Latest Edinburgh International Festival Stories

2012-03-16 23:01:54

The line-up for the Edinburgh International Festival has been announced, with seven performances and productions planned as part of the London 2012 Festival. (PRWEB)

2008-09-01 06:00:19

By SHN ROSS THE Edinburgh International Festival has posted its highest-ever box office takings with ticket sales up a healthy 7 per cent on last year, organisers said yesterday.

2008-08-29 06:00:39

By Joyce McMillan LAST Saturday night, I took an evening off from my theatre reviewing schedule and headed for the King's Theatre to see Matthew Bourne's new dance version of the story of Dorian Gray.

2008-08-22 15:00:34

By Liam Rudden THE National Theatre of Scotland returns to the Edinburgh International Festival tonight, with the world premiere of David Harrower's 365, which charts the fragmented lives of a group of young people in today's care system as they prepare to make their way in the world on their own.

2008-08-04 18:00:34

Fight like the stars with stage combat lessons EVER fancied swashing your buckle? Well, now you too can be like Errol Flynn and Captain Jack Sparrow. Professional fight director Ian Stapleton is offering stage fighting lessons as part of the Fringe programme at Rocket @ Roxburgh Hotel.

2008-08-04 09:00:38

By Chitra Ramaswamy Jane Irwin and Kate Valentine tell Chitra Ramaswamy why playing The Two Widows in Scottish Opera's new show fills their hearts with joy THERE can't be many who have sung the leads in Czech composer Bedrich Smetana's The Two Widows who have a relationship as significant as soprano Kate Valentine and mezzo Jane Irwin.

2008-08-02 09:00:17

By Susan Mansfield It's long been overshadowed as a festival city, but things are finally looking up in Aberdeen, writes SUSAN MANSFIELD IN ONE OF SCOTLAND'S BIG CITIES, A festival is just beginning.

2008-08-01 15:00:34

WITH more than 18,792 entertainers appearing in 31,000 performances across 247 venues, The Fringe is the biggest of all the Edinburgh Festivals.

2008-07-13 21:00:15

By Subhadra Devan SOME people in Brickfields, mainly in the Temple of Fine Arts, are so excited. Their dancers, Geetha Sankaran-Lam and Umesh Shetty, will soon perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.