Elsewhere, lecturer Donna Soto-Morettini directs “A Royal Flush”, a new and topical comedy that follows “the aftermath of a mistakenly lifted Portaloo” and features graduates from our Acting & English course.
University staff and students feature in world’s largest arts festival
Other plays featuring Edinburgh Napier talent include “I am Yours”, “My Romantic History”, “Some Voices” and “We Are Not Criminals”, all staged at theSpace on the Mile throughout August.
If music is more your thing, two Edinburgh Napier students will be performing a classical piano recital at St Vincent’s on 25 August while Music student Luke Cunningham is performing as Luke Closely in a one-man show featuring “magic, music and comedy – all in a kilt” as part of the Free Fringe at The Voodoo Rooms.
At Summerhall, Edinburgh Napier alumnus Simon Thacker will be performing as part of the Made in Scotland showcase for an unprecedented third consecutive year representing Scotland to international audiences and promoters. He will be performing Karmana, Songs of the Roma
, with cellist and fellow Edinburgh Napier alumna Justyna Jablonska and singer/violinist Masha Natanson. The programme consists of original instrumental music by Simon ("Karmana") and his reimaginings of Gypsy songs ("Songs of the Roma"). It runs until 20 August.
The University is also represented at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where Stanley Odd, “Scotland’s finest hip hop band” featuring Edinburgh Napier music staff, play Unbound in the Spiegeltent
on 24 August. The University is also sponsoring an event at the Book Festival, where “Edinburgh’s Cultural Freedom Fighter” Jim Haynes will talk about his memoir “How I Came to Dine with Vladimir Putin”
on 21 August.
The Edinburgh Napier Students Association' (ENSA) is also getting in on the act with “One Musical to Rule Them All”, an all-singing, all-dancing, contemporary parody of The Lord of the Rings. Embark on a misshapen parody adventure with Froyo, Gundalf and more as they go through the non-specific fantasy world, dodging villains and plot holes alike on their quest to destroy curiously powerful jewellery, all while singing catchy songs. The Drama Society’s show is on at Greenside @ Infirmary Street at 6.25pm every day from 5 to 20 August, excluding 14 August.