The list’s Guide to the 1995 Edinburgh Festival

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in fact, three festivals, or ""5 "5" See Page 5- four on alternate years when TIME ZONES: We’ve split our coverage the Book Festival joins in oftheatre. comedy and dance into six sections. each section corresponding to the fun- And there are a time zone (eg 1—3pm). from 9am several other events running through to late at night. Each preview at the same time. To help covers what we think will be the most . . interesting stage shows in that time you keep a grip on sanity band

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where [0 buy lleClS for or more shows which should tickle the them, most discerning or debased palate.


From first thing in the morning to last thing at night. somebody. somewhere will be ready and willing to entertain you. Be it in a theatre. church hall or street corner. every art form known to man will be in evidence at over 100 venues around the city. Theatre. dance. comedy. music. art and a few others which defy description are all on offer 13 Aug—2 Sept. To make the most of your time, pick up the indispensable Daily Diary from the Fringe Office. , which gives full details ofeach day's ’i.

This is the main Festival which invites many ofthe world‘s leading opera companies. musicians. dancers. theatre directors and actors to perform in Edinburgh‘s main venues. The lntemational Festival runs from Sun 13 Aug-Sat 2 Sept.

I Box Office Tickets for all shows in the lntemational Festival can be bought from the Festival Box Office at 21 Market Street. Edinburgh EH1 lBW.

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