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50 plays to be performed in one night

posted 8 Jan 2013, 08:57 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 8 Jan 2013, 09:01 ]

Fifty plays are to be performed in one evening at the Traverse Theatre to mark its half century.

In September, theatre bosses challenged writers to come up with a play connected to, or inspired by, Edinburgh to mark the anniversary, with one proviso – the script had to number 500 words or less.

After receiving more than 600 plays, a rigorous reading process saw entries whittled down to 50, with writers ranging from absolute beginners to more established bards.

Now the works are to be performed in one bumper evening of entertainment to mark the theatre’s 50th birthday.