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The Edinburgh Festival is the world’s greatest theatre fest. You will find grand theatrical productions in the Edinburgh International Festival, though it is the Fringe that really overflows with theatre. From student and amateur groups to the world’s leading independent theatre companies, there is something for everyone, with a particularly good selection of new plays.
Chavkin and Thorpe for Fringe Central Welcome Address
Chavkin and Thorpe for Fringe Central Welcome Address

31 July 2014

The Fringe Society yesterday announced that multiple award winning director Rachel Chavkin and four time Fringe First writer Chris Thorpe will deliver tomorrow's...

Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue
Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue

31 July 2014

Bosses at Underbelly have been forced to put on hold hip hop theatre show 'The City' after protests over the production receiving state...

3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks
3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks

31 July 2014

The centenary of the beginning of World War One is marked by a number of shows in the wider Edinburgh Festival this year,...

Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard
Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard

31 July 2014

“A writer reading ‘Hamlet’ for the first time is gradually losing his eyesight” says the show’s blurb. “As he realises he will never...

3 To See ED2014: Storytelling theatre shows
3 To See ED2014: Storytelling theatre shows

28 July 2014

It's ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses with three more theatre shows to tip. This lot feature great performers with interesting stories to tell. Sophie Wu...

Lucy Benson-Brown: Cutting Off Kate Bush
Lucy Benson-Brown: Cutting Off Kate Bush

24 July 2014

“Cathy is having a crisis”, says the blurb. “And she's venting on YouTube through the medium of Kate Bush”. Well you gotta check...

3 To See ED2014: Shakespearean Twists
3 To See ED2014: Shakespearean Twists

22 July 2014

Every year the Fringe boasts a large number of Shakespeare-related plays. Some are your standard stagings, others are adaptations, others still are inspired by...

Northern Stage moves southwards to a new home at the Fringe
Northern Stage moves southwards to a new home at the Fringe

21 July 2014

After two years with a Fringe base at St Stephen's church in the New Town, Northern Stage are this year setting up home...

Apphia Campbell: Voicing the inspiration of Simone
Apphia Campbell: Voicing the inspiration of Simone

21 July 2014

Inspired by the music and work of Nina Simone, and one particular event in the legendary singer’s life, Apphia Campbell conceived, wrote and...

3 To See ED2014: ThreeWeeks endorsed Theatre
3 To See ED2014: ThreeWeeks endorsed Theatre

21 July 2014

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro turns her beady eyes to the theatre section next, and chooses three shows from companies and people that have received...

Allen Barton: Years To The Day
Allen Barton: Years To The Day

20 July 2014

Sitting in the Pleasance's theatre programme, 'Years To The Day' is an examination of the nature of friendship in an online age. Two...

HiBROW and Odeon take the Fringe to the UK's cinema screens
HiBROW and Odeon take the Fringe to the UK's cinema screens

19 July 2014

HiBROW, a digital venture that documents the arts online, has announced an alliance with the Odeon group which will see highlights from this...

 
Look out for reviews of the theatre programme at Festival 2014 here from early August.

  • Underbelly postpones controversial Israeli-backed show, seeks alternative venue
  • 3 To See ED2014: War-themed theatre picks
  • Ramin Gray: Completing the Bard
  • Edinburgh Fringe kicks off today (unofficially speaking)
  • Nadia Brooks: Speaking about the words
  • Izzard to lead multinational comedy gala
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