What's on in Edinburgh in September 2012?
Event of the month
I Dreamed a Dream (21 - 29 September 2012)
A musical retelling of Susan Boyle's rise to fame, with all the hit songs and a star turn from Elaine C. Smith - Find out more in our I Dreamed a Dream blog post.
Edinburgh Art Festival (2 August - 2 September 2012) - Scotland's largest annual visual arts festival, with over 45 major exhibitions at a diverse array of venues, including specially commissioned work scattered around the city - various venues around Edinburgh - www.edinburghartfestival.com
Edinburgh International Festival (9 August - 2 September) - The original and arguably most prestigious of Edinburgh's summer festivals. Drawing the best in classical music, opera, theatre, dance and visual art from around the world - various venues in Edinburgh - www.eif.co.uk.uk
Kevin Bridges (13 - 15 September) - This Glaswegian comedy star has shot to fame in the past few years, with his own BBC One show "Kevin Bridges: What's the Story?" following countless appearances on TV comedy shows - Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA - http://www.atgtickets.com/venue/Edinburgh-Playhouse/243/
Phantom of the Opera (20 September - 20 October 2012) - Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical has been entertaining audiences since 1986, although the original story dates back to Gaston Leroux's 1909 novel. This spectacular new Cameron Mackintosh production breathes new life into the musical - Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA - http://www.atgtickets.com/venue/Edinburgh-Playhouse/243/
I Dreamed a Dream (21 - 29 September 2012) - Susan Boyle's unlikely rise to stardom almost seems like a fairy tale, so this musical version of the story seems appropriate. Starring Elaine C. Smith, it follows the story frlom her humble roots to dizzy heights. It's had rave reviews: moving, funny, tragic, touching and compelling seems to sum it up, so see it here in case London's West End snags it for itself - Festival Theatre, 13/29 Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9FT - www.fctt.org.uk
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Wagner's Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 (30 September 2012) - One of the world's foremost conductors of Wagner, Donald Runnicles, begins this series of concerts presenting the composer's famous love story - Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA - www.usherhall.co.uk
Kilomathon Scotland (30 September 2012) - Billing itself as "The perfect race distance", the Kilomathon takes the classic half marathon distance and replaces "miles" with "kilometers" - so it's only 13.1km. It's become very popular, bridging the gap between 10km and half marathon distances. 6.55km and junior 2.62km races are available too, so there's something for everyone. You'll enjoy an exhilarating grandstand finish in historic Murrayfield Stadium, too! - starts in Leith, Edinburgh - www.kilomathon.com/?scotland