A major new addition to the Festival in 2012 sees the Royal Highland Centre’s Lowland Hall converted into a theatrical space housing three productions which can’t be staged in conventional theatres. Grzegorz Jarzyna’s (4.48 Psychosis 2008 Festival) visceral and multi-media version of Macbeth is set in the Middle East, 2008: Macbeth. Legendary French director Ariane Mnouchkine returns to the UK after a gap of 20 years with an epic and witty production Les Naufragés du Fol Espoir (Aurores). Christoph Marthaler also makes a rare appearance in the UK with an off the wall and very funny adaptation of My Fair Lady, Meine faire Dame – ein Sprachlabor. These three plays run at the Lowland Hall in a venue specially created with the collaborative support of the City of Edinburgh Council, the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and EventScotland to enable the Festival’s ambitions in 2012. These productions are also part of London 2012 Festival.
Thousands of runners are now set to be joined by thousands of walkers forming the participatory audience for NVA’s Speed of Light, bringing Edinburgh’s iconic city centre mountain Arthur’s Seat to life over the three and a half weeks of the Festival. Supported by Legacy Trust UK, Creative Scotland and Dunard Fund.
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Edinburgh International Festival is included in the Year of Creative Scotland Partner Events Programme.