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theSpace on North Bridge
Edinburgh Fringe Fest
LOST Theatre
Winner of Scottish Daily Mail Drama Award 2012


About the piece

Yorkshire, 1939.  

A young couple, Penny and Oscar, buy an old but equally charming picture house which quickly becomes a success.

However war is just around the corner and it is not long before Oscar and the men of the town are called to serve for their country.

Can the picture house, which has become the pride, joy and escape of the community, survive the horrors of war?

This fresh piece of writing from Play Pen Productions introduces the audience to a brand new show which includes an original book and score.

In the year that Britain hosted the Diamond  Jubilee and Olympic games, what better way to get into the British sprit than with a trip to 'The Picture House'!


★★★★★ "There is absolutely nothing bad to say about this play except the fact that it has to end"

Three Weeks


★★★★ "What an unexpected, charming and touching delight this new musical is"

 The Scotsman


★★★★ "This is a phenomenal achivement by the cast and production team"

Broadway Baby

Creative Team

Director | Tania Azevedo

Musical Director | Nick House

Designer | Olivia Ward

Lighting Designer | Derek Anderson

Choreographer | Kayleigh Smith

Producer | Play Pen Productions and Filipe J. Carvalho



Dora - Jasmine Gur

Ivy - Kayleigh Smith

Penny - Lily de-la-Haye

Florence McDougall- Rebecca Eastham

Betty - Robyn Grange

Ruth - Tania Azevedo

Oscar - Jack Tompkins

James McDougall - Josh Haberfield

Harry - Keith Ramsay

Tom - Tom Wheatley 

Richard - Minal Patel

Reverend McDougall/Captain - Rhys Ruggiero

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