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Edinburgh International Festival Various venues, 5th to 29th August

Fergus Linehan’s second programme as director of the international festival is an exciting mix of the classical and experimental, with Shakespeare at the heart. There’s ferocious drumming and a stark design in Thomas Ostermeier’s version of Richard III starring cult European favourite Lars Eidinger; Britain’s Cheek by Jowl collaborating with Moscow’s Pushkin Theatre in a compelling and beautiful Measure for Measure; and Shake, a re-imagining of Twelfth Night set in a 1970s…

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