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Hear Word! Naija Woman Talk True

iOpenEye / Ifeoma Fafunwa

Ten of Nigeria’s biggest stars come together to tell stories of domestic violence, overturning the status quo, abuse, disrespect, bravery, sisterhood and joy.

19-25 August 2019

Roots

1927

The graphically glorious 1927 return to the International Festival with the European premiere of brand-new show Roots.

9-25 August 2019

Efterklang

Returning from a six-year hiatus the Danish indie rock group make their International Festival debut at Leith Theatre

23 August 2019

Purposeless Movements

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company / Robert Softley Gale

Raucously funny and brutally honest, Purposeless Movements is an eye-opening dance theatre work.

19-24 August 2019

Mythos: Gods

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

19-24 August 2019

Mythos: Heroes

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

20-25 August 2019

Mythos: Men

A Trilogy by Stephen Fry

Adapted from his best-selling book, Stephen Fry brings to brilliant life the gods, monsters and mortals of ancient Greece.

20-25 August 2019

Call and Response: So Many Reasons

Racheal Ofori / Zoe Lafferty / Fuel

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

19-21 August 2019

Ian McKellen On Stage

With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

From Tolkien’s Gandalf to Shakespeare, Sir Ian performs extracts from his best-loved roles, as well as recalling seminal moments from his life and career.

22-25 August 2019

Call and Response: Osoyegbon

A work in progress by Anonymous / Fuel

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

22-24 August 2019

Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation

Tim Crouch / National Theatre of Scotland

A new play presented through combined stage action and illustrated text.

7-25 August 2019

Sharon Van Etten

Emotionally raw harmonic melodies abound as the American songwriter comes to Leith Theatre.

21 August 2019

Jarvis Cocker presents JARV IS...

The iconic frontman returns to the International Festival with his new project JARV IS...

22 August 2019

Red Dust Road

National Theatre of Scotland / HOME

Chronicling Jackie Kay’s 20-year search for her biological mother and father and her quest for them to recognise her own existence. 

14-18 August 2019

Akhrot by Swati Simha - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

 A series of new short plays written by emerging international writers.

17 August 2019

Call and Response: The Happy Tragedy of Being Woke

A work in progress by Clint Dyer and Simon McBurney / Complicité

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation. 

15-17 August 2019

This Liquid Earth: A Eulogy in Verse by Amy Jephta - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

 A series of new short plays written by emerging international writers.

15 August 2019

Oedipus

Internationaal Theater Amsterdam / Robert Icke

A revelatory updating of Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus is a chilling thriller, told in real time.

14-17 August 2019

Ocean Hotpot by Si'an Chen - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

A series of new short plays written by emerging international writers.

13 August 2019

This Is The Kit

An exceptional songwriter and gifted storyteller, This Is The Kit is the much-beloved musical project of Kate Stables.

13 August 2019

Climate Crisis Killjoy Quiz by Luanda Casella - play reading

Royal Court Theatre's International Playwrights Programme

 A series of new short plays written by emerging international writers.

16 August 2019

La Reprise. Histoire(s) du theatre (I)

International Institute of Political Murder / Milo Rau

Milo Rau constructs an uncompromising theatrical documentary around a savage killing that shocked Belgium. 

3-5 August 2019

Villagers

Intricate songcraft, virtuoso fingerpicking and ear-catching melodic electronica combine in Villagers' astonishing music. 

15 August 2019

Call and Response: Lament for Sheku Bayoh

A work in progress by Hannah Lavery / Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh

A series of performances to explore the ideas in You Are Here and encourage audiences to join the conversation.

5-7 August 2019

Kate Tempest

The poet, rapper, novelist and playwright makes her International Festival debut. 

9 August 2019

Anna Calvi

Expect thundering guitars, dramatic dreamscapes and operatic vocals in Anna Calvi’s return to the International Festival.

11 August 2019

Marcel Khalife & Rami Khalife

featuring Aymeric Westrich

The legendary singer, composer, oud player and folk hero Marcel Khalife makes his Scottish debut at the Edinburgh International Festival.

11 August 2019

Teenage Fanclub

The legendary Scottish alternative rock band play songs from their three-decade career.

16 August 2019

Neneh Cherry

The Swedish singer, rapper and audacious 80s icon makes her International Festival debut.

10 August 2019

Peter Gynt

National Theatre of Great Britain / David Hare / Jonathan Kent

Scottish star James McArdle takes the challenging title role in a raucous reboot of Ibsen’s epic play.

1-10 August 2019

Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

A dramatic meeting between two extraordinary artists, examining their intertwined histories, colonial legacies and the changing climate we all face. 

2-5 August 2019

Amadou & Mariam + Blind Boys of Alabama

From Bamako to Birmingham

Mali and the American South come together in this compelling collaboration between two of today’s greatest world music groups.

7 August 2019

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2018

Virgin Money Fireworks Concert

Gustavo Dudamel C Adam Latham

Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle