Edinburgh International Festival

PHOTOS – Edinburgh International Festival Fireworks Concert 2016

  Tonight the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert 2016 drew to a stunning close with the sky filled with giant walls of silver and golden crackle effect fireworks bursting 225 metres above Edinburgh Castle to the closing bars of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Around 250,000 spectators watched the event across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, with visitors […]

By Dave Stewart / Studio 2 Photography
 
 

Edinburgh International Festival: Measure for Measure

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  By Danielle Farrow An ensemble moves through the space, creating hotspots – directing focus by all staring at the same point – and creating an atmosphere of togetherness that turns into pressure directed at one man; dozens of hanging lamps light a stage bare save for 5 huge red boxes which turn finally to […]

Alexander Arsentyev and Anna Khalilulina in Cheek by Jowl / Pushkin Theatre's production of Measure for Measure. Photo: © Johan Persson
 
 

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Where You’re Meant To Be

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  By Isabella Fraser Director Paul Fegan has produced a beautifully shot and heartwarming documentary featuring Aidan Moffat, former front man of Arab Strap, about Moffat’s journey around Scotland, re-creating modern versions of traditional folk songs. The documentary also features the late Sheila Stewart, well known for her ballad singing and traveller background, and looks […]

Edinburgh International Festival: Anything That Gives Off Light

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  By Isabella Fraser A journey along the shared history of Scottish and American emigration stories and identities, death and what we leave behind, it is told through storytelling, songs, music and dialogue. This is an interesting attempt at creating an imaginative explanation for what it feels to be – or to have a feeling […]

Edinburgh International Festival: Wind Resistance

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  By Isabella Fraser Beginning with a journey through a corridor, stones crunching under our feet, the sound of birds a soothing backing track, we sit and and gaze at the myriad of equipment and paraphernalia lying around on the stage. A large backdrop of plants and their roots frame the space. The audience surrounds […]

Edinburgh International Festival: The Glass Menagerie

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  By Danielle Farrow Beautifully rendered deep jewel colours – literal and metaphoric – glow within this amber-encased gem, but the American Repertory Theater’s revived production of Tennesee Williams’ classic, 1937-set ‘The Glass Menagerie’ – directed with both sensitivity and aplomb by John Tiffany – is definitely no fossil. A ‘memory play’, the narrator character […]

The Glass Menagerie
 
 

Edinburgh International Festival: Shake

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By Danielle Farrow French company Eat a Crocodile’s production of ‘Shake’ is a pop-riff on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, faithful to the original’s main stories, while cutting characters and shifting scenes. Shakespeare’s language is translated for the supertitles in occasionally strange, but often fresh ways, and is still very recognisable where it is in use. The […]

Shake. Photo by Mario Del Curto
 
 

Edinburgh International Festival: Deep Time

Over 25,000 people were treated to a spectacular show this evening as Deep Time played out upon the south western flank of Edinburgh Castle rock this evening. Here is a selection of photographs by Dave Stewart of Studio 2 Photography. Enjoy!   And by Michael Bryant.   And by Callum Ollason, Shot Happens   And the […]

Copyright Dave Stewart
 
 

Edinburgh International Festival: Anything That Gives Off Light – School project

Edinburgh International Festival Young People’s Award Jurors and 1000 yellow figures kick off day one of the International Festival On the opening day of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Director Fergus Linehan, Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame MSP and members of the International Festival Young People’s Award Jury unveiled the Anything That Gives Off […]

Andrew Cowan / Scottish Parliament
 
 

Edinburgh International Festival – All back to Club Cumming!

When the curtain comes down on Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, hit The Hub for Club Cumming – Alan’s legendary after party… The 2016 Edinburgh International Festival kicks off this weekend – on Saturday night Scottish actor and entertainer Alan Cumming takes up residency at International Festival HQ, The Hub, with his hit cabaret show […]

Club Cumming at the International Festival