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Five reasons to see HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True

HEAR WORD! is a collection of multi-generational stories of inequality and transformation. Here are five reasons why it's a must see this August. ​


Opening weekend reviews round-up

A collection of reviews from the first weekend of the 2019 International Festival.


Week Two: All about the five star review

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews from week two of the 2019 International Festival.


A weekend trip to the Festival City

Planned your August already? If not, don’t worry! We’re here to help. Let’s take a look at what your first 48 hours at the International Festival could look like this weekend.


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.


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.


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.


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.


1927: Animating Roots

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


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.


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.


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.