Artistic Explosion

Opera, one-act plays, comedy, music and much more. It's time once again for the Edinburgh summer festivals

The first time British impresario David Sefton attended the summer arts festivals in Edinburgh, he shared a cramped apartment with a feminist comedy group called Sensible Footwear and a stand-up duo called the Brown Paper Bag Brothers. As offbeat as their names might suggest, they fit into the Edinburgh scene perfectly. Known for showcasing obscure acts and up-and-comers, along with more classical fare, these festivals are fertile grounds for talent scouts. Now, 20 years later, Sefton is still mining the Edinburgh festival grounds each summer. "There are a lot of companies I discovered in Edinburgh that I went on to work...

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