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59 Productions' Deep Time event at Edinburgh Castle, which opened the Edinburgh International Festival. Photo: Leo Warner 59 Productions' Deep Time event at Edinburgh Castle, which opened the Edinburgh International Festival. Photo: 59 Productions

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival is an annual performing arts festival that takes place in Scotland’s capital city every August. Performances include opera, dance, spoken word, and theatre. The Festival occurs at the same time as the Edinburgh Fringe.

Purposeless Movements – The Studio, Edinburgh This dance-theatre piece by Glasgow’s Birds of Paradise is written by Robert Softley Gale for four performers with cerebral...

By Barrie Kosky’s standards, his take on Tchaikovsky’s downbeat classic is a restrained affair. It premiered in 2016 at the Komische Oper Berlin, where...

One of the many strengths of Scots Makar Jackie Kay’s poetry is its accessibility, and that’s a quality Tanika Gupta borrows in abundance in...

The clock is ticking. Robert Icke’s reworking of Sophocles – his first production for Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, performed in Dutch with surtitles – casts...

The Australian actor Ningali Lawford-Wolf, who starred in The Secret River at this year's Edinburgh International Festival, has died aged 52 in Scotland. A statement...

1927’s new show takes the form of a tapestry of folk tales, or “folk jokes” as the company terms them. The style of the...

Actually – Trafalgar Studios, London Anna Ziegler’s last play in the UK was Photograph 51, starring Nicole Kidman. Her 2017 play about race, consent and...

Fela Kuti, the revolutionary Nigerian band leader who invented Afrobeat, was imprisoned for his anti-authoritarian music but had a decidedly dodgy attitude to women,...

In millenarian movements, when the end comes and when salvation hopefully follows, it will be total, immediate and collective. It is always imminent. We have...
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