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Hedda Gabler
Tue 17 to Sat 21 October | Festival Theatre

Hedda Gabler

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler comes to the Festival Theatre. This vital new version by Olivier Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber (Closer, Three Days in the Country) is directed by Olivier and Tony Award®-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge), who made his National Theatre debut with this acclaimed new production.

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Shakespeare's Globe Encore Screening: King Lear
Mon 23 October | Festival Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Encore Screening: King Lear

King Lear’s tempestuous poetry is shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, as the notion of familial love is questioned and torn apart.

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Rambert: A Linha Curva & Other Works
Thursday 26 October | Festival Theatre

Rambert: A Linha Curva & Other Works

Rambert brings the riotous, colourful, sexy A Linha Curva to Edinburgh. This percussion-fuelled explosion of samba-flavoured dance helped the company win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance in 2010.

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Slava's Snowshow
Wed 1 to Sun 5 November | Festival Theatre

Slava's Snowshow

The multi award-winning international sensation returns to Edinburgh by popular demand. Enter Slava’s snowy world for a once in a lifetime, joyous, fun packed event culminating in a blizzard that puts you firmly at the centre of the action!

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Balletboyz
Tue 7 November | Festival Theatre

Balletboyz

Celebrated across the world for their stunning live performances, films and TV work, BalletBoyz are back.

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Royal Shakespeare Company Encore Screening: Coriolanus
Wed 8 November | Festival Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Company Encore Screening: Coriolanus

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. A visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu take on the title role.

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Acosta Danza: Debut
Fri 10 & Sat 11 November | Festival Theatre

Acosta Danza: Debut

Following an exceptional career as a ballet star, international dance icon Carlos Acosta launches his brand new company, Acosta Danza in the UK.

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La Traviata Unwrapped
Thu 16 November | Festival Theatre

La Traviata Unwrapped

Whether you're new to opera or an old hand, you can find out more at Opera Unwrapped - a free hour-long taster that gives an insight into our shows and how they are created. Presented from the stage at each venue, our Unwrapped events involve singers, back-stage crew and The Orchestra of Scottish Opera. You'll hear highlights from the music and be introduced to the principal characters from the opera, the plot and some key scenes. You'll also find out more about the props, costumes, lighting and direction, as well as some of the theatrical secrets behind the production.

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Dementia Friendly La Traviata
Fri 17 November | Festival Theatre

Dementia Friendly La Traviata

This specially created performance is fully-staged, and performed by a narrator, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, and a wonderful cast of singers. Audiences are lead through the story, and hear some of the best-loved music from the opera. Lighting levels in the auditorium are brighter, and people are able to come in and out of the auditorium during the performance and see the show in the bar on TV screens.

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Scottish Opera: La Traviata
Wed 15, Sun 19, Tue 21, Thu 23 & Sat 25 November | Festival Theatre

Scottish Opera: La Traviata

Passionate, flamboyant, gripping; Sir David McVicar’s La traviata is not to be missed.

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