Birth of EPT: An Extract

Extract from ‘The Scotsman’ Wednesday 13 October 1943 People’s Theatre New Edinburgh Venture Three one-act plays of Russian life were given last night in the Oddfellows’ Hall, Forrest Road, Edinburgh to mark the opening of the Edinburgh People’s Theatre. The plays were produced by Mr. Andrew P. Wilson in aid of the new hospital in

The Stage Piano (A Cautionary Tale)

By Gordon Braidwood At last it was decided! A stage piano was required for ‘When We Are Married’ and the only available solution was to remove the inner workings of the Black piano, currently sitting in the second rehearsal area, to make it practical for transport to the theatre. So, there I was, one evening,

EPT in 1973

The year was 1973 – I know, pre-history for most of you – and the pantomime was The Silver Curlew. It was based on the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin who, in this case, was Tom Tit Tot, played by John Ramage who later went on to success as a professional actor. The secret password, by the

EPT: Our Life in Lockdown

By member Pat Johnson One of the items on the agenda at every committee meeting is “Website”.  At one such meeting there was mention that someone really should write a blog for the website.  Now I wasn’t sure what a blog was, never having read, let alone written such a thing before, but I heard

Cast For Aladdin Announced

We are delighted to announce the cast list for our 67th consecutive pantomime Aladdin, which will appear at he Churchill Theatre 13th-21st December (excluding the 16th]. In this fun filled magical adventure, Aladdin bids to save the beautiful Princess Jasmine from the clutches of the wicked Abanazar. Expect all the traditional Panto ingredients – toe

edinburgh panto auditions

Edinburgh Panto Auditions

It might only be September but we’re already thinking about Christmas here at EPT and of course the Edinburgh People’s Theatre panto auditions! The auditions for our 67th consecutive pantomime, Aladdin, are on this week. Over the years, we have performed at the Churchill Theatre in Morningside with many performances being sold out. Being part

EPT Goes to Stratford-upon-Avon

From Thursday 6th June – Monday 10th June 2019, a group of fifteen members is travelling to Stratford-upon-Avon for a bit of ‘culchur’. This is our third year and, although it is open to all club members, it is more or less the same crowd for 2019. The four young ones stay in one house