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The James Plays: James I
February 2016: Wed 3 (Preview), Sat 6, Wed 10, Thu 11, Sat 13 | Festival Theatre

The James Plays: James I

Prisoner of England for 18 years, James is delivered back to his homeland, with an English bride, to reign as James I of Scotland. Returning to a troubled nation, he faces terrible choices if he is to save himself, his Queen and the crown.

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The James Plays: James II
February 2016: Thu 4 (Preview), Sat 6, Thu 11, Sat 13 | Festival Theatre

The James Plays: James II

Crowned King at aged six, James II is a puppet in a vicious game between Scotland’s most powerful families. As he approaches adulthood, James must fight for his crown while the nightmares of his childhood torment him.

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The James Plays: James III
February 2016: Fri 5 (Preview), Sat 6, Fri 12, Sat 13 | Festival Theatre

The James Plays: James III

Charismatic, cultured, and obsessed with grand gestures, James III is loved and loathed by his nation. Scotland’s future may lie with his resourceful and resilient wife, Margaret of Denmark. Can she rescue a struggling nation?

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The James Plays
Wed 3 to Sat 13 February 2016 | Festival Theatre

The James Plays

Exhilarating and vividly imagined, The James Plays bring to life three generations of Stewart kings who ruled Scotland from 1406 – 1488.

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Footloose
Tue 16 to Sat 20 February 2016 | Festival Theatre

Footloose

Based on the 1980s riveting screen sensation, which took the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music. Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on its feet.

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Scottish Opera: Ariodante
Wed 24 & Sat 27 February 2016 | Festival Theatre

Scottish Opera: Ariodante

Building on the success of their beautifully-observed 2011 production of Orlando, director Harry Fehr and designer Yannis Thavoris return to offer a fresh perspective on the second of Handel’s Orlando furioso trilogy.

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Ariodante Unwrapped
Thu 25 February 2016 | Festival Theatre

Ariodante Unwrapped

A free hour-long taster.

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Encore Screening: The Winter's Tale
Mon 29 February 2016 | Festival Theatre

Encore Screening: The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh. Judi Dench will play Paulina, Kenneth Branagh will play Leontes.

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Encore Screening: Il Trovatore
Wed 2 March 2016 | Festival Theatre

Encore Screening: Il Trovatore

Anna Netrebko carries this enraptured music to new heights. She is accompanied by Ekaterina Semenchuk, Marcelo Alvarez and Ludovic Tézier, in a new production by Alex Ollé.

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Simon & Garfunkel  Through The Years – A tribute by BOOKENDS
Thursday 3 March 2016 | Festival Theatre

Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years – A tribute by BOOKENDS

Watch The Bookends perform as Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and give their personal accounts of their rise to fame. Hear hits like Mrs Robinson, Homeward Bound, Bridge Over Trouble Water and The Boxer in the ‘must see’ show: ‘Simon & Garfunkel – Through The Years’.

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