 30, 2018

Hooray! Tickets for our preview of Twelfth Night are now on sale.  Previews will run July 7th - 9th at 7pm, in advance of our Shakespeare On The Sofa and Edinburgh Fringe performances in August.

 

The previews are part of Annexe Arts Hub's Formation Festival at the Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh.  There's a plethora of shows on at the festival, including Cameron Forbes' Caredirected by our artistic director, Emily Ingram.  Check out the full what's on list here.

Some Kind of Theatre Celebrates Pride Month

June 08, 2018

A small statement, rather than news today.  We are proud to be a theatre company run by and open to LGBTQ+ folk.  This month, our logo over on Twitter has been decked in the rainbow flag to mark of the anniversary of the beginning of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Be proud, be kind.

SKoT

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Cakes And Ale And Boardgames Returns

June 05, 2018

Everyone's favourite boardgames night, Cakes & Ale & Boardgameswill be making a return to ethical social enterprise pub, Harry's Southside, this evening!

Entry to the event is £3.00 (£2.50 if you bring a boardgame or a donation to Harry's Southside's food bank collection) or free to ou
r Patreon supporters.

There is one small step up from street level into the bar, which is all on one level.

Some Kind of Murder Mystery Comes To Edinburgh

May 29, 2018

What scream through yonder window breaks?!

Some Kind of Theatre are hosting A Very Shakespearean Murder Mystery party. There's been a murder and it's up to a motley collective of Shakespeare's character to work out who dunnit. 

Take on the role of one of 14 Shakespearean characters (murderer or investigator) and either use your wits to solve this murder most foul or evade capture. Knowledge of Shakespearean language is not required, but a sense of fun is essential. 


Places are limited to 14 guests so advance booking is strongly recommended. Email info@somekindoftheatre.co.uk or use the button below to send us a message via our contact form.

Twelfth Night Fringe Tickets Now On Sale

May 23, 2018

Hear ye, hear ye! Tickets are now on sale for the Edinburgh Fringe leg of our Twelfth Night summer tour.  Our previous Fringe shows, Julius Caesar (2017) and The Tempest (2016) were both sell out shows, so book your tickets now to avoid missing out!

Going Blue For M.E. Awareness Day

May 11, 2018

To raise awareness of the condition Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.), our logo went blue across our social media channels as part of the 'Go Blue For M.E.' campaign.  To find out more about what you can do to support and raise awareness for those with this condition, follow the #GoBlueForME hashtag online or click on the link button below to read the M.E. Association's suggestions on how to lend your support.

Cakes And Ale And Boardgames

April 28, 2018

Our boardgames extravaganza, Cakes & Ale & Boardgames, is back by popular demand!  Join us at Harry's Southside (42-44 Buccleuch Street) on May 16th, June 6th and 27th, and July 18th for a night of boardgame-playing, ale quaffing, and cake nomming, all in aid of summer production of Twelfth Night.  Entry is £3.00 per person, free for our Patreon supporters, or £2.50 if you bring a boardgame or a donation to the Harry's Southside food bank collection.

Games include Scrabble, Fluxx, Rhino, Tarot, cards, Betrayal At The House On The Hill, Dungeons & Dragons, and more!

Presenting The Cast of Twelfth Night

April 14, 2018

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Twelfth Night.  Out of over 70 auditionees, 17 people made it through to the second round of auditions, and we are pleased to announce that the show is now cast!  

Orsino   -   Michael Brown

Feste   -   Gerry Kielty

Viola & Sebastian   -   Elsa Van der Wal 

 Olivia -   Cinzia DuBois

Sea Captain & Sir Toby   -   Chris Pearson

Maria   -   Rebecca Phipps

Sir Andrew Aguecheek   -   James Sullivan

Malvolio & Antonio   -   Justin Skelton

Some Kind of Theatre Joins Patreon

April 11, 2018

It's official!  We've launched our Patreon page!  We'll be using this platform to provide you with behind-the-scenes glimpses of our shows and workshops and recordings of past shows.  There's also plans afoot to release radio plays and podcasts, available exclusively to patrons.  As always, there's fantastic rewards on offer to donors, including goody bags and invitations to exclusive workshops and post-show talks.

Twelfth Night Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched

April 04, 2018

Quote badges, yellow stockings, platypus t shirts, and more! We've got a plethora of fantastic rewards on offer for our IndieGoGo crowdfunding donors. Check out the options and consider donating today!

