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National Theatre of Scotland join the 2019 programme with work by Jackie Kay

Red Dust Road, an adaptation of poet Jackie Kay’s memoir, will be premiered at the 2019 International Festival.

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Sir Ian McKellen returns to the International Festival

Sir Ian McKellen will return to the International Festival with a new production that celebrates his 80th birthday. Tickets on sale from March 2019.

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Seven times we got spooked at the International Festival

Halloween is just around the corner, so let's revisit a few productions at the International Festival that chilled us to the bone. Read on, if you dare…

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James McArdle returns to the International Festival in Peter Gynt

A major co-production with the National Theatre directed by Jonathan Kent and written by David Hare will be presented at the 2019 International Festival

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The International Festival 2018 in videos

Relive the International Festival 2018 with these snapshots captured throughout August.

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The 2018 International Festival comes to an end

The 2018 International Festival comes to an end after 2,800 artists from 60 nations performed in 85 productions across 180 performances.

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The Young Herald Critics reviews

Students from Edinburgh's schools review the International Festival events they attended

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Weekend 1 reviews round up

A collection of reviews from the first weekend of the 2018 International Festival.

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A taste of Midsummer

Watch a little video excerpt of Midsummer, where Bob and Helena sing about dealing with a hangover

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48 hours at the International Festival

Let’s imagine what your first 48 hours at the International Festival could look like this August. Ready? Steady? Go!

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Make the most of your first trip to the International Festival

Not sure where to begin planning your first visit to the International Festival? We’ve put together some handy tips to help you get started

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The International Festival and Sustainability - Not Waiting for Godot

​What does Waiting for Godot have to do with climate change? Catriona Patterson of Creative Carbon Scotland says we should stop waiting and take green action.

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