Royal Conservatoire of Scotland returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with trio of musical theatre productions

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with trio of musical theatre productions

Published: 21/05/2018

Following rave reviews and sold-out audiences, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland returns to the capital this August for another five-star run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Royal Conservatoire will present a main stage musical and two new works at the Assembly Hall from August 3. The world premieres have been created in partnership with the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University in Illinois. Scotland’s national conservatoire and AMTP joined forces for the first time for last year’s Fringe, with students from both institutions performing in two critically-acclaimed and thematically-linked productions.

 

This year’s Fringe programme features:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by Dougie Irvine

Two con men clash on the French Riviera in this main stage musical. They can’t both stay, so they make a bet the first to swindle $50,000 from an American heiress wins. The question is: who is conning whom?

 

Legacy: A Mother’s Song

Written by Finn Anderson. Directed by Tania Azevedo

What makes a mother? Three women at different times in history find connection through traditional Scottish songs passed down their family tree. The stories in these songs guide them through the biggest change in their lives.

 

Legacy: The Book of Names

Written by Jonathan Bauerfeld and Casey Kendall. Directed by Ryan Cunningham with David H. Bell

They travelled from around the world. They arrived at Ellis Island. This new musical takes audiences on a journey to the greatest immigration station in history and shows how one day can change a lifetime.

 

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland launches its dedicated Fringe website www.rcsedfest.co.uk today which is a hub for all things Fringe-related with information on performances including alumni events, reviews, media galleries and ticket details.

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