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Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds
Mon 18 June | Festival Theatre

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds

Bill Murray and Jan Vogler present a program that showcases the core of the American values in literature and music. A show that communicates the bridges artists have built between America and Europe.

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Jaws in Concert
Fri 22 June | Festival Theatre

Jaws in Concert

EIFF is delighted to present the UK premiere of this live version, accompanied by John Williams’ iconic score performed live by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra

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Incredibles 2
Sun 24 June | Festival Theatre

Incredibles 2

Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to help bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home when a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot that only the Incredibles can overcome together.

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Stan & Ollie & Friends
Fri 29 June | Festival Theatre

Stan & Ollie & Friends

Join us for a fabulous evening of Laurel & Hardy films, peppered with live variety entertainments to thrill and amuse! Additionally, we present live variety entertainments of music and comedy!

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Swimming with Men
Sun 1 July | Festival Theatre

Swimming with Men

A bittersweet British comedy packed with delightful performances, Swimming with Men – hailed ‘The Full Monty in speedos’ – is a winning comedy drama, with Rob Brydon excellent as a middle-aged man who stumbles across a rather unusual way to try and deal with the issues in his marriage.

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Kiss Me, Kate
Wed 4 to Sat 7 July | Festival Theatre

Kiss Me, Kate

Kiss Me, Kate is an irresistible celebration of the joy and madness of working in the theatre. With a score studded with some of the greatest classics of American musical theatre including ‘BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE’, ‘ANOTHER OP’NIN’, ANOTHER SHOW, SO IN LOVE’, Kiss Me, Kate sizzles from start to finish and is simply ‘TOO DARN HOT’ to miss.

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Jools Holland
Fri 13 July | Festival Theatre

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Jools Holland

Musical virtuoso and legendary television presenter Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra return with his trademark boogie-woogie party!

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Peter And The Wolf
Sat 14 July | Festival Theatre

Peter And The Wolf

“Ah’m a grandfaither masel noo. But I want to tell ye aw a story. This is the story aboot me, me and the Wolf”. So begins, Tommy Smith’s Scottish jazz version of Prokofiev’s classic Peter and the Wolf. Actor Tam Dean Burn will narrate new text, especially adapted by former Makar Liz Lochhead.

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Peter and the Wolf & The Carnival of Animals
Sat 14 July | Festival Theatre

Peter and the Wolf & The Carnival of Animals

Tommy Smith’s Scottish jazz version of Peter and the Wolf, narrated by Tam Dean Burn and adapted by Liz Lochhead, plus Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, a dizzying, dazzling, zoological roundabout.

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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Bratislava Hot Serenaders
Wed 18 July | Festival Theatre

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival: Bratislava Hot Serenaders

This simply sensational 21-piece band plays vintage swing and hot jazz and dance music from the 20s and 30s with extraordinary authenticity and pizazz.

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