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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.

Kwaku Mills worked in advertising before training at RADA and then landing his first professional job in the Unicorn Theatre’s production of The End...

A 200-seat studio theatre space is to be included in a new concert and performance venue being planned in Edinburgh's New Town. The £45 million...

Cleverly mixing contemporary and historical, director Stefan Herheim's take on Rossini's already heavily altered account of the Perrault fairytale puts the music (and composer)...

Edouard Louis was just 21 when he wrote The End of Eddy. It’s an astonishing work, an autobiographical chronicling of his childhood in a...

In The Prisoner, Peter Brook's new work with long-term collaborator Marie-Helene Estienne, they turn their eyes on the exotic – but the result reveals...

In Geoff Sobelle’s intricately choreographed and designed show, a house is constructed on stage. The production begins with Sobelle stapling plastic sheeting to a large...

Katie Mitchell and Alice Birch’s adaptation of The Malady of Death, the 1982 novella by Marguerite Duras, is technically audacious. Using a by now...

The End of Eddy – the Studio, Edinburgh Stewart Laing directs a new stage adaptation of Edouard Louis’ brutal autobiographical novel about growing up in...

John Gay’s 1728 opera was so popular in its time because it erased all the class associations of snobbish Italian opera. Gay kept the...
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