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The Prisoner

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / Peter Brook / Marie-Hélène Estienne

Co-written and co-directed by legendary theatre-maker Peter Brook, this new work is a compelling exploration of justice. 

Cold Blood

Michèle Anne De Mey / Jaco Van Dormael / Kiss & Cry Collective

Three virtuoso dancers use only their hands to create a tender and humorous story that is filmed live in front of an audience. 

Midsummer

National Theatre of Scotland / David Greig / Gordon McIntyre / Kate Hewitt

A newly expanded version of David Greig and Gordon McIntyre’s heart-warming and humorous love-letter to Edinburgh featuring original songs.

XENOS

Akram Khan Company

Marking the great dancer's final performances in a full-length production, Akram Khan’s XENOS confronts the tragedy of the First World War. 

The Beggar's Opera

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / William Christie / Robert Carsen / Ian Burton

John Gay’s 18th-century opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production by two commanding figures of the international stage.

La Cenerentola

Opéra de Lyon / Stefano Montanari / Stefan Herheim

A visually stunning and boldly staged production of Rossini’s opera. The classic tale of Cinderella is radically transformed by renowned director Stefan Herheim. 

The Barber of Seville

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées / Jérémie Rhorer / Laurent Pelly

A new production of Gioachino Rossini's comic opera that brings a refreshing immediacy to this irresistible masterpiece. 

Waiting for Godot

Druid / Garry Hynes

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

The End of Eddy

Unicorn Theatre / Untitled Projects / Stewart Laing / Pamela Carter

This new stage adaptation of Édouard Louis’ acclaimed autobiographical novel En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule tells the unflinching story of a boy growing up in poverty.

Raw

Kabinet K

Raw is dynamic dance theatre, made by children, for children, and for adults too, best for children aged 12 and over.

Così fan tutte

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

A brand new production of Mozart and da Ponte’s provocative opera, direct from this year’s Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Scottish Ballet

Crystal Pite / Angelin Preljocaj

Sensuality, brutality and spellbinding spectacle come together in a double bill of major contemporary dance works from Scotland’s national ballet company, radically contrasting in their dance styles, but equally powerful in their extreme emotional impact.

Anything That Gives Off Light

The TEAM / National Theatre of Scotland

After years of living in London, a Scottish man catches the sleeper north carrying his granny’s ashes, trying not to think of this trip as a homecoming.

Chotto Desh

Akram Khan Company / A work for families

Fusing dance, storytelling, interactive animation and specially composed music, Chotto Desh is a bewitching dance-theatre tale of a young man’s dreams and memories from Britain to Bangladesh, created for children and their families to enjoy together.

Interiors

Vanishing Point

It is winter. In a northern country, a man holds his annual dinner to mark the approaching spring.

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams / American Repertory Theater / John Tiffany

Straight from co-creating Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End, director John Tiffany revives his Broadway triumph The Glass Menagerie. 

The Destroyed Room

Vanishing Point

Three people take their seats on stage and a conversation begins. They sit among potted plants and standard lamps, discussing what they have witnessed, and debating the ethics of watching. Around them, cameras film their every word and every reaction, beaming them live onto a big screen. But as the debate intensifies, the atmosphere begins to change and the conversation builds towards a dramatic and surprising climax.

Ballett Zürich

Wayne McGregor | Christian Spuck

Ballett Zürich, one of Europe’s leading ensembles, presents a captivating double bill featuring works by their artistic director Christian Spuck and multi-award-winning British choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Lanark

Citizens Theatre | David Greig | Graham Eatough | Alasdair Gray

A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn’t know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark.

Preview: Lanark

Citizens Theatre | David Greig | Graham Eatough | Alasdair Gray

A young man arrives in a dying city with seashells in his pockets. He doesn’t know who he is, or how he got here. He goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark.

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom © Neil Hanna

Standard Life Opening Event: Bloom

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert