Theatre Alba are renowned for their open-air theatre in beautiful gardens.

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Theatre Alba

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

The Shepherd Beguiled

by Netta Blair Reid

Aug 10-14, 17-21, 24-28     7.30pm (2 hrs. 10 mins)

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.

The play tells the story of Reverend Robert Kirk, author of The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies, born 1641 and died – or disappeared – from the world in 1692.

Following his funeral, his form appeared to a kinsman to inform him that he was not dead but held captive in Fairyland. Overlooking Duddingston Loch, this vital part of Scottish Theatre history is quite simply magical.

Overlooking Duddingston Loch, this vital part of Scottish Theatre history is quite simply magical.

Outdoor performance – dress for the weather.

Disabled Parking, Access and Facilities.

 

The Quest For Excalibur

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

For children age 4-10 and their families.

Mon 1 – Sun 14 Aug    2pm (1hr) 

Legend 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.

Solve the clues, sing songs and meet magical and mythical creatures along the way. An outdoor, promenade production, written in simple Scots.

Outdoor performance – dress for the weather
Children age 3 and under go free.
Some areas of the route through the gardens are not suitable for disabled access.

 

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