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Theatre Alba is Scotland's longest running independent professional theatre company . For more than thirty years we have been bringing innovative and critically acclaimed drama to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and beyond.

Our inspiration has been and remains the Scots tongue and the tradition of storytelling (The Wallace, The Lass wi the Muckle Moo, The Warlds Wonder, The Carlin Moth, The Puddok an the Princess, The Shepherd Beguiled, A Musselburgh Reel, The Bruce, The Cauldron, and The Burning being among the productions), but our recent play list also includes works by Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest), Shaw (St Joan) and, in collaboration with the celebrated playwright, Jo Clifford, Chekhov (The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard).

Fringe performances take place against the picturesque backdrop of the gardens of Duddingston Kirk Manse. With live music nearly always featuring in our productions, the combination of the location and haunting melodies makes what for many must be a unique theatrical experience.

We are not just a professional company, however, and value our links with the community.

The association with Duddingston Kirk has seen professional and amateur actors and members of the congregation all involved in an ecumenical and outdoor passion play.

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