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Fringe 2017 – Family Season

Cinders: A Folk Tale

Written and Directed by Clunie Mackenzie
Music by Pete Bains and John Sampson


For children age 4-10 and their families.

Aug 1 – 15 at 13.00-14.00 ( 1hr)



Follow the actors and the story around the beautiful gardens of Duddingston Kirk Manse.


Dress for the weather and wear stout shoes to cope with long grass in places.


Some areas are not suitable for push-chairs, baby buggies or wheelchairs



Lots of participation and interaction – with captivating live music

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Three Wee Kings:
Grandad’s Cut

by Paul Morris – adapted  and directed  by Charles Nowosielski


“…it’s never too late for Christmas….what a laugh”

A comedy drama for Children age 5 upwards and Families


Aug 2 – 13 at 15.00 – 16.00 (1hr)
and 15 – 19 at 19.00 – 20.00 (1hr)


A gloriously funny new angle on the Christmas story.


Honest family fun with live original music and weatherproof inside the kirk.


Three old codgers are sheltering from the rain in a disused church and are joined by a pregnant young woman and her partner.


Sound familiar?

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Past Productions
Fringe 2016

The Shepherd Beguiled

by Netta Blair Reid

Directed by Charles Nowosielski
Music by Richard Cherns

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat. 3rd Sept.      7.30 pm


THE Shepherd Beguiled Edinburgh Fringe 2016- Theatre Alba


This fine play is a prime example of a great era in Scottish writing – the 1950/60s.

This beautifully crafted drama launched Alba’s unique style in 1982 with interpretative movement and live original music.






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The Quest For Excalibur

Written and directed by Clunie Mackenzie. With music written by John Sampson.

For children age 4-10 and their families.

Listed in the Guardian in the Top 21 shows for families at EdFringe 2016

Mon 1 – Sun 14 Aug
2.00 pm (1hr) 

The Quest for Excalibur Edinburgh Fringe 2016Legend has it that King Arthur threw Excalibur into Duddingston Loch.

The sword is missing!

In this thrilling adventure you will travel through the beautiful gardens overlooking this loch in the search for King Arthur’s enchanted sword.

Actors lead the way from scene to scene with songs and live music.





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