Matt Trueman's Edinburgh diary - 'It's been a bit mad for critics'
By Matt Trueman
The newly aligned Fringe and EIF enter their second week
Michael Coveney: Cumberbatch gets camera shy, searching for Sylvie
'Even in this festival cocoon, the talk is of Bendy's Hamlet and the absurd goings-on at the Barbican'
The Encounter (Edinburgh International Conference Centre)
Directed and performed by Simon McBurney, Complicite's new production traces a lost photographer's journey into the depths of the Amazon rainforest
Fergus Linehan: 'I want people to know what the Edinbugh International Festival stands for'
The new EIF director tells Michael Coveney about his inaugural programme and vision for the festival's future
Edinburgh International Festival exceeds £3million in ticket sales
By Editorial Staff
This year's festival was the last for outgoing artistic director Jonathan Mills
Michael Coveney: Edinburgh Fringe whinges, moans and memories
'It's all a terrible tumult, but a tumult never worth missing'
Michael Coveney at Edinburgh: Festival stunned by Ian Bostridge and a death camp masterpiece
Our chief critic continues his exploration of this year's record-breaking EIF