EIF 2009

26th March 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Stage reports that the Edinburgh International Festival has announced its programme for its 63rd festival, which will run from the 14th of August to the 6th of September.

In choosing the 75 productions for his third festival as EIF director, Jonathan Mills has taken the Scottish Enlightenment as his main theme, while including nods to the many classical composer anniversaries which are being celebrated this year – as well as Scotland’s year of Homecoming.

“The Enlightenment for me, very personally, is a point of departure only,” Mills explained to The Stage. “It is a phrase I am using both metaphorically and quite literally. So I am searching for things that have been enlightening from Scotland and I am recognising the enlightenment as a movement that was able to be created here.”

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