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EIF offers eight pound tickets to young theatre-goers

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011


The Edinburgh International Festival reckons that the number eight is its lucky number this year. The theme running throughout the EIF, this year, of course, is the cultural interchange between Asia and the West and, they note, 8 is a lucky number in Chinese culture and was a holy number in ancient Japan. Plus, they add, the festival takes place in the eight month and, erm, there are eight notes on a diatonic musical scale, and there’s music in the festival.

If this new found obsession at EIF about the number eight sounds like some sort of publicity ploy to promote an eight pound ticket promotion, then you’d be right. The Festival announced this morning that a number of tickets for various shows in this year’s programme will be available for just £8 for festival-goers under the age of 26. Shows included in the promotion will be announced each day at www.eif.co.uk/8.

The EIF kicks off on Saturday.