Edinburgh International Festival

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The Divide - Part 2

The Divide - Part 2

In The Divide Pt 2, Alan Ayckbourn answers my primary issues with Pt 1: the lack of a driving narrative force, and an associated lack of meaningful emotional resonance. The plot comes into focus in Pt 2 quickly as a forbidden romance becomes a political statement... 

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The Divide - Part 1
The Divide - Part 1

Man, I love theatres. It is easy, during the Edinburgh Festival(s) to have a perfectly entertaining month without ever stepping foot in a real theatre... 

Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros

Time and again during Zinnie Harris’s new adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s famous farce, people tell each other not to be absurd... 

Meet Me At Dawn
Meet Me At Dawn

Zinnie Harris has five plays on in Edinburgh this August, including two within the Edinburgh International Festival’s theatre programme... 

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Interviews

‘What I like about Edinburgh audiences is that they’re up for adventure’ – Meow Meow

‘What I like about Edinburgh audiences is that they’re up for adventure’ – Meow Meow

Meow Meow is an international actress, singer, and dancer. She’s performed her works with The London Philharmonic Orchestra, played Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe and toured her own work around the world. She returns to the Edinburgh International Festival for the European Premiere of Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid, a playful cabaret reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale... 

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The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers
The Royal Court’s Elyse Dodgson on the Joy of Directors who Support Writers

As part of the Edinburgh International Festival the Royal Court was invited to present a series of rehearsed readings by playwrights from Chile, China, Cuba, Lebanon, Palestine and Ukraine under the theme of New and Now... 

Latest Listings

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

National Youth Orchestra of Canada

National Youth Orchestra of CanadaJonathan Darlington Conductor John Estacio New workCopland Appalachian SpringVaughan Williams Symphony No 3  Energy, conviction, breathtaking freshness: the National Youth Orchestra of Canada brings together the finest musicians aged 16 to 28 from across the vast country to form one of the world’s most accomplished youth ensembles... 

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Midsummer
Midsummer

A newly expanded version of David Greig and Gordon McIntyre’s heart-warming and humorous love-letter to Edinburgh featuring original songs. 

John Grant
John Grant

Michigan-born, now Reykjavik-based, US singer-songwriter John Grant creates music that can be agonisingly sad, painfully funny – or often both, but never less than breathtaking in its emotional complexity... 

NYO-USA Jazz
NYO-USA Jazz

A varied programme that celebrates the big band sound – from Basie and Ellington to hip-hop and R&B.