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The Life of a Gecko

Artistic Director of Gecko, Amit Lahav, talks to Andrew Latimer about the long-haul life of Institute, coming to Festival Theatre this month.

Interview: Anna Devin

Irish soprano Anna Devin talks about the role of Zerlina in Scottish Opera’s season opener Don Giovanni.

Interview: Pia Furtado

Director Pia Furtado talks about emotion, openness and the challenges of taking on a powerful, but little known opera.

Streetcar: Stage and Screen

A look back over Elia Kazan’s classic 1951 film version at the Filmhouse as Scottish Ballet prepare a dance adaptation of Streetcar.

Interview: Ramon Tikaram

Ramon Tikaram, who plays the King in Paul Kerryson’s The King and I adaptation, speaks to us about the Orient, the Occident and everything in between.

The King and I

With promise of giant gold Buddhas, acrobatic dancers and a ten-piece orchestra, Leicester Curve’s lavish spectacle opens in Edinburgh this Christmas.


The chance to see these pieces, particularly Roughcut, is not something that should be missed by lovers of dance and those who appreciate Alston’s seminal contribution.

The Barber of Seville

Period costumes and colourful sets get Scottish Opera back to the traditional days of the art form in their staging of Rossini’s classic.

Slava’s Snowshow

Slava Polunin’s veteran clowning production returns, still as joyful and innocent as the snow it has found inspiration in.

Street Scene

Kurt Weill’s dark, brooding American Opera full of jazz tinged arias comes to Edinburgh Festival Theatre.