Every August, themes tend to emerge at the Edinburgh Festival, which includes more than 3,000 performances at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the 750-plus events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and three weeks of world premieres in the main Edinburgh International Festival.

This year, one such theme is refugees. Theatre groups, comedians, choreographers and authors are drawing inspiration from the stories of displaced people, whether in small boats in the Mediterranean, Palestinian camps or a detention centre in the United Kingdom.

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