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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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2019 Playlist #17

With the 2019 International Festival opening next week, we asked you, our audience, what you're most looking forward to hearing live this August for our final playlist filled with the people's picks.

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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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2019 Playlist #16

This week, we've been around the International Festival office gathering some staff top picks from the 2019 programme. Listen now to our extended playlist packed with the music the International Festival team can't wait to hear 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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2019 Playlist #15

In our latest playlist, listen to some classical music highlights from this year's Usher Hall programme.

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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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Getting global with Shooglenifty

As part of the International Festival’s Global Communities programme, members of Scottish Celtic fusion band Shooglenifty led workshops at Canongate Youth and Lyra ahead of their performance at The Lyceum this August.

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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.