EIF: Burn

EIF: Burn

Evenings: 8pm | Matinee: Sun 7, Tue 9, Wed 10, 3pm
Running time (approx.): 1 hour


Tickets bookable via Edinburgh International Festival
Box Office: 0131 473 2000

King's Theatre

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Tickets from £31*

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Edinburgh International Festival


Alan Cumming returns to the International Festival with a performance exploring the true character of Scotland's national bard Robert Burns.

This world premiere dance-theatre show challenges the ‘biscuit tin’ image of Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard, and goes beyond the poetry to focus on the man himself – his poverty, his personal tragedy, his struggles with mental health and his spectacular success.

A co-production between Edinburgh International Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland, and New York City’s The Joyce Theater, Burn is a new creation from the legendary Scottish actor, author and International Festival favourite Alan Cumming and the Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black WatchHarry Potter and the Cursed Child) and featuring the music of Anna Meredith (Mercury Prize nominated for Fibs).

"And still my motto is: I dare!"
Robert Burns




Tue 09 August 8PM

Audio Description

Wed 10 August 8PM


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National Theatre of Scotland

Alan Cumming Creator and Performer
Steven Hoggett Creator and Co-choreographer
Vicki Manderson Co-choreographer
Katrina Lindsay Costume Designer
Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Set Designer
Tim Lutkin Lighting Designer
Lewis Den Hertog Video Designer
Matt Padden Sound Designer
Shilpa T-Hyland Associate Director

Featuring the music of Anna Meredith

Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, National Theatre of Scotland and The Joyce Theater, New York City

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