EIF

Krapp’s Last Tape

Krapp’s Last Tape

★★★★☆  Slow but compelling:
Bringing Beckett to the Edinburgh International Festival, Irish Production Company Clare Street gives a fittingly understated treatment to Krapp’s Last Tape.

August 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Meet Me at Dawn

Meet Me at Dawn

★★★★☆   Mythic emotion:
Meet Me At Dawn, a new play by Zinnie Harris presented by the EIF at the Traverse, is a sombre but beautifully open-hearted depiction of love, loss and regret.

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Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

★★★★☆  Wild:
The EIF’s Rhinoceros is a thoroughly contemporary take on a modern classic, combining knockabout comedy with a deep consideration of human society.

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Greek

Greek

★★★★☆  Dark and inventive:
Mark-Anthony Turnage’s operatic version of Greek, based on Steven Berkoff’s play, brings dark humour to the Festival Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Così Fan Tutte:

Così Fan Tutte:

Racial and sexual abuse should shock audiences, not the titillation
Eleanor Smith, Edinburgh Napier University
The new production of Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte’s classic opera Così Fan Tutte has attracted no shortage of controversy.

September 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Before the Hudson and the Liffey

Before the Hudson and the Liffey

James Connolly in Edinburgh and Leith:
In this centenary year of the Easter Uprising, the EIF combined with Edinburgh’s trades unions to commission a short piece of theatre that remembered the union activities of James Connolly, who was born in Edinburgh.

August 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Wind Resistance

Wind Resistance

★★★★★ A rare beauty
Lyrical, intelligent and completely compelling, Wind Resistance at the Lyceum Rehearsal Studio is a fascinating, thoughtful and entirely stunning piece.

August 16, 2016 | By | 11 Replies More
The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

✭✭✭✭✩ Sultry:
There is a taut emotional quality to Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie at the King’s theatre for a two week season as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

August 14, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Lanark

Lanark

✭✭✭✭✩ The unstageable, staged:
A world of hugely entertaining possibilities is on display in Lanark. The co-production between the Citizens Theatre and the International Festival has all of the excitement and weight of a capital-letter Theatre Event.

August 25, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Paul Bright’s Confessions Of A Justified Sinner

Paul Bright’s Confessions Of A Justified Sinner

✭✭✭✭✩ Justified and modern:
The International Festival’s production of Paul Bright’s Confessions Of A Justified Sinner is a hugely enjoyable meditation on truth, reality, literature, loss and the transitory yet enduring nature of artistic creation.

August 21, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More