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Get to know... Helen Pickett

We spoke to choreographer Helen Pickett about creating The Crucible and the themes she's loved interpreting in her dance adaptation of Arthur Miller's iconic play.

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Critically acclaimed works in the programme

Find out what the critics had to say about some of the theatre and dance shows from this year’s programme.

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2019 Playlist #13

This week's playlist dives into the music and composers within You Are Here, a season of performances, conversations, readings and fresh thinking.

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A glimpse into The Crucible

Get to know the story of Arthur Miller's masterpiece, and the world premiere production coming to the International Festival this August.

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The 2019 International Festival Reading List

Our eclectic reading list guides you through the literary works that inspired some of this year’s most exciting productions.

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Reach new musical heights with our Young Musician's Passport

See some of the world’s finest orchestras, musicians and ensembles for free with our Young Musician's Passport for musicians aged 18 or under from Edinburgh or the Lothians.

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2019 Playlist #05

Get to know our 2019 dance programme as we shine a spotlight on some of the music and composers featured within it.

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Ballet Black’s Cira Robinson to feature in The Crucible at Edinburgh International Festival

Scottish Ballet will be joined by Ballet Black’s Senior Artist Cira Robinson for the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s The Crucible.

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Looking forward to the 2019 launch

The 2019 International Festival programme will be revealed on Wednesday 27 March, get ready for more memorable moments.

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Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible announced for 2019

A highlight of Scottish Ballet​’s special 50th anniversary season will open the 2019 International Festival's dance programme

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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.