EIF: Coppélia


Evenings 7:30pm | Matinee Tue 2:30pm

Running time (approx.): 1 hour 20 minutes


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


Edinburgh International Festival


Beloved classical ballet Coppélia is reimagined for the digital age in Scottish Ballet's new production exploring the search for reality in an artificial world.

Scottish Ballet test the boundaries of dance, theatre and film in this distinctive new version of the classic ballet, blending location and real-time filming with projection and live performance in a world premiere.

What does it mean to be human in a world of artificial intelligence? What happens when you fall in love with a machine? How can we compete with the perfection of the unreal? What if the technology we create, and obsess over, takes on a life of its own?

This innovative new production will be choreographed and directed by UK-based duo Jess and Morgs. Building on their previous shows for Scottish Ballet (TrembleThe Secret Theatre), Jess and Morgs will explore our relationship with reality through their playful use of the camera, creating a unique experience for a live theatre audience. The original Delibes score will be referenced and reimagined as part of a new composition by Mikael Karlsson and Michael P. Atkinson, performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

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Scottish Ballet

Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright Direction & Choreography
Jeff James Dramaturgy and Written Text
Léo Delibes, Mikael Karlsson and Michael P. Atkinson Music
Bengt Gomér Set and Lighting Designer
Will Duke Projection and Video Designer
Annemarie Woods Costume Designer


From priority booking, under-18s are entitled to a 50% discount and disabled people are entitled to a 30% concession discount.

From 8 April 2022, there is a 30% discount for recipients of pension credit, universal credit, employment and support allowance or jobseeker's allowance, art workers, full-time students and 18-25 year-olds . Subject to availability and may exclude top-price tickets. Proof of eligibility may be requested at venues.

Ticket prices may vary from previously published prices.


All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 


Audio Description

Tue 16 August 2.30PM

Touch Tours

Tue 16 August 1.30PM

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