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The Royal Mile EdinburghThe Edinburgh International Festival never fails to deliver the spectacular, which is why we shouldn’t be surprised that three productions of an ‘epic scale’ are to be taking place at the Royal Highland Centre, just eight miles from the city centre.

The new festival venue was specifically chosen for its ability to host productions that would not fit in a conventional theatre.

Described as a ‘warehouse’ space by international festival director Jonathan Mills, the venue’s Lowland Hall will be transformed to accommodate three major shows for three ‘very different directors’.

The performances lined up for the venue include ‘My Fair Lady – A Language Laboratory’ led by Scottish actor Graham Valentine, ‘Les Naufragees Du Fol Espoir (Aurores)’ by French director Ariane Mnouchkine and Polish director Grzegorz Jarzyna’s takes on ‘Macbeth’.

Should you be planning a break in one of the fine Edinburgh hotels for the duration of the festival, which runs from 9 August – 2 September, be sure to get tickets for some of the biggest shows the festival has seen in its long and illustrious history.

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