A daily pick of what’s on at the Edinburgh Festival…
King’s Theatre, 7:30pm, until 22 August
Ivo Van Hove’s production of Sophocles’s tragedy had mixed reviews in London (“lacklustre” said one) but there’s no arguing with the star power of Juliette Binoche, who heads a formidable cast as the woman who defies a king.
Dance: Sylvie Guillem
Festival Theatre, 7:30pm, until 10 August
THE great French ballet dancer visits the International Festival as part of her final world tour, performing new pieces by Akram Khan and Russell Maliphant, alongside work by Mats Ek and William Forsythe.
Music: Chilly Gonzales & The Kaiser Quartett
The Hub, tonight and tomorrow, 9:30pm
THE International Festival kicks off a new programme of intimate jazz, film soundtrack and indie-folk gigs above its box office at the Hub, including shows by Anna Calvi, King Creosote and Jason Moran. It’s been described as a new “pop” direction for a festival largely associated with classical music, so it’s perhaps fitting that the opening show is by a pianist who says he is equally inspired by Bach and Daft Punk.