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BOVTS at the Edinburgh Fringe

Published on:
2nd August 2019

Today marks the beginning of the Edinburgh Fringe festival – a thriving scene of arts and culture with thousands of shows on offer across the month of August in Scotland’s capital city. Whether you’re taking part in a show (or several!) or watching as many as you possibly can each day, it’s a chance to get involved in an amazing celebration of the arts.

We’re extremely proud that there are quite a few current or past BOVTS students at the festival across this month – you can sample verbatim theatre, Shakespearean children’s theatre or even stand up comedy, to mention a few! So if you’re heading to Edinburgh this month and want to take in some BOVTS talent, read on for the full details on some of the wonderful shows our current or past students are involved in.


The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare

Assembly George Square Studios

11:00 – 7 -17 August

featuring acting students about to start their final year


Zoo Playground

16:30 – 2-17 August

featuring 2019 Directing MA graduate Nikhil Vyas

The Wonder Jam

Heroes @ Black Medicine

00:00 – 2-25 August

featuring 2019 Acting FdA graduate Jonathan Oldfield (10-17 August)


I Just Want Someone To Know I Was Here

Part of A Play, a Pie and a Pint @ McSorley’s Irish Bar

13:00 – 12-16 August

featuring 2019 Acting FdA graduate Jonathan Oldfield


10:50 – 5-26 August

Assembly Rooms

MA Directing graduate Jessica Rose McVay

Leave A Message

14:00 – 2-26 August

Gilded Balloon

MA Directing graduate Jessica Rose McVay

Black and White Tea Room – Counsellor

18:20 – 2-25 August

Assembly Rooms

featuring acting graduates Nicholas Collett and Patrick Miller

Who Cares

18:20 – 2-11, 13-25 August


featuring acting graduates Jessica Temple and Luke Grant

Ed MacArthur – Humoresque

14:00 – 3-12 and 14-25 August

Voodoo Rooms

featuring acting graduate Ed MacArthur

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

10:45 – 2-12, 14-19 August

Pleasance Courtyard

directed by Hal Chambers (MA Directing graduate 2008) and Associate Directed by Roddy Peters (Acting BA graduate 2010)


12:30 – 2-11, 13-26 August

Underbelly Bristo Square

featuring Nick Devallé and directed by Jim Rastall (both Acting graduates 2009)

If you’re a BOVTS graduate, going to the Fringe and not on this list, get in touch with us via social media or email [email protected]




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In just one year the MFA programme has given me the confidence in my artistry and the tools to work professionally that I lacked prior to my training. N'Dea Miles, MFA Professional Acting Student