Twelfth Night
‘If this were played upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an improbable fiction…’

In the kingdom of Illyria, courtly love is rife, but far from simple. Orsino loves Olivia, Olivia loves Cesario - who is in fact Viola in disguise - who in her turn loves Orsino. Add Viola’s identical twin brother Sebastian, the sycophantic steward Malvolio and a couple of mischievous knights into the mix, and chaos ensues. 

In a production unlike anything the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company has done before, witness Shakespeare’s greatest comedy played out in fully authentic Elizabethan costume and accompanied by live original music; it is truly not to be missed.

Tuesday 21st - Saturday 25th March 2017, 7:30pm
Teviot Debating Hall, Edinburgh

Tickets £12 (Full) / £10 Concession / £7 (Student)


Director - Lauren Stockless

Producer - Katherine Moar

Production Manager - Nell Gray Andrews

Assistant Director - Kate Campbell

Dramaturg - America Archer

Tech Manager - Ciara Milligan

Stage Manager - Jess Smith

Assistant Stage Manager - Sophie Macnair

Set Manager - Brandon Shalansky

Costume Designer - Laura Loszak

Assistant Producer - Hero Candy

Lighting Designer - Liz Marsh

Co-Musical Directors - Fiona Russell & Reace Black

King Lear


All good deeds need not be rewarded.

King Lear is Shakespeare's epic tragedy of heartbreak and goodness in the face of hostility. The ageing king descends into madness, and his family cuts him loose as the transpiring events become too much to bear. 

Now in its seventh year, the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company takes what is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy and allows it to become a play about a father who’s mind slips away from him and how those around him are forced to compensate.

|| 1st - 5th March 2016 || Pleasance Theatre || Tickets £10/ £7.50/ £7 ||


Director - Henry Conklin

Producer - Louise Spence

Production Manager - Laura McGugan

Assistant Director - Valentina Dunn

Costume - Kathryn Weaving

Hair - Isabella Rogers

Lights - Elissa Webb

Sound - Eliot Bacon

King Lear - Will Fairhead

Goneril - Caroline Elms

Regan - Agnes Kenig

Cordelia - Marina Windsor

Duke of Kent - Thomas Stuchfield

Duke of Gloucester - Ben Schofield

Edmund - Olivier Huband

Edgar - Macleod Stephen

Duke of Cornwall - Jordan Roberts-Laverty

Duke of Albany - Sam Coade

Fool - Pedro Leandro

Oswald - Vicente Ochoa

Ensemble - Grace Dickson, Kate Campbell, Holly Marsden, Kathryn Salmond, Rebecca Waites, Callum Pope, Ben Horner, Ewan McAdam




It is the summer of 1939 and Britain is travelling headlong towards one of the most devastating and transformative periods of its history. 

In the grand canal-side mansions of Little Venice, the privileged elite of London sit smoking their cigars and enjoying the fruits of their inheritance, oblivious to the oncoming collapse. Hardly thirty minutes from the grandeur of Little Venice are the brick terraces of the East End where Shylock, a Russian Jew, has earned a small fortune exploiting the spendthrift habits of the rich and irresponsible. As their feud unfolds, quiet voices on the radio warn them all, unheeded, of the storm that is about to break...

7:30pm 10th - 14th March 2015
(5:30pm Gala Reception Friday 13th)
(2:30pm matinee Saturday 14th)
Assembly Roxy

Tickets £6 (student) | £8 (concession) | £10 (full price)
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Director - Rae Glasman

Assistant Directors - Lucy Evans & Selin Senkoken

Producer - Liz Mills

Production Manager - Jack Simpson

Costume Designer and Manager - Rose McCormack

Costume Assistant - Laura Loszak

Costume Assistant - Lisa Gilroy

Props Master - Aisling Kelly

Props Assistant - Olivia Evershed

Lighting Operator - Ciara Milligan

Sound Operator - Huw Jones

Sound Designer - Chris Armitstead

Set Designer - Kate Brown

Set Assistant - Kirsty Mann

Set Assistant - Maeve Matheson

Hair and Make Up - Bella Rogers

Videographer - Sally Pendleton

Shylock - Joe Shaw
Bassanio - Will Fairhead
Antonio - Pedro Leandro
Portia - Isobel Moulder
Nerissa - Caprice Avis
Gratiano - Chris Edge
Lorenzo - Rory McIvor
Salarino - Macleod Stephen
Solanio - Dominic Corbett
Jessica - Kirsty Findlay
Lucy - Chaz Watson
Duke/Gobbo - Eric Geistfeld
Arragon - Lewis McKenzie
Morocco - Tom Birch

