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Fill your month with festivals and comedy, and look forward to the UK and Ireland tour of Matilda The Musical in 2019

Rhinoceros, 23 March – 07 April

Photograph by: Mihaela Bodlovic


A hit at last year’s Edinburgh International Festival, this new adaptation by Zinnie Harris of Eugene Ionesco’s 1959 absurdist farce has a darker underside. In a sleepy French town, as the inhabitants turn one-by-one into rampaging rhinoceroses and grow to like it, the metaphor is for the rise of fascism in Europe in the 1930s. Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, get your tickets at

Matilda The Musical, 02 - 27 April 2019

Matilda Great news for theatre fans, The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that the UK and Ireland tour of Matilda The Musical will be extended and play the Edinburgh Playhouse 02 - 27 April, 2019. Tickets for the Edinburgh shows go on sale this Friday, 23 March and can be purchased at

Edinburgh International Science Festival, 29 March – 15 April

Science Festival

This annual celebration of science returns with a programme which is diverse, accessible and family-friendly. Highlights include the ECO2ville exhibition on the Mound, which looks at how we can lower our carbon emissions; the Synthetica exhibition of ‘bioart’; the Existence: Life and Beyond exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland and the returning ‘Gastrofest’ look at food science. Various venues, Edinburgh, get your tickets at

Czech National Symphony Orchestra with Pavel Kolesnikov

Pavel Kolesnikov

The Czech National Orchestra will perform Franz Schubert's famed 'Unfinished Symphony' at Usher Hall on Sunday, 22 April, and will be joined by rising star Pavel Kolesnikov for Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. The programme will be completed with Dvořák’s 7th Symphony in a classical sensation not to be missed. Get your tickets at

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