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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.

November 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Divide Parts One and Two

The Divide Parts One and Two

★★★☆☆     Long time coming:
The official Festival’s flagship production of Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide at the King’s contains multitudes.

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Flight

Flight

★★★★★  Masterful
Vox Motus’ Flight is an emotional and powerful work of art – an experience like no other that stays with you long after leaving Edinburgh’s Church Hill Theatre.

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
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.

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.

August 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
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
The First Edinburgh Festival

The First Edinburgh Festival

By Bruce Cannon:
I was a schoolboy in Edinburgh in 1947 and remember well the air of excitement in the city as the first Festival was about to be launched.

July 31, 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