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Weekend 1 reviews round up

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The first weekend of the 2018 Edinburgh International Festival has been awash with four and five star reviews across the programme. Read on to hear about what you and the critics have been enjoying so far.

Cold Blood

Until Monday 6 August | More information and tickets

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'a bewitching, beautifully evocative work'
Read more on The Arts Desk

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'wonderfully whimsical, exquisitely crafted production'
Read more in The Herald

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'a work of originality and brilliance'
Read more on the Southside Advertiser

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Read more on The Telegraph

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ...'almost impossible to describe in any way that does it justice.'
Read more on The Scotsman

It’s a total theatrical treat…

The Times on Cold Blood

Waiting for Godot

Until 12 August | More information and tickets

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'This is Beckett revealed even more than he has been over the last few years as a comedian extraordinaire.'
Read more on The Herald

⭐⭐⭐⭐'Beckett’s masterpiece will make you laugh out loud'
Read more on The Times

...beautiful, meticulous reading of the anti-drama that changed our theatre...

The Telegraph on Waiting for Godot

Midsummer

Until 26 August | More information and tickets

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'joyful tale of wild sex and terrible hangovers'
Read more on The Guardian

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Read more on The Herald

Opening Concert

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read more on The Scotsman

NYO-USA Jazz

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'this young players' tour has come not a moment too soon'
Read more on The Telegraph


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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'A triumph in every department.'
Read more on The Herald

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'As a flawless spectacular with real depth of meaning to be dug out from within, it was perfect.'
Read more on The Scotsman

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