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Edinburgh International Festival: Macbeth
18 & 19 August | Festival Theatre

Edinburgh International Festival: Macbeth

A major new production of Verdi’s dark operatic thriller, given by the International Festival’s 2017 resident company Teatro Regio of Turin, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Emma Dante. The opera was the very first to be performed at the inaugural International Festival in 1947.

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Edinburgh International Festival: The Divide
8-20 August | King's Theatre

Edinburgh International Festival: The Divide

The Divide is an extraordinary new work by one of the UK’s greatest storytellers, Alan Ayckbourn. Unfolding over two parts, The Divide is a tale for our own turbulent times that unflinchingly examines a dystopian society of brutal repression, forbidden love and seething insurrection.

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Edinburgh International Festival: Real Magic
22 - 27 August | The Studio

Edinburgh International Festival: Real Magic

To the sound of looped applause and canned laughter, three performers take part in an impossible illusion – part mind-reading feat, part cabaret act, part chaotic game show – as they endlessly revisit moments of defeat, hope and anticipation.

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Edinburgh International Festival: Room 29
22 - 24 August | King's Theatre

Edinburgh International Festival: Room 29

Do you believe in ghosts? What if a room could tell you the life stories of the people that have inhabited it? Better still – what if it could sing you those stories?

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Edinburgh International Festival: Alfred Brendel
23 August | King's Theatre

Edinburgh International Festival: Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel does not believe that the merits of an artist can be explained or illuminated by his private life. He is never going to write an autobiography and confesses that, to him, there are many things a great deal more intriguing than his own private persona.

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Edinburgh International Festival: La Boheme
25 - 27 August | Festival Theatre

Edinburgh International Festival: La Boheme

Opera’s greatest, most heartbreaking love story. La bohème is a sumptuous, visually magnificent new production direct from the Teatro Regio, Turin – the opera house that gave the opera its very first staging, back in 1896. It is conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Àlex Ollé.

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Edinburgh International Festival: The Magnetic Fields
25 & 26 August | King's Theatre

Edinburgh International Festival: The Magnetic Fields

Leftfield pop’s answer to Stephen Sondheim, Stephin Merritt has been called one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Edinburgh International Festival: Letters Live
27 August | King's Theatre

Edinburgh International Festival: Letters Live

The joy and the pain, the wisdom and the humour preserved by the humble letter – expertly brought to life by some of the most acclaimed performers from around the world.

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Edinburgh International Festival: Martin Creed's Words and Music
4 - 27 August | The Studio

Edinburgh International Festival: Martin Creed's Words and Music

Artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed invites you to a delightfully nonconformist evening of words, music and more, as he takes up residence for the 2017 International Festival.

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Babe the Sheep-pig - CANCELLED
Fri 8 to Sun 10 September 2017 | King's Theatre

Babe the Sheep-pig - CANCELLED

The producers have decided to close the tour of Babe, The Sheep-Pig once it has completed its Spring dates. As such it will no longer be performing at Edinburgh King's Theatre. Please contact the box office who can assist with a full refund.

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RSC Encore Screening: Titus Andronicus
Fri 8 September | Festival Theatre

RSC Encore Screening: Titus Andronicus

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play.

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National Theatre Encore Screening: Angels in America Part 1 Millennium Approaches
Sat 9 September | Festival Theatre

National Theatre Encore Screening: Angels in America Part 1 Millennium Approaches

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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National Theatre Encore Screening: Angels in America Part 2 Perestroika
Thu 14 September | Festival Theatre

National Theatre Encore Screening: Angels in America Part 2 Perestroika

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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Ocean Film Festival
Fri 15 September | Festival Theatre

Ocean Film Festival

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Edinburgh!

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The Threepenny Opera
Fri 15 & Sat 16 September | King's Theatre

The Threepenny Opera

In the third instalment from The Attic Collective, Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera is reimagined and relocated to the seediest parts of Edinburgh. Featuring music by Kurt Weill.

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National Theatre Encore Film Screening: Yerma
Sat 16 September | Festival Theatre

National Theatre Encore Film Screening: Yerma

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role.

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Twelfth Night
Wed 20 & Thu 21 September | King's Theatre

Twelfth Night

Unlikely lovers collide in a tale of identical twins, multiple disguises and mistaken identities. The five actors use endless invention and boundless imagination in a production that proves raucous and joyous, witty and moving.

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Romeo & Juliet
Wed 20 to Fri 22 September | King's Theatre

Romeo & Juliet

Merely Theatre present young love in all its raw and savage beauty. The show drives through action-packed thrills and tender intimacy to crushing loss.Five actors blast the company’s signature style of urgency, humour and clarity to conjure a stirring, visceral theatrical experience.

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Richard Alston Dance Company
Fri 22 September | Festival Theatre

Richard Alston Dance Company

The ever musical Richard Alston Dance Company return with a full programme including a brand new piece by Alston made especially for Edinburgh and Gypsy Mixture, a great Alston favourite, newly revived for the first time in a decade. Exhilarating dancing to the infectious music of Romanian and Macedonian gypsy bands will lift your spirits and quicken your pulse.

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Shane Filan
Sat 23 September | Festival Theatre

Shane Filan

Hot off the back of announcing his new album “Love Always” Shane Filan has announced his major indoor UK Tour – “Love Always” - taking in some of the UK’s best loved venues, and featuring the new album along with some of the tracks most synonymous with Shane.

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