REVIEW – Gulliver’s Travels, Edinburgh International Festival


A woman dressed as a horse tears pages out of an unconscious Johnathan Swift’s book and tramples them under hoof. From the outset of Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu’s startling and visually striking production of Gulliver’s Travels, director Silviu Purc─ârete literally makes it clear this is no deferential adaptation of the classic. Instead, he […]

The Edinburgh International Festival 2012 programme

Unlike previous years, 2012’s Edinburgh International Festival has no theme running through it. Instead, according to Festival Director Jonathan Mills, speaking yesterday at the official launch of the programme, this year’s festival is more about values of peacefulness and sharing cultures. Values which underpin both the Festival and the Summer Olympic Games, which – as […]

FEATURE: Edinburgh International Festival 2011 programme launch

Described by director Jonathan Mills as “a celebration of ideas from Asia and ideas from Europe connecting with each other”, 2011’s Edinburgh International Festival programme contains a wealth of cultural highlights and artists from across the world. Drawing inspiration from the Far East, this year’s EIF features the European premiere of the Chinese National Ballet’s […]