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Here you can discover previous International Festival events

The Divide Part 2

Alan Ayckbourn / The Old Vic / Annabel Bolton

This extraordinary new work by Alan Ayckbourn is a tale for our own turbulent times that unflinchingly examines a dystopian society of brutal repression, forbidden love and seething insurrection.

8-20 August 2017

The Divide Part 1

Alan Ayckbourn / The Old Vic / Annabel Bolton

This extraordinary new work by Alan Ayckbourn is a tale for our own turbulent times that unflinchingly examines a dystopian society of brutal repression, forbidden love and seething insurrection.

8-20 August 2017

Krapp's Last Tape

Samuel Beckett / Barry McGovern / Michael Colgan

Samuel Beckett’s moving meditation on time, memory and ageing is performed by renowned Irish actor Barry McGovern, one of the world’s most revered interpreters of the great playwright.

4-27 August 2017

Flight

Vox Motus / Candice Edmunds / Jamie Harrison / Oliver Emanuel / Caroline Brothers

Renowned Scottish theatre company Vox Motus adapts Caroline Brothers’s 2012 novel Hinterland, in a magical experience that combines unsettling themes with spellbinding images.

4-27 August 2017

Meet Me at Dawn

Zinnie Harris / Traverse Theatre Company / Orla O'Loughlin

Unflinchingly honest and tenderly lyrical, it is a modern fable exploring the triumph of everyday love, the mystery of grief, and the temptation to become lost in a fantasy future that will never be.

4-27 August 2017

Rhinoceros

Eugene Ionesco / Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh / DOT Theatre / Murat Daltaban / Zinnie Harris

Eugène Ionesco’s classic 1959 play considers the countless ways in which humans are content to adapt themselves to new and horrifying circumstances, and give in to poisonous ideologies.

3-12 August 2017

Meow Meow's Little Mermaid

Meow Meow / Malthouse Theatre

Forget the Little Mermaid you thought you knew. Meow Meow’s subversive cabaret is a fairytale gone rogue.

3-27 August 2017

The Magnetic Fields

50 Song Memoir: Part 2

Part 2 of 2. The master craftsman behind US indie band The Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt, has created a brand new set of 50 songs - one for each year of his existence – divided across two separate concerts.

26 August 2017

The Magnetic Fields

50 Song Memoir: Part 1

Part 1 of 2. The master craftsman behind US indie band The Magnetic Fields, Stephin Merritt, has created a brand new set of 50 songs - one for each year of his existence – divided across two separate concerts.

25 August 2017

Had We Never

Robert Burns: Chains and Slavery

Poet and Makar Jackie Kay, singer-songwriter Ghetto Priest, bass Brian Bannatyne-Scott and renowned countertenor David James come together with members of the Scottish Ensemble.

17-18 August 2017

Room 29

Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales

In this brand new collaboration, Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales gave voice to the ghosts of Room 29 at the Château Marmont Hotel in Hollywood.

22-24 August 2017

The Music of The Incredible String Band

Very Cellular Songs

One of the most influential groups to have come out of Scotland entranced and inspired listeners in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their pioneering psychedelia, witty lyrics and soaring melodies.

17 August 2017

PJ Harvey

The Hope Six Demolition Project

Two International Festival concerts with her full nine-piece band, PJ Harvey performed tracks from the critically acclaimed album The Hope Six Demolition Project, as well as material from her catalogue.

7-8 August 2017

Benjamin Clementine

2015 Mercury Prize winner

One of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation delivers deeply personal songs of shattering power and searing emotional honesty.

10 August 2017

Anoushka Shankar

Opening performance by Faiz Ali Faiz

The queen of the sitar shared an evening of her deeply expressive music – which draws on India’s centuries-old culture, while creating something dynamic and refreshingly new.=.

16 August 2017

Project R.E.B.E.L

Boy Blue Entertainment

Hip-hop dance superstars Boy Blue Entertainment brought emotional energy, fierce movement and blistering music in a bold dance show presented in the heart of the community of Craigmillar.

19-20 August 2017

Blak Whyte Gray

Boy Blue Entertainment / Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante / Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy

A galvanising dance theatre work from award-winning East London hip-hop company Boy Blue Entertainment.

16-19 August 2017

Vuelos

Aracaladanza / Enrique Cabrera / A work for families

A magical dance theatre work for children and families that challenged you to wonder, and to contemplate our eternal dream: to be able to fly.

11-13 August 2017

Yo, Carmen

María Pagés Company

A vibrant ode to womanhood, and a radical reimagining of Bizet’s voluptuous opera heroine – from the brilliant flamenco dancer and choreographer María Pagés.

12-13 August 2017

Rain

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker

Joyful, graceful and overwhelmingly beautiful, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rain is a powerfully emotional dance creation set to Steve Reich’s iconic minimalist masterpiece Music for 18 Musicians.

25-27 August 2017

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