EIF: Burn

Thu 04 Aug to Wed 10 Aug 2022

Evenings 8pm | Matinee Sun 7, Tue 9, Wed 10 3pm

Running time (approx.): 1 hour

King's Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

From £31
Tickets bookable via EIF

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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.

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 (Tremble, The 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.

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

National Theatre of Scotland

Alan Cumming Creator and Performer
Steven Hoggett Creator and Co-choreographer
Vicki Manderson Co-choreographer
Ana Inés Jabares-Pita Set Designer
Tim Lutkin Lighting Designer
Lewis Den Hertog Video Designer
Katrina Lindsay Costume 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

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. 


Tue 09 August 8.00PM

Audio Description

Wed 10 August 8.00PM

Touch Tours

Wed 10 August 7.00PM

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