The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre
Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL
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Arts in the Aftermath of Conflict

What narratives must begin when a war has ended and how does society protect itself from slipping back into conflict? This discussion explores the role of artists in post-war contexts and the critical space that needs to be claimed in order to counter a return to paranoia and injustice. Part of the International…

Wed 9 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Bad Roads

A harrowing and bitterly funny new play about Ukraine at war – seen through the eyes of the women fighting, reporting and enduring the conflict. Following Bad Roads there will be a discussion with all the writers from the series, hosted by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court. Over the past 20…

Tue 8 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Classic Album Sundays

The Incredible String Band’s second album, 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion, is widely recognised as a cultural milestone in psychedelic folk music. To celebrate its 50th anniversary Classic Album Sundays present an intimate album listening experience. Classic Album Sundays founder and BBC Radio host Colleen…

Fri 18 Aug

£15 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Contesting the Spirit of Unity

Conductor Bruno Walter said that the first Edinburgh International Festival was a ‘magnificent’ experience, which ‘renewed human relations’ after the war. But not everyone felt included. For some years Glasgow Unity Theatre – led by a former factory shop steward – had been discovering working-class talent and presenting…

Wed 16 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Cultural Connections

Fergus Linehan, Director of the Edinburgh International Festival and Graham Sheffield, Director Arts of the British Council discuss global citizenship and culture as a connecting spark. Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

Mon 7 Aug

Free / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Drainage Alley

This story of a quiet alleyway in Havana explores Cuba poised on the cusp of opening up to the world. Over the past 20 years, the Royal Court’s International Playwrights’ Programme, with the support of the British Council, has encouraged emerging writers in all parts of the world to address subjects that they felt were…

Thu 10 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Fire Down Below

As Britain emerges from the Second World War, change is afoot in the far-flung Empire. In the Caribbean, debates about self-determination intensify. At the same time, economic challenges lead many to migrate, causing issues of citizenship, and crises of identity and culture. These issues, many of which persist today…

Tue 15 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Ghalia's Miles

Fleeing Lebanon in the hope of building a new life in Europe, Ghalia makes an extraordinary journey through the Middle East. Over the past 20 years, the Royal Court’s International Playwrights’ Programme, with the support of the British Council, has encouraged emerging writers in all parts of the world to address…

Wed 9 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of 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. Expect an extraordinary encounter between artist and audience, a bit contemporary music hall, a bit art lecture, shot through…

Fri 4 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 5 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sun 6 Aug

£20 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 17 more dates until 27 Aug

Minefield

How can a soldier deal with memories of war? What memories do they repress – and which do they cherish? Six Argentine and British veterans from both sides of the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas conflict come together for this remarkable show exploring the treacherous minefield of their memories, through theatre, film and live…

Sun 6 Aug

£19 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Mon 7 Aug

£19 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 8 Aug

£19 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 9 Aug

£19 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

New European Songbook

Unique collaborations between established European musicians and artists recently arrived in the continent bring you the newest sounds of Europe today. Respected European musicians join artists already celebrated in their homelands who have recently travelled to Europe, to create new musical dialogues, showcasing the…

Fri 11 Aug

£19 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 12 Aug

£19 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Power of Plays

Journalists, writers and cultural commentators discuss the unique ability theatre has to examine differing perspectives, effect change and unravel layers of complexity in times of political turmoil. The panel includes writer and journalist Raja Shehadeh; writer and Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre, David…

Sat 12 Aug

Free / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of 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. Taking popular culture as its starting point, Real Magic presents an unstable…

Tue 22 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Wed 23 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Thu 24 Aug

£25 / 0131 473 2000

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

…and 3 more dates until 27 Aug

Reflections on Syria

A rare opportunity to experience work created in the most challenging of contexts. Six years into a complex conflict, artists from Syria present their stories and memories through film, music and theatre, taking us beyond the headlines and offering fresh perspectives on how war is affecting Syrian lives. The event…

Sun 13 Aug

£8 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Speech (Discurso)

Guillermo Calderón returns to the subject of Chilean president Michelle Bachelet in a new version of this extraordinary monologue. Over the past 20 years, the Royal Court’s International Playwrights’ Programme, with the support of the British Council, has encouraged emerging writers in all parts of the world to address…

Sun 13 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Spirit of '47

The first Edinburgh International Festival took place in 1947, its participants keen to celebrate international cooperation. Spirit of '47 restates to a global audience the EIF's belief that the arts can connect and inspire us during our most turbulent times.

Sun 6 Aug

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Mon 7 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 622 8086

Tue 8 Aug

Times & prices vary / 0131 622 8086

…and 8 more dates until 16 Aug

There Is No One Between You and Me

A woman returns to a hometown she no longer recognises in this haunting new play from Dalia Taha. Over the past 20 years, the Royal Court’s International Playwrights’ Programme, with the support of the British Council, has encouraged emerging writers in all parts of the world to address subjects that they felt were…

Sat 12 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Voicelessness

Voicelessness is a delicate story of determination and hope, told through mingled voices, viewpoints and times, powerfully poignant in its simplicity. It is created by exciting new Iranian director, writer and performer Azade Shahmiri. How will future generations judge our own era? It is 2070. A young woman…

Mon 14 Aug

£15 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Tue 15 Aug

£15 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

War Dialogues

Does the placement, presence, and input of artists need to be re-negotiated and re-imagined in the context of contemporary crises? Artist David Cotterrell is joined by a panel of leading artists and experts to explore the changing role, responsibility and challenges of witnessing and responding to modern conflict. Part…

Mon 7 Aug

£6 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The World in One City

A Scottish Documentary Institute production for the Edinburgh International Festival directed by Anne Milne and produced by Noe Mendelle. In 1947 the Edinburgh International Festival brought together artists and audiences to look to the future, mend bridges, and to encourage a new exchange of ideas and culture which…

Thu 10 Aug

£8 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Sat 19 Aug

£8 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

You Never Touched The Dirt

This subtle and witty play tackles the breathtaking economic transformation of China, the dreams it enables and those it crushes. Over the past 20 years, the Royal Court’s International Playwrights’ Programme, with the support of the British Council, has encouraged emerging writers in all parts of the world to address…

Fri 11 Aug

£10 / 0131 473 2000

Spirit of '47. Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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