Money raised from the campaign will go towards venue hire costs, publicity materials, set-building items (including dress-maker's mannequins!), and materials for costume making.  Every little helps and we are incredibly grateful for any support that you are able to give.

Twelfth Night Audition Slots Are Now Fully Booked

March 19, 2018

All of the slots for our Twelfth Night audition weekend on April 7th and 8th are now fully booked.  We are however still accepting self-tape auditions and applications for Skype auditions.  The button below will take you through to our auditions form and further information about the auditions process and the production.

Some Kind of Theatre Brings Twelfth Night to Edinburgh

March 15, 2018

Some Kind of Theatre will be bringing Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to the Edinburgh Fringe this year!  We’re performing Monday 13th August to Sunday 26th August, excluding Sunday 19th August at The Vault at Paradise in Augustine's. The show will also be available as part of our Shakespeare on the Sofa scheme and will be bookable for office, school, care home, and living room performances.

Open auditions will be held on April 7th and 8th in central Edinburgh.

Some Kind of Theatre Returns to the Edinburgh Fringe

March 14, 2018

This year, Some Kind of Theatre’s Edinburgh Fringe Shakespeare production is going to be performed at The Vault at Paradise Green (Merchant Street) in weeks 2 and 3 of the festival at 9.15pm, alongside our usual Shakespeare on the Sofa performances.  We’re very excited. 

We’re making the move from the PBH Free Fringe where we’ve performed for two very enjoyable years to a more traditional venue in order to guarantee ourselves an accessible performance space.  We want to ensure that our shows and auditions are available to everyone and, although we’ve had a fantastic time with PBH and admire the amazing work that their organising team do each year, we’ve found that the nature of the Free Fringe’s application and organisation process make it difficult to guarantee whether or not we will end up in a performance space that is accessible to wheelchairs, families, and other audience members, show crew and performers.

We’ve been proud to be able to offer Shakespeare at the Fringe at an affordable price thanks to the PBH Free Fringe over the past two years and, as we make the move to a traditional Fringe venue, we are committed to keeping our ticket prices as low as possible to ensure that our work remains financially accessible.  We have arranged generous concession and family ticket prices to safeguard this aim.

And which Shakespeare will be performed this year? we hear you ask.   In honour of last year’s production of Julius Caesar, we decided there was no better time to announce this year’s show than the Ides of March (15th March).  Stay tuned tomorrow for the announcement.

Upcoming Shows in 2018

February 23, 2018

Earlier this month, we had a meeting about our upcoming projects for 2018 and we can't wait to share our plans with you all!  Shakespeare on the Sofa will be returning to Fringe this year with Chris - who's normally either treading the boards or stage managing them - taking the helm as director for the first time.  Then, in the autumn we'll be taking you on a journey back in time with brand new writing from the SKOT team before we round off the year with a literary adaptation at Christmas.  Stay tuned for more details!

Tickets Released for The Grandmothers Grimm

January 19, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for our encore performances of The Grandmothers Grimm.  The show is being performed along with eight other productions from emerging Edinburgh theatre companies and actors as part of Annexe Art's Formation Festival.  

The Grandmothers Grimm explores the ways in which women contributed to the Brothers Grimm's famous collection of fairy tales, and how the Brothers edited and sanitised oral folk tales and stories told to them by their fellows. 

The Grandmothers Grimm is back!

December 15, 2017

Our sell-out, Edinburgh Horror Festival debut The Grandmothers Grimm is returning to the Edinburgh stage this spring.  From February 3rd-6th at 7pm we will be performing the show as part of Annexe Arts'  week-long takeover at the Assembly Roxy.  Keep your eyes peeled: tickets will be released very soon!

Some Kind of Theatre Are Now On Ko-Fi.com!

November 16, 2017

Good news!  You can now support us via a one-off donation on Ko-Fi.com. The website allows you to support artists and performers by donating approximately the price of a cup of coffee to them.  It is a truth universally acknowledged that theatre runs on caffeine, so it made perfect sense to us to make ourselves a Ko-Fi page!  As always, we are incredibly grateful for any donations we receive.  


All the best from everyone here at Some Kind of Theatre 

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Some Kind of Theatre's Fairytale Debut at The Edinburgh Horror Festival

October 11, 2017

Some Kind of Theatre will be presenting a brand new show, The Grandmothers Grimmat Edinburgh's celebrated Horror Festival later this month.  The piece, devised using text from the Brothers Grimm and earlier storyteller plus original dialogue from Edinburgh poet and writer Emily Ingram, tells the story of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm's attempt to sanitise traditional folk tales for their now-famous fairytale anthology.

