The EIF goes for gold in 2012

The annual Edinburgh International Festival will be back and better than ever in 2012, according to organisers.

Edinburgh Castle

The event, which features world class new and classic drama, opera, music, dance and visual spectacles, falls between the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Festival Director Jonathan Mills is keen to ensure the Festival perfectly compliments "the world’s greatest cultural and sporting events".

"I determined early in my directorship of the International Festival that we should plan on a scale of ambition that was commensurate with this opportunity, creating a programme that was uplifting, vibrant and energetic, in order to ensure that the benefits of the Olympics are spread across the country and that the Festival delivers on this opportunity for Scotland."

The full programme for the event, which runs from 9th August through until 2nd September, will be released on the 14th March, but to whet our appetites, 3 events have been confirmed. Polish theatre company TR Warszawa will return to the Festival to perform Macbeth, whilst a Royal Shakespeare Company-commissioned production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is also set to take place. Both of these events also coincide with, and contribute to, the World Shakespeare Festival.  
Also, 5000 runners have the chance to run a route around the paths of Arthur’s Seat at night, which will be transformed as part of ‘Speed of Light’, a project that aims to bring communities together from all over Scotland to celebrate sport and culture. ‘I determined early in my directorship of the International Festival that we should plan on a scale of ambition that was commensurate with this opportunity, creating a programme that was uplifting, vibrant and energetic, in order to ensure that the benefits of the Olympics are spread across the country and that the Festival delivers on this opportunity for Scotland.’
The full programme for the event, which runs from 9th August through until 2nd September, will be released on the 14th March, but to whet our appetites, 3 events have been confirmed. Polish theatre company TR Warszawa will return to the Festival to perform Macbeth, whilst a Royal Shakespeare Company-commissioned production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is also set to take place. Both of these events also coincide with, and contribute to, the World Shakespeare Festival.
Also, 5000 runners have the chance to run a route around the paths of Arthur’s Seat at night, which will be transformed as part of ‘Speed of Light’, a project that aims to bring communities together from all over Scotland to celebrate sport and culture. 

 

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