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News: £1 Million Funding Package For Edinburgh Fringe Society From Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has agreed a funding package for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity that underpins the world-famous Fringe Festival.

As part of a commitment to support cultural, social and economic recovery, the Fringe Society will receive a £1 million interest-free loan from the Scottish Government. It will also benefit from a £149,000 Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund grant and a £100,000 grant from City of Edinburgh Council. 

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News: Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival Goes Online

The Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival is launching its 2020 summer series of Fringe shows powered by Cisco and streamed live on Twitch. It starts on Saturday 30th May, with its first-ever online show – a Pick of the Fringe gig featuring six top comedians.

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News: Statements From Edinburgh Venues And Comedy Awards

Edinburgh's venues and promoters have been issuing statements regarding the future of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020.

The Assembly Festival said: "For the past few weeks, in conjunction with the Fringe Society and all our festival partners, we’ve been working hard to explore all avenues to put on this summer’s festival. 

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News: Edinburgh Fringe Society New Statement

The Edinburgh Fringe Society has just issued a new statement regarding the Fringe Festival 2020. It is published in full below.

"Just a few months ago, the idea of Edinburgh without the Fringe and our sister festivals would have been totally unthinkable; now, like so many other aspects of our day-to-day lives, we must pause and take stock in the face of something far bigger. 

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News: Latest Statement From Edinburgh Fringe Society

This is the latest statement just issued by the Edinburgh Fringe Society from Fringe Society Chief Executive Shona McCarthy.

"I'm grateful to the hundreds of artists, producers, venues, residents and audience members who have been in touch with us this week to share their thoughts on the future of this year’s Fringe. Whilst there have been many different opinions expressed, we know that definitive answers are needed and we hope to have them for you next week. 

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News: Pleasance And Underbelly First Edinburgh Fringe Shows On Sale

The Pleasance and Underbelly have put their first Edinburgh Fringe shows on sale.

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News: Winners of the 2019 Allen Wright Award and Fringe Young Writers Award Announced

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced the winners of the 2019 Allen Wright Award and Fringe Young Writers Award. The Allen Wright Award recognises the best Fringe feature writer and best Fringe reviewer under the age of 30, while the Fringe Young Writer’s Award is awarded to the best Fringe review by a journalist aged 16-21 years old.

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Edinburgh Fringe Review 2019 – Legs, Just The Tonic

A man in a huge white boat sails to the edge of the world and the end of time –finding out everything there is to know about legs.

Legs, winner of the 2019 Malcolm Hardee Award For Comic Originality, is the creation of Julia Masli and the Duncan Brothers. 

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Edinburgh Fringe Review 2019 – Crybabies, Danger Brigade, Heroes @ Boteco

In a darkened cellar, aided only by some hats, a few sheets, some torches and a mop, three young men re-enact World War Two.

We meet a young man so lonely he has only a mop, a table and ashtray for company, an evil actor, the man who does everything by the book and a host of strangely eccentric British generals and camp dastardly Nazis.

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Edinburgh Fringe Review 2019 – Good Bear, Dougal, Pleasance Dome

The Dougal of the title is the lighting and sound technician behind the desk.

Henry Perryment and Joe Barnes play backstage staff, who have to fill in when the advertised act fails to show. 

Our plucky heroes are also at the mercy of Dougal, who plays tricks with the sound and lighting cues and who has an improbable dislike of swearing. 

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