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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.

Love is thoroughly aired in Alex Olle's Italian-set La Boheme for Teatro Regio. It is all a bit skeletal to start with, the singing between...

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has posted record ticket sales for the fifth year running with an estimated 2,696,884 tickets sold in its 70th-anniversary year. This...

Something remarkably febrile lies at the centre of Nederlands Dans Theater’s Edinburgh triple bill. A man in the throes of death recalls a life...

This really is Forced Entertainment. Tim Etchells' Real Magic compels a cast of three – core company members Richard Lowdon and Claire Marshall, plus regular collaborator Jerry Killick – to...

The heads of Edinburgh's major festivals have written to foreign secretary Boris Johnson protesting against the planned cuts to the British Council, warning they...

The Edinburgh International Festival opened its opera offering in 1947 with Verdi's magnificent Macbeth, so it is only fitting that Emma Dante's well-endowed production...

Since training at art school, Martin Creed has won a Turner prize for his piece featuring a light being turned on and off in...

When the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival programme was launched, several of my colleagues raised an eyebrow that a new two-part play called The Divide by Alan Ayckbourn was premiering...

In the charming Words and Music, Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed presents himself as a wholly engaging cross between a seer and someone who...
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