edinburgh fringe

News: Reports Say Edinburgh Fringe 2020 About To Be Shelved

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2020 looks set to be shelved according to reports in the press today.

The Scotsman says that: "All planning for the staging of what has become the world’s biggest arts festival is expected to be officially suspended tomorrow and refunds offered to people who have bought tickets for the hundreds of shows already on sale."

News: Latest Statement From Edinburgh Fringe Society

Latest statement on coronavirus outbreak from Fringe Society Chief Executive Shona McCarthy below.

(editor's note, I'm not sure how this squares with continuing with social distancing for the rest of 2020 as has been suggested will happen in the news today).

News: Statement from Edinburgh Fringe Re: Coronavirus

The Edinburgh Fringe has issued the following regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

News: Scottish Covid-19 Measures Raises Fears About Edinburgh Fringe

The measures announced by Nicola Sturgeon to tackle Covid-19 may add to concerns about this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Scottish First Minister has advised that mass gatherings of over 500 attendees should be cancelled from next week.

News: Chair of Edinburgh Fringe Society Board To Step Down

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced today, Wednesday 12 February, that Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea will step down from his role as Chair of the Fringe Society’s board in August 2020.

Tim, who was Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh for 15 years until 2017, has served two terms on the board (the maximum a Fringe Society Chair can serve) since joining in August 2012.

Edinburgh Fringe Interview: Rarely Asked Questions – Richard Stott

Comedian Richard Stott is making his Edinburgh Fringe debut this summer and he certainly has an original story. Richard was born with Poland Syndrome making him lopsided with a misshapen hand and missing pectoral muscle. Following life-changing surgery he now has toes for fingers on his left hand and in this unflinchingly honest show he examines body image, mental health and being disabled in an image-obsessed world.

News: The Edinburgh Fringe's Top Male Comedians To Watch

Last week I ran a story about the women set to dominate this year's Edinburgh Fringe. I was thinking about posting a companion piece about men, except that when you click on the link you get a blank page. A bit like if someone published a book called The Compassion And Wisdom of Donald Trump and when you open it there is nothing in it.

News: Tony Blair's Sister-in-Law To Perform Edinburgh Show About Becoming A Muslim

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair's sister-in-law is to perform a show at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer about becoming a muslim, tracing her journey "from hedonism to Hajj".

News: Podcast/TV Star Phoebe Robinson Comes To Edinburgh Fringe

Star of hit podcast turned TV show 2 Dope Queens, best-selling author, actress and comedian Phoebe Robinson makes her UK stand-up debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, with Sorry, Harriet Tubman.

News; Edinburgh Slots For Anyone Who Wants To Plug Their Show

Cargo Festival Village, a two-acre site next to the Ladyboys of Bangkok, with a big music tent, numerous open-air food stalls, concession stands and outdoor entertainment has four stages available for any Fringe show to do a 20-minute slot and drum up some custom for its main show.

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