Queen Margaret University’s very own musical theatre society provides a performance opportunity to its incredibly talented members who share a common passion for musical theatre and performing. Join us for a showcase of different pieces from various musicals. We don’t just bring it; we sing it.
Nicola Simpson and Lou Mclean are two Scottish singer songwriters who use music to explore mental health, relationships, feminism and freedom. "Shut the shop" is their first collaboration. Their show is a mix of original songs, spoken word and acoustic covers.
Blind Mirth, St. Andrews' first, best, and only improv comedy troupe, are going on tour! Not to be missed; we are leaving the safety of St. Andrews for one show only! Clever, crowd pleasing, and hilarious the group is primed to have you laughing until your sides ache!
Twisted Edge Workshops gives performers in Edinburgh a chance to explore and perform stand-up comedy. We invite you to join us for a night of the best participants in the workshops from the past few months.
Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller’s Arthur Savile’s Crime follows university student Arthur, who is told by a mysterious new acquaintance that there is murder in his future. As other predictions begin to come true, Arthur buckles down to brainstorm who to kill in this “joyous romp through the world of dark comedy” (The Student).
QMU ComSoc presents a show so funny you’ll wish it was free.
The Boy Calling The Kettle Wolf” Is a piecing together of four autobiographical stories that recount a meeting at a party. At which nothing is as it seems, including its guests. Told through part gig, documentary, quiz show, and part scripted reality TV "The boy calling the kettle wolf" is about those willing to merge the lines between what actually happened and the versions that we tell.
Featuring Peter Smart, Asta Heidur, Jack Stancliffe, Jak Soroka.
silo portem perform a semi-improvised electronic accompaniment to short films from ECA animation students and their own experimental films that together explore the sometimes dystopian aspects of both urban and rural contemporary life. Sometimes dark and twisted, other times mysterious and delicate, their multi-layered, textural music and imagery take you on a mesmerising audio-visual journey like no other.
The pop idol 2004 runners-up return to the scene after a decade long hiatus with a new 12 piece neo-liberal quintet.
"Post rock, pre funk, theme park soda-pop -- too much roller coaster, buckle up, it’s about to go downhill" –Angela Merkel
Accelerate are a QMU based company who aim to open a discussion about mental health, starting with Rome, a new piece written by Emma Willett. Using physical theatre, they fill in the areas words can’t fully express and recreate the obsessions and internal violence of an oppressive mental state.
Ya dad loves Bizarre Silk. International Playboys from New York, Glasgow, Mumbai, and Kuala Lumpur. Intricate 4 piece reflecting the belief that the world is a truly awful place, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t dance, have fun, get sweaty, tongue-tied, drunk, lost, and miles away from your beginning with no idea how you ended up there. The aim is to make a lot of unforgettable noise. Remember a time when music was made by people? Who cares!
Cobweb Theatre Company is one of the theatre societies at QMU. Focusing mostly on new writing, they have developed a fresh contemporary voice over the past few years. Wonders of the Web is a showcase that presents recent work developed by the company.
What happens in beds? ‘Cloth’ is an exploration of childhood, dreams, sleep, intimacy, relationships, the human body... all through the medium of bed sheets. An original short physical theatre and storytelling piece.
Two people. Friends. Friends for life. Now trying to figure out… What’s life all about? What happened to those childhood dreams? And what happens next?
From the winner of the Best International Spoken Word Show Award at the Edinburgh Fringe (PBH), this award-winning show takes us on a warm and funny, personal and political journey through the science of happiness. Based on Török's TED talk 'What I've Learned From Studying Happiness'. “Wit, warmth and wisdom aplenty” - The Scotsman
The Improverts are Edinburgh Fringes’ longest running improv comedy troupe. They perform short-form games based on your suggestions resulting in a show which is always different and always funny.
The Indonesian heritage performance will showcases Indonesia’s diverse cultures through a combination of traditional dance, medley songs, and video. Saman is an Acehnese dance from Sumatera island, which is commonly performed to celebrate important event. Representing other regions, the traditional medley will comprise of songs from Java, Sulawesi, and Papua.
Join yer Auntie Jambus for an evening of delightful chat and merriment. This woman has a heart of gold and bag full of wether’s originals and she wants to share her stories with you. Grab a glass of wine, don your glad-rags, whack your dancing shoes on and get ready for the most darling woman in all of Edinburgh.
Irrelevant centres around three young, bohemian adults chatting about everything, ranging from who they would want by their sides in an apocalyptic scenario, to what wigs to wear at their own funerals (nobody else knows how to style their hair). A dark, comedic critique of the modern day hipster.
We are Queen Margaret University’s drama society! We pride ourselves on being individual and reflect this through our work, which is entirely created by our members. This is our second year at the Edinburgh Students Arts Festival and we hope to have as much success as we did last year.