Edinburgh International Festival

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age

★★★☆☆ Mixed bag

Given the honour of closing the Edinburgh International Festival that so nearly never happened, Alan Cumming responds with his trademark gusto and skill. Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age at the Old College Quad is, however, an odd combination of the delightful and the infuriating.

August 30, 2021 | By | Reply More
Medicine

Medicine

★★★★★ Shattering

Medicine, Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival’s production for the International Festival at the Traverse, is a troubling, funny, emotionally devastating and brilliantly realised piece of theatre.

August 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Linehan to leave EIF

Linehan to leave EIF

EIF announces hunt to successor

Fergus Linehan is to leave “the best job in the world” at the Edinburgh International Festival in September 2022 after completing eight years as its Festival Director.

July 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Physical distancing lifted – official responses

Theatres and events respond to physical distancing news

The announcement in Holyrood on Tuesday that, if all goes according to plan, physical distancing will be completely lifted on Monday 9 August 2021 has been welcomed by Edinburgh’s theatres and events organisers.

June 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
EIF Indoors & Out

EIF Indoors & Out

EIF 2021 programme announced

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced its full programme of events for 2021, which will include theatre at the Traverse and Lyceum, opera at the Festival Theatre and a free opening event at the Botanics.

June 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
EIF Returns

EIF Returns

Live performance in outdoor venues for August 2021

The EIF has announced that it will definitely take place this August 2021, and that it will add three temporary outdoor pavilions to its existing venues.

April 13, 2021 | By | Reply More
Scottish Ballet’s Coppelia for EIF 2022

Scottish Ballet’s Coppelia for EIF 2022

Jess & Morgs to explore relationship with reality

Scottish Ballet is creating a new ballet of Coppelia, choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Jess & Morgs to Delibes’ score, to be premiered at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2022.

February 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
Lament for Sheku Bayoh

Lament for Sheku Bayoh

★★★★★  Essential

Lament for Sheku Bayoh, the Lyceum’s online co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival, is a work of huge impact on many levels.

November 20, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

My Light Shines On: Ghost Light

★★★★☆ Magical:

Ghost Light provides a poignant reminder of what we are all missing in this fallow year of live performance in Edinburgh during August.

August 9, 2020 | By | Reply More
Lights Shine On for EIF

Lights Shine On for EIF

Festival announces online offering:

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced My Light Shines On, a series of online shows for August, with filmed and audio works by Scotland’

August 4, 2020 | By | Reply More