Edinburgh International Festival

Linehan Extends Contract at EIF

Linehan Extends Contract at EIF

EIF director extends to 2022:

Fergus Linehan, has extended his contract as director of the EIF until 2022, promising to “developing new initiatives that will support the continued growth and development” of the festival.

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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
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
Birth of the Fringe

Birth of the Fringe

Memories of one who was there – part two:
At the first Festival, in 1947, there were eight theatre groups who turned up to take advantage of potential audiences attracted to the Festival.

August 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
More blooming insight

More blooming insight

EIF release new Bloom images:
New visualisations of Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom have been released with a week to go to the EIF’s 70th anniversary festival.

July 28, 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
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.

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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
The #CATS16 winners

The #CATS16 winners

Wait ends for Godot at CATS:
The Lyceum’s production of Waiting for Godot has won the Best Production award at this year’s Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.

June 13, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More