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Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die, with Amber Massie-Blomfield

August 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Golden Hare Books is delighted to present the perfect event to kick-off August’s multitude of festivals. Join author Amber Massie-Blomfield as she takes us on a global tour of Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die!

With some Scottish gems in there, which theatres will you recognise?

Come along for a brilliantly theatrical evening – and learn about the world’s most fascinating theatres.

All of our Book Fringe events are free and unticketed, so just come along!



From the tip of Cornwall to the Isle of Mull, Amber Massie-Blomfield takes the road less travelled to discover Britain’s most astonishing and unexpected theatres.

A ruined playhouse, haunted halls, a stage hewn from granite cliffs. Theatres on wheels, squeezed into a former public lavatory and rescued from fire. A theatre that is not there at all.

Making the case for radical, quirky and nonconforming performance spaces alongside iconic venues, this book is a celebration of thriving against the odds. It also tells a personal account of a life-long love affair with the places where ‘anything is possible’: from open-air fry-ups and an impromptu can-can to paranormal manifestations.

An adventure through theatre, place and the people who make it happen, Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die gives us reason to be hopeful.



Amber Massie-Blomfield is an arts producer and non-fiction writer. Her work has been commissioned and published by Standart, Unbound, Annexe Magazine, The Wrong Quarterly, The Independent, The Guardian, Exeunt and New Internationalist. She is a regular contributor to The Stage. She received the Society of Authors’ Michael Meyer Award in 2016, and in 2018 a Special Achievement Award at the Off West End Awards for her work at Camden People’s Theatre, where she was Executive Director from 2014 to 2018. She is a fellow of Birkbeck, University of London, and the Royal Society of the Arts. Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die is her first book. She lives in Brighton.


August 8, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Golden Hare Books
0131 629 1396


Golden Hare Books
68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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0131 629 1396

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