Nick Barley

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Shows preceding the end of the fest

Hugh’s final BookFest Round-up for 2018

Autumn always seems to time its arrival to coincide with that of the Book Festival, with the rain limiting opportunities for the simple pleasures of sitting in Charlotte Square Gardens with a book and some refreshment. However, there were plenty of opportunities for those interested in theatre to sit inside instead.

August 28, 2018 | By | Reply More
Spark play for Book Fest

Spark play for Book Fest

Staged reading of Doctors of Philosophy:

The Lyceum is to stage Muriel Spark’s only work for the stage, Doctors of Philosophy, as a full rehearsed reading at the Edinburgh Book Festival this August 2018.

May 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Book Fest on Stage

Book Fest on Stage

Theatre-related events at EIBF 2017:
The Edinburgh International Book Festival has ramped up its theatre-related offering for this year’s festival, even as it increases the total number of events to over 1,000.

June 19, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Ol’ Bignose is back:
Edwin Morgan’s celebrated Scottish translation of Cyrano de Bergerac was given a one-off revival at the Book Festival.

August 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Letters Home to live on?

Letters Home to live on?

Further outings possible for Grid Iron sell-out: Anyone unable to find a ticket for Grid Iron and the Book Festival’s Letters Home may be placated by the suggestion that further productions are possible.

August 15, 2014 | By | Reply More