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Edinburgh International Festival 2012

The Edinburgh International Festival offers an unforgettable three weeks of the very best in international opera, music, theatre and dance every year throughout August. In 2012, the Festival will trasform the Lowland Hall into a theatre space hosting three vastly different shows impossible to present in conventional theatres. Please click here to view the Lowland Hall theatre set up. 


2008: Macbeth

Saturday 11th - Monday 13th August 2012 7.30pm

Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th August 2012 7.30pm

and Wednesday 15th August 2.00pm

An enormous three-story construction with multimedia screens is the set for 2008: Macbeth. With spectacular pyrotecnics, immersive video effects and an extraordinary layered soundscape that plays tricks on the ear, Shakespeare's web of politics is transformed into contemporary filmic theatre.

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2008: Macbeth


Meine faire Dame - ein Sprachlabor (My Fair Lady - a language laboratory)

Tuesday 14th - Wednesday 15th August 7.30pm

Sunday 19th  August 7.30pm

Friday 17th - Saturday 18th August 2.00pm

Dilightfully witty and (very) loosely based on My Fair Laid, Meine Fair Dame is set in a language laboratory where its characters attempt to learn English from a very eccentric professor - with a secret to hide.

Acclaimed Director Christoph Marthaler's subversive and very funny production is set in a specially constructed studio space, allowing the audience to be up close and personal with the actors on stage.

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Meine faire Dame


Les Naufrages du Fol Espoir (Aurores)

The Castaways of the Fol Espoir (Sunrises)

Thursday 23rd - Saturday 25th August 6.00pm

Monday 27th - Tuesday 28th August 6.00pm

In a dance hall in the spring before the First World War, a socialist visionary is shooting a silent film adapted from a Jules Verne adventure. One Europe's greatest theatre directors, Ariane Mnouchkine's work has rarely been seen in the UK because of its sheer scale and complexity.

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Theatre du Soleil

Facility use : Lowland Hall
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