Items filtered by date: July 2016

Empty Beds goes to the Ed Fringe

Thursday, 28 July 2016 13:05

2016 graduate Julia Cranney triumphed over other drama school students to win the new-writing Scottish Daily Mail Drama Award for £6,000 to produce her show EMPTY BEDS.

Catch the show from the 4th to the 28th of August 1.50pm at Underbelly, Cowgate as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

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DSLers off to the Ed Fringe

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 09:45

Every year DSL graduates head up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on mass. Some merely go to watch, but many others to perform. Pictured are just a handful of grads across 9 different shows, and you'll find many more up in Edinburgh.

Faculty member Jilly Bond stars in Tangent Theatre's Criminology 303, alonside graduates Julian Gartside and Antonis Sideras. 

"Retired detective Norma Bates has solved every murder case presented to her. Except one. It's quite literally coming back to haunt her. When her lecture is hijacked by an apparent ghost in the machine, Norma is forced to confront the details of her unsolved case. Reliving her encounter with the pivotal witness, whose own prejudices cast a lingering shadow over her investigation, she uncovers a tale of racism, betrayal and lost love."

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You'll also find Empty Beds, winner of the Scottish Daily Mail Award, written and performed by Julia Cranney and also staring graduate Carys Wright (both 2016 graduates).

"Nobody should spend their birthday alone... right? The Wyld sisters – Catherine, Emily and Jo – tend to avoid one another. Today, they're trapped on a train 250 miles from home, en route to visit their brother Michael on his birthday. He's seriously ill and the only available psychiatric hospital bed has left him stranded on the other side of the country. The sisters have been travelling all day to see him and patience is wearing thin. Searingly honest, award-winning new writing from Julia Cranney, exploring the human impact of cuts to mental health services."

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Mark Brent & Joanna Lumley

Friday, 15 July 2016 09:51

Graduate Mark Brent plays The Butler in THE CORRIDOR with Joanna Lumley and Aidan Gillen, created as the centrepiece of Somerset House’s upcoming “Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick” exhibition until 24 August 2016.

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VERSAILLES

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:06

Great to catch graduate Pip Torrens in the Canal+ & BBC Two historical drama VERSAILLES playing the villainous Duke of Cassell. Pip joins fellow DSL graduate Elisa Lasowski who plays Louis's queen - Marie-Thérèse.

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