Tubal - Kathryn Salmond

Ensemble - Holly Marsden, Grace Dickson & Olivia Kashti

The Tempest


"Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, sounds a sweet aires that give delight."

Amidst storming seas and relentless waves lies the tale of ‘The Tempest’. Within its dream like sequences we are imbued with the spirit of sorcery, intrigue, the quelling of past feuds and the kindling of new loves. Placed within the twisting pipes, rusting rails and windswept decks of an abandoned oil platform floating in a wild ocean, this production delves into the mystery, beauty and comedy in what is widely regarded as one of Shakespeare’s finest works. 

Performed upon a dynamic thrust stage, incorporating elements of physical and ensemble style theatre, the EUSC's production aims to shed new light on this renowned piece. 

4th - 8th March 2014, 7:30pm
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

Tickets £10 (Full) / £7 (Student) / £6 (Member)

Cast & Crew

Director - Jack Kinross

Producer - Lauren McLay

Technical Manager - Kirstyn Petras

Stage Mananger - Ruth Luckins

Assistant Director - Elske Waite

Videographer - Sally Pendleton

Prospero - Sacha Timaeus


Miranda - Poppy Weir

Ariel - Ellie Deans

Caliban - Joe Shaw

Stephano - Connor Jones

Trinculo - Dean Joffe

Ferdinand - Will Fairhead

Alonsa - Lucile Taylor

Gonzalo - Jon Oldfield

Antonio - Alex Poole

Sebastian - Will Hearle

Adrian/ Spirit - Laurie Motherwell

Francesco/Spirit - Grace MacDougall


A man's revenge against his city... And what is a city if not its people?

In the aftermath of bloody riots, Caius Martius Coriolanus: famed champion of Rome is triumphant against Tullus Aufidius; enemy of the state.

But as his life of dedicated martial service is finally to be rewarded, will his famed disdain for populism and the fickle tide of public opinion be a death sentence to Rome?

Set in the 1980s, amidst political upheaval and social strife, the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company presents a tragic dissection of democracy; exploring power, influence and the delicate interplay between the two.

Show dates: 27 Feb - 2 March
Location: Pleasance Theatre

Cast & Crew

Producer: Luka Antony Bjeliš
Director: William Watt
Asst. Director: Melanie Phillips
Production Manager: Celia Dugua
Technical Managers: Ben Hussey, Tom Turner and Ruth Luckins
Stage Managers: Carolyn Doyle and Denis Schröder

Coriolanus: Andy Edwards
Aufidius: Frank Kerr
Brutus: Sacha Timaeus
Cominius: Olivier Huband
Titus Lartius: Fred Fergus
Agrippa Menenius: Emma Zahedi
Volumnia: Sarah McGuinness
Valeria: Abby Jackson
Virgilia: Venice van Someren
Sicinius: Lucy Taylor 

Ensemble: Marika Proctor, Lily Wakeley, Inag Rudzitis, Tom Birch, Craig Methven, Alex Gray, Martin MacLennan & Jon Oldfield

The Winter's Tale

A sad tale's best for winter...

Lents is the man who has everything: Power, Wealth and a loving wife and child he should be content with. Instead, he is uncomfortable with the world around him. Isolated by a destructive jealousy, he lashes out violently and watches as his life crumbles to the ground around him.

The EUSC capture the incredible beauty and savage cruelty of one of William Shakespeare's most eclectic and inventive plays, marrying terrible tragedy and farcical comedy in a way unique in Shakespeare's work. 

28th Feb - 3rd March 2012, Pleasance Theatre

Running Time: 3hrs30mins (incl. interval)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2011)

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Titus Andronicus

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