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Waiting for Godot

Druid / Garry Hynes

3-12 August 2018

Samuel Beckett’s iconic absurdist play is brought to life in what has been called its greatest production for 25 years.

New European Songbook

Sounds from a continent in flux

11-12 August 2017

Unique collaborations between established European musicians and artists recently arrived in the continent brought you the newest sounds of Europe today. Performed as part of the 2017 Edinburgh International Festival.

Bad Roads

Natal’ya Vorozhbit / Sasha Dugdale / Vicky Featherstone

8 August 2017

A harrowing and bitterly funny new play about Ukraine at war – seen through the eyes of the women fighting, reporting and enduring the conflict.


10 August 2016

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan is a new collaborative experimental group: Scottish folk singer-songwriter James Yorkston; award-winning New Delhi sarangi player and Indian classical singer Suhail Yusuf Khan; and jazz bassist Jon Thorne, best known for his work with electro band Lamb.

MacMillan & Sibelius

Colin Currie makes his Festival debut

14 August 2015

For composer James MacMillan, Scottish percussionist Colin Currie’s captivating playing combines accuracy, sensitivity and a real sense of emotion – alongside a deep musicality and natural showmanship.

Conversation about The James Plays

18 August 2014

The creative team behind National Theatre of Scotland's The James Plays discuss their ambitious new project with Jackie McGlone.

James II: Day of The Innocents

National Theatre of Scotland & National Theatre of Great Britain

10-21 August 2014

Part two of the James Plays, featuring Andrew Rothney as James II and Mark Rowley as William Douglas.