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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

The Secret River

Sydney Theatre Company / Kate Grenville / Andrew Bovell / Neil Armfield

A dark, compelling award-winning drama adapted from Kate Grenville’s novel. 

2-11 August 2019

Eugene Onegin

Komische Oper Berlin / Barrie Kosky / Ainārs Rubiķis

Komische Oper Berlin return to the International Festival for Tchaikovsky’s best-loved opera, based on Alexander Pushkin’s classic verse novel.

15-17 August 2019

Common People: Class, Community and the Arts

Common People is a call to action; a commitment by organisations to creating meaningful and sustainable change to ensure that arts and culture truly is accessible to everyone. Part of the Saturday Sessions.

10 August 2019

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

Breaking the Waves

Opera Ventures and Scottish Opera

The European premiere of a new opera from Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek adapted from Lars von Trier’s controversial film.

21-24 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

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

International Climate Crisis Residency: Si'an Chen

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers.

15 August 2019

International Climate Crisis Residency: Luanda Casella

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers.

16 August 2019

International Climate Crisis Residency: Ghiath Al Mhitawi

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers.

14 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

Climate, Culture and Creativity

A morning of provocation and discussion on the Climate Crisis. Part of the Saturday Sessions.

17 August 2019

Call and Response: Osoyebon

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

The R.A.P. (Rhythm and Poetry) Party

The R.A.P (Rhythm and Poetry) Party is a unique, vibrant live literature event inspired by hip-hop culture and hosted by Inua Ellams. Joining the party are a floor-filling selection of poets.

16 August 2019

Call and Response: H2

A work in progress by Hema Palani and Hetain Patel / Fuel

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

12-14 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

Call and Response: SUMMIT

Andy Smith / Fuel

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

8-10 August 2019

International Climate Crisis Residency: Swati Simha

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers.

17 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

Breaking Bread

Come for a meal hosted by an artist, inviting you to think and talk together.

5-24 August 2019

Morning Manifesto

Over three weeks, 15 writers from around the world each write a manifesto for the future. 

5-23 August 2019

Power, Gender and the Arts

A morning of provocation and discussion that continues this cross-festival conversation about power and gender in the arts. Part of the Saturday Sessions.

24 August 2019

International Climate Crisis Residency: Amy Jephta

Royal Court Theatre

A major new residency for emerging international writers.

13 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

9 Family Workshop

A fun family workshop for children aged 7-12 and an accompanying grown up.

5-6 August 2019