Edinburgh People's Theatre (EPT) are well known for presenting a broad variety of productions ranging from straight drama through to the fun of the Christmas Pantomime. Our year is based around a schedule of up to five productions (including the Festival Fringe which we have been performing in since 1947) so there's always plenty going on for people to join in with, whatever their level of interest and experience both on stage and off.
Our next production, Brief Encounter adapted for the stage by Emma Rice, will be performed at Church Hill Theatre, Morningside Road, from Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th March 2024. We look forward to seeing you there - details are listed below.
A re-imagining of the famous film for stage, set in 1930s Britain where 'doing your duty' shaped your character. Alec and Laura’s haunting love story plays out at the same time as romances develop between the train station staff. Emma Rice/Kneehigh Theatre's highly regarded theatre adaption of the film is inventive and yet true to the characters in the film. The ensemble cast invites you to join us at the train station, re-telling this story, singing some favourite Noel Coward songs with a little bit of dancing, a few train whistles and a lot of cups of tea. Whether you know the film or have never seen it, you'll enjoy watching this poignant story.
Tickets for our first production in our 81st year are on sale now and can be purchased online from TicketSource; by telephone 0333 666 3366; from a member of the Club; or by post using the rear of one of our flyers - click here to open a new window with a pdf of our flyer. Print off a copy and fill in the details then return it to us at the address shown along with payment and a stamped addressed envelope.
On Tuesday, 5th March we're having our monthly open night at EPT premises from 7.30pm. If you're interested in joining us, this is a great opportunity to come on down and have a chat with other members and see what we're all about. No obligation to join whatsoever.
With Brief Encounter rehearsals well under way, we're looking for all sorts of help. Costumes, props, set build, front of house, crew, tech etc. and we need people like you.
Send us and we will give you directions and more details. We look forward to meeting you soon.
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