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Get to know... Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Get to know Serge Aimé Coulibaly,​ the man behind Faso Danse Théâtre and the ​carnival of insurrection that is ​Kalakuta Republik.

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Get to know... Robert Icke

Get to know the man behind Internationaal Theater Amsterdam's revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy Oedipus before it hits theatres this August.

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Five reasons to see The Crucible

A story of fear, fanaticism, moral uncertainty and personal integrity. We've got five reasons why you should experience the world premiere of Scottish Ballet's The Crucible this August.

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International Companies at the International Festival

We're living up to our name, with renowned companies from across the world coming to Edinburgh this August. Here's an introduction to just a few of them.

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Five reasons to see The Secret River

An urgent, searing Australian story told by a world-renowned Australian theatre company. We give you five reasons why Sydney Theatre Company's The Secret River should be on your must-see list this August.

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James McArdle on tackling an epic

James McArdle makes a welcome return to the International Festival next month in Peter Gynt. We spoke to the actor about the epic production, preparing for such a demanding role and his top tips for Festival-goers this August.

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1927: Animating Roots

Paul Barritt, Co-Artistic Director of 1927, talks us through his animation process for creating productions like Roots.

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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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Five reasons to see Peter Gynt

War hero, raconteur, man of the people, heartbreaker… Olympic athlete? Here are five reasons why you should pay Peter Gynt a visit this August.

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1927: A theatre company with a twist

Meet the graphically glorious 1927, who return to Edinburgh with their brand-new show Roots.

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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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Peter Gynt: Adapting an epic

The team behind Peter Gynt discuss the raucous reboot as we take a look behind-the-scenes...