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Ariadne auf Naxos

Eleanor Bron and Sir Thomas Allen in Ariadne auf Naxos. Scottish Opera 2018. Photo: Richard Campbell.

In the mansion of the richest man in Glasgow (no capital sensibilities are pandered to here) preparations are underway for an evening’s entertainment supervised by a formidable party planner. But there’s a slight problem – a new opera has been commissioned, however, there is also a burlesque troupe performing – and the highbrow Opera troupe as just as outraged as Zerbinetta’s burlesque troupe…

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Traverse Theatre announce Traverse 1 Festival 2018

Traverse Theatre Edinburgh Festival 2018 - Underground Railroad Game

The Traverse Theatre has unveiled its flagship Traverse 1 production line up for the Edinburgh Festival 2018 Mark Thomas and Soho Theatre return with political new productions Innovative Headlong visit for the first time, as do The Lowry with their stage adaptation of Nigel Slater’s ‘Toast’ Tickets now on sale  A collection of five vibrant, compelling…

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Scottish Opera’s Bambino returns to Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Timothy Connor as Pulcino in BambinO. Scottish Opera, MIF and Improbable 2017. Photo Credit: James Glossop.

Scottish Opera’s Bambino returns To Edinburgh Festival Fringe and tours to Paris and around Scotland Following sell-out runs in Edinburgh and Glasgow in 2017, the five star ‘opera for babies’ BambinO is touring to Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, as well as Paris and five venues around Scotland. Written by Scottish Opera’s former Composer in Residence Lliam Paterson and…

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Preview: Buchanan + Demarco: Building a world-class city

Buchanan & Demarco

Book your free ticket today Monday 30th April from 18:00- 21:00 Early booking is recommended. Book Today… Day Hour Minute Second Tickets booked at 17-Apr-18 10:00 66% Book your places HERE On 30th April 2018, two of Edinburgh’s most innovative and acclaimed figures in the Arts and Science will meet on stage for the first…

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Mr Blue Sky

Mr Blue Sky

Mr Blue Sky is a piece of stunning, vibrant and life-affirming theatre that had me horrified, aching, and laughing, and by the end, I felt like simply getting up and dancing. The raw (and sometimes dark) humour coming from the stage was like a bolt of electricity. Mr Blue Sky. Photograph by Andy Catlin. Image…

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Angus Macfadyen on the Braveheart Effect and Scottish Independence

Angus Macfadyen photographed by David Ho

UPDATE 02-March-2018 13:14 GMT: At the Production’s request, we’re delaying the release of our exclusive interviews to better time with the film’s distribution. WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Angus Macfadyen talks to David Petherick of EdinburghFestival.org about ‘The Braveheart Effect’ and Scottish Independence Originally playing the role of Robert The Bruce in 1995’s Braveheart, Angus talks on location in…

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Angus Macfadyen is Robert the Bruce: Exclusive Interview on Set

Robert the Bruce

UPDATE 02-March-2018 13:14 GMT: At the Production’s request, we’re delaying the release of our exclusive interviews to better time with the film’s distribution. WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Angus Macfadyen talks to David Petherick of EdinburghFestival.org about his role in the forthcoming film ‘Robert The Bruce’. Originally playing the role of Robert The Bruce in 1995’s Braveheart, Angus…

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The Belle’s Stratagem

(L-R) John Ramage, Nicola Roy, Grant O'Rourke, Helen Mackay, Richard Conlon, John Kielty in The Belle's Stratagem. Photo credit Mihaela

Oh, this is a gem. A pure, brilliant sparkling gem! This is glorious and hugely enjoyable. The Lyceum has restored a toweringly funny and important comedy to the stage, and it is something you must witness. The term ‘restoration comedy’ has been rewritten here to cement the reputation of along-neglected playwright Hannah Cowley and that…

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The Lover

Yosuke Kusano and Amy Hollinshead in The Lover.

Brevity can aid clarity. The Lover was a short book, this is a relatively short theatre / dance performance, and this is a relatively short review. The Lover is beautiful: visually sparse but still both epic and intimate, with stunning physical moves and choreographed interaction, and a soundtrack that has has you aching to get…

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The Arabian Nights

The Arabian Nights

Christmas: Children. Stories. Magic. Farting Dogs. Chess Playing Monkeys. The Arabian Nights has it all, and it’s a delightful, beautiful and thoroughly enjoyable bit of theatre for all the family. The staging and scenery (and even some of the magical scenery changes) are quite spectacular, and the dialogue is fast, funny and spellbinding. It has all the…

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