Founded in 1989, Edinburgh University Footlights is a student-run musical theatre group that annually produces one of the largest scale production of the University's theatrical calendar and has a multi-talented showchoir. Over the years, Footlights has gone from strength to strength, with The Edinburgh Evening News dubbing the society "one of the most respected theatre groups in Britain".
After last year's sell out run of "Sister Act" at the Fringe, Edinburgh University Footlights are proud to present Green Day’s award winning musical "American Idiot" this Fringe season. This show takes the most electrifying of Green Day’s music and brings it to life in a non-stop assault on the senses. We follow Johnny, the self-proclaimed Jesus of Suburbia, and his equally disaffected friends Will and Tunny as they struggle to find meaning in their lives. They are trapped between rage and love, a concept that defines and drives their generation. Visceral and explosive, this show will have you humming guitar solos for weeks.
Being a fully student-led society, facing the increasing costs of producing a Fringe show has led to the requirement of a fundraising drive. Footlights has been successfully running for 30 years which would not have been possible without the incredible support of our friends and families.
This year we are running 5 kilometres in punk attire (in this heatwave!) through Edinburgh on Saturday 28th July as a cast and crew and are seeking sponsorship for doing so.
Thank you for your patronage over the years and giving us the opportunity to provide a platform for young creatives - we hope you will continue to support our dedicated artists.