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Our Archive

Here you can discover previous International Festival events

Ane Satyre of The Thrie Estaitis

A workshop presentation of a contemporary reworking of Sir David Lindsay's play.

7 August 2018

Hocus Pocus

Philippe Saire Company

A captivating visual spectacle for families, bringing together dance, theatre and visual art to tell a fantastical tale of bravery.

10-12 August 2018

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.

21-26 August 2018

CANCELLED: Notes from the Field

Anna Deavere Smith

Notes from the Field has unfortunately been cancelled. 

6-18 August 2018

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.

3-12 August 2018

HOME

Geoff Sobelle

A breathtaking and tender spectacle of illusion, choreography and storytelling that explores the everyday drama of what makes a house a home.

22-26 August 2018

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.

2-26 August 2018

La Maladie de la mort

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord / Katie Mitchell / Alice Birch

Featuring an acclaimed cast of screen and stage actors, Marguerite Duras’s psychological thriller is given a radical stage reworking by iconoclastic British director Katie Mitchell.

16-19 August 2018

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. 

22-26 August 2018

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. 

4-6 August 2018

Exhibit B

Third World Bunfight

Exhibit B lies somewhere between performance and exhibition, looking at themes of racism, 'othering' and the colonial history of Europe in Africa.

9-25 August 2014

Helen Lawrence

Canadian Stage

A cinematic stage production from world-renowned visual artist and filmmaker Stan Douglas and acclaimed screenwriter and producer Chris Haddock.

24-26 August 2014

Minetti

By Thomas Bernhard

Director Tom Cairns brings Thomas Bernhard's rarely performed masterpiece to life, in a moving portrait of a once celebrated actor now isolated and forgotten.

16-18 August 2014

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

Back to Back Theatre

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich is poignant, heart-warming, beautiful, disarming, full of vulnerability and sly humour, questioning who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard.

9-12 August 2014

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. 

5-21 August 2016

Shake

After Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Viola loves Orsino, who loves Olivia, who has fallen in love with…Viola, disguised as a boy.

11-13 August 2016

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.

4-8 August 2016

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.

16-26 August 2016

Richard III

William Shakespeare / Schaubühne Berlin / Thomas Ostermeier

Deeply influential theatre maker Thomas Ostermeier returned to the Edinburgh International Festival with a raw, gritty reimagining of Shakespeare’s unflinching study of evil, in a compelling and critically acclaimed production from Berlin’s Schaubühne Theatre.

24-28 August 2016

Interiors

Vanishing Point

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

5-8 August 2016

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event Five Telegrams

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams

Leith Theatre Copy 1

Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside