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Edinburgh International Festival

From 3 to 27 August 2018

This summer, France is brought into the limelight at the Edinburgh International Festival with a special residency of the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord bringing 3 daring works to the Scottish capital: Peter Brook’s The Prisoner, The Beggar’s Opera staged by Robert Carsen with the Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, and La Maladie de la mort by Katie Mitchell. Other highlights include The Barber of Seville staged by Laurent Pelly, Rossini’s with the Opera de Lyon Orchestra and 3 concerts by acclaimed French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, artist in residence at this year’s festival.

Brilliant French productions and performances from French artists include:


  • La Maladie de la mort,
    by Katie Mitchell
    Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
    The Lyceum
    16-18 Aug 20:00 / 18-19 Aug 15:00
  • The Prisoner
    by Peter Brook & Marie-Hélène Estienne
    Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
    The Lyceum
    22-26 Aug 19:30 / 25 Aug 14:30
  • The End of Eddy
    Based on the book by Édouard Louis
    Unicorn Theater / Untitled Projects
    The Studio at the Festival Theatre
    21-26 Aug 19:00 / 23-26 Aug 14:00
  • Hocus Pocus
    Philippe Saire Company
    The Studio at the Festival Theatre
    10-12 Aug 18:00 / 11-12 Aug 14:00


  • The Barber of Seville
    Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
    Jérémy Rohrer / Laurent Pelly
    Festival Theatre / 5,7,8 Aug 19:15
  • La Cenerentola
    Opéra de Lyon
    Stefano Montanari / Stefan Herheim
    Festival Theatre / 24-26 Aug 19:15
  • The Beggar’s Opera
    Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
    William Christie / Robert Carsen/ Ian Burton
    King’s Theatre
    16-18 Aug 19h30 / 18-19 Aug 14:30


Institut Français Écosse 2019