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Institut Francais du Royaume-Uni

Upcoming Events

August 2018
£10 - £14

Forbidden Stories

August 3 | 8:00 am - August 25 | 5:00 pm
French Institute,
West Parliament Square EH1 1RF
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A multimedia performance that explores the theme of borders in the separated island of Cyprus. Based on interviews conducted with members of the Greek and Turkish communities, the performance stages stories of mutual aid, solidarity and friendship which consolidate the links between the two communities of Cyprus. Blending storytelling with the use of new media, Forbidden Stories probes into prevalent notions of otherness and challenges racial, religious and nationalist divisions. Please note that there are no performances on the 5th,…

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£16 - £55

The Beggar’s Opera at Edinburgh International Festival

August 16 - August 19
King’s Theatre,
2 Leven Street
Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ United Kingdom
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John Gay’s 18th-century opera is brought into the modern day in this brand new production by two commanding figures of the international stage. Swarming with highwaymen, thieves, jailors, pimps and prostitutes, John Gay’s savagely satirical and wildly entertaining ‘ballad opera’ invites you into a world of greed, crime, poverty, inequality – and outrageous comedy. Where politicians and officials are just as corrupt as the lowlife below them. And where, if you want to get ahead, all you can do is join them.…

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£17 - £35

The Prisoner

August 22 - August 26
The Lyceum,
Grindlay Street
Edinburgh , EH3 9AX
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Co-written and co-directed by legendary theatre-maker Peter Brook, this new work is a compelling exploration of justice. As resident company at the 2018 International Festival, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord brings three contrasting yet equally daring works to Edinburgh. Peter Brook is among the most influential figures in international theatre, and one of the most important artistic figures in the past century. With a spectacular career that began in the 1940s, he has created challenging, inspiring works across theatre, opera,…

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