friends of leith theatre

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29 April 2009, 00:41
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23 June 1961               Re-opening of ‘this hall’ by Lord Provost as commemorated on a plaque located in the main foyer (crush hall) of Leith Theatre – was this the official re-opening of the small hall?



August 1965                Alberto Erede conducts the New Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra in a concert of Haydn at the Edinburgh International Festival


February 1966             Edinburgh Grand Opera Group’s performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco


January 1968               Ukranian Christmas concert


July 1970                      Commonwealth Games Weightlifting Competition


January 1976               Elephant at Leith Public Library to remind people to return their books!


12 June 1976               AC/DC’s Lock Up Your Daughters tour (Current Peak album), their first ever gig in Edinburgh (‘Edinburgh, England’, as noted on the publicity of the time)!


August 1979                Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Francisco Copello’s (1938-2006) production of Esmeralda (based on Victor Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame)


August 1985             Edinburgh International Festival, Gian Carlo Menotti’s 1950 Pulitzer Prize winning opera The Consul performed by Connecticut Grand Opera


August 1986                Edinburgh International Festival, Swedish Stockholm based Folkopera’s production of Giuseppi Verdi’s Aida


August 1987                Edinburgh International Festival, Shanghai Kunju Theatre Company’s performance of a Chinese version of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth


August 1987                The Chinese Shanghai Kunju Theatre company’s production of Xianzu’s opera ‘The Peony Pavilion’ at Leith Theatre for the Edinburgh Festival



August 1987                Folkopera’s (Swedish opera company based in Stolkholm), production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute at Leith Theatre during the Edinburgh International Festival


August 1988                Edinburgh International Festival, Swedish Stockholm based Folkopera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot


Aug – Sept 1992         Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Grass Market Project’s Fringe First award winning MAD, co-devised and directed by Jeremy Weller