Capital Theatres in Edinburgh has announced its first shows for over a year, playing to limited-capacity audiences to maintain social distancing at first the Festival Theatre, then the King’s Theatre.
Blindness is an adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner José Saramago’s dystopian novel created as a sound installation. Juliet Stevenson voices the story about the rise and end of a global pandemic. A limited number of visitors seated on the Festival Theatre stage will listen on headphones as the narrative unfolds around them.
A Splinter of Ice at the King’s Theatre recounts novelist Graham Greene’s 1987 visit to Moscow to meet with his old MI6 boss, Kim Philby. How much did the writer of The Third Man know about Philby’s secret life as a spy and did Philby betray his friend as well as his country?