Experience your favourite bedtime stories as you've never heard them before at 6.30pm, October 27th - 31st 2017 in Banshee Labyrinth's spooky Chamber Room.

Shakespeare on the Sofa dates for 'Julius Caesar' (with pirates!) announced!

July 31, 2017

The Shakespeare on the Sofa tour of our piratical production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has begun.  Book now to bring this swashbuckling show into your office, living room, care home, or community centre.

PIRATE JULIUS CAESAR Auditions Sign-Up is Now Live!

May 17, 2017

The sign up form for our open auditions for Julius Caesar: With Pirates is now live.  Please fill in this form to book an audition slot or click the button below for more information.

Tickets now onsale for ORLANDO

April 14, 2017

Tickets are now available for the premiere of our stage production of Virginia Woolf's Orlando, adapted by our general manager,  published writer Emily Ingram.  Book now to avoid missing out!

Collection for LGBT Youth Scotland to be held after Virginia Woolf's 'Orlando'

February 24, 2017

We're proud to announce that a collection for LGBT Youth Scotland will be held after every performance of Virginia Woolf's Orlando (April 18th - 22nd 2017).  LGBT Youth Scotland works to support and protect young LGBTQIA+ people, striving to "empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and the wider LGBT community so that they are embraced as full members of the Scottish family at home, school and in every community", and we are delighted to have the opportunity to raise money for them.

Please bring along spare change to performances to donate, or sign the Purple Pledge on LGBT Youth Scotland's website to show support for young people suffering from biphobia, transphobia, and homophobia.

Cast List Released for 'Orlando'!

February 20, 2017

We're pleased to be able to announce the cast list for our production of Virginia Woolf's Orlando.  For the next two months, we have the pleasure of working with:

Elsa Van Der Wal : ORLANDO

Lucy Davidson: THE WRITER

 Camilla Makhmudova:  SASHA & ENSEMBLE

 John Spilsbury:  MARMADUKE & ENSEMBLE

Gerry Kielty: NICK GREENE & ENSEMBLE

James Sullivan: QUEEN ELIZABETH, HARRY, & ENSEMBLE

Join us at Monkey Barrel, Edinburgh, from April 18th - 22nd to see these guys in action onstage!

Spring Show Auditions: 'Orlando'

January 30, 2017

This weekend we are holding auditions for our Spring show, an original adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Orlandoa landmark novel once described as "the longest and most charming love letter in literature". Our adaptation aims to translate Woolf's sensual, dizzyingly descriptive prose onto the stage through use of symbolism and props, and we are looking for a strong set of actors to join us in bringing this strange, beautiful story to life. 

We will be performing from Tuesday April 18th until Saturday April 22nd 2017 in central Edinburgh, and rehearsals - which will take place once or twice a week during February and March, and more frequently during April - will be arranged subject to the availability of the cast and crew. The show will be run as a profit share.

To book an audition slot, please fill in this form.

No previous acting experience is required, but we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the basic plot of 'Orlando' prior to your audition (Wikipedia or similar is fine at this stage!).

A sample extract of the script will also be released shortly to get you in the mood for auditions.

If you have any questions about auditions or performances or anything else Orlando or Some Kind of Theatre related, please email us at somekindoftheatre@gmail.com or comment below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

★★★★ FROM EDFRINGE REVIEW!

August 11, 2016

EdFringe Review's Dominic Leonard has awarded The Steampunk Tempest 4 stars, describing it as a "small, wonderous gem".

SUPPORT US: Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched

July 10, 2016

Our crowd-funding campaign for The Steampunk Tempest has launched today with lots of fantastic perks up for grabs.  Every donation is gratefully received and will go towards making our summer tour more accessible to audiences unable to access theatre in traditional venues.

BOOK NOW: Tempest Tickets On Sale

July 04, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for our highly awaited The Steampunk Tempest.  Be a part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations by hosting his final play in your living room, garden, office, school or local library. 

OPEN AUDITIONS: The Steampunk Tempest

May 18, 2016

Auditions for our steampunk, Shakespeare On The Sofa production of The Tempest will be taking place on May 28th and 29th.  Click 'find out more' for character descriptions, audition pieces, and to sign up for an audition slot.

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