Our ensemble production for Fringe 2014 will be the spectacular West Side Story!

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the ‘American’ Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. Musical highlights include Tonight, One Hand, One Heart, Officer Krupke, Maria, I Feel Pretty, Somewhere and America.

This production is open to young people between the ages of 12 and 25, with places allocated as ever on a first-come first-served basis.

Important Dates


Casting Weekend

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June, 10am-5pm at The Arts Hub in the Postings, Kirkcaldy


Saturday 28th June – Friday 11th July, 10am-5pm at The Arts Hub in the Postings, Kirkcaldy (not all participants will be required at all times, we will provide a call list nearer the time)

Show Week

Rehearsals at Edinburgh Academy Monday 11th August – Wednesday 13th August (running into our opening show). Cast will be expected to be at the Venue around 5.30pm for each of the 3 following evening shows, and at 2.30pm on Sunday 17th August for the 4pm performance.


Performances will be in the Performing Arts Centre at Edinburgh Academy, 42 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5BL, on:

  • Wednesday 13th August at 7pm
  • Thursday 14th August at 7pm
  • Friday 15th August at 7pm
  • Saturday 16th August at 7pm
  • Sunday 17th August at 4pm

Tickets for West Side Story will be available through YMTS nearer the time, and we will be sure to let all participants know when they go on sale. Please choose to buy your tickets from YMTS directly rather than buying them from the Fringe Box Office.

Download the full information pack here for details of costs and fundraising requirements:

West Side Story Info Pack – Fringe 2014

Applications and payments should be made electronically below. Please note that your place will not be secured unless we have received both an application form and at least the initial deposit – and you are also expected to fundraise to support this production as detailed within the Info Pack.

Please Pay Online Using a Credit/Debit Card or Paypal:

Download the Fringe Fundraising Sponsorship Form here:

Fringe Fundraising Sponsorship Form

If you have any questions or problems making your payment or application contact The Arts Hub on 01592 640604 or email Amanda on amanda@ymts.co.uk. Thank you!