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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.

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...

Alan Ayckbourn’s huge new two-part dystopian drama The Divide – the most high profile show at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival – imagines a...

“This is a show about happiness,” Meow Meow tells us at the start of her idiosyncratic take on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale, The Little...
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