edinburgh fringe

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.

News: Edinburgh Fringe Launches Scheme To Encourage New Audiences

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and Lothian has launched the 2018 Fringe Days Out scheme, providing £50,000 of Fringe vouchers and Lothian bus tickets to reach those in Edinburgh that have never experienced the Fringe before.

News: Late Arrival At Edinburgh Fringe For Barry Award Winner

This year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival Barry Award winner Sam Campbell is to come to the Edinburgh Fringe with his acclaimed show The Trough.

Campbell is the latest winner of the Australian award won by Hannah Gadsby in 2017. Gadsby went on to be joint winner of the Edinburgh Comedy Award.

News: Comedy Super Fans Attempt Epic Cycle Ride To The Edinburgh Fringe

Comedy super fans David and Carole Chapple are attempting a marathon cycling/gigging trip on the way to the Edinburgh Fringe this year.

In 2014 David set the Guinness World Record for most shows seen in a season of the Edinburgh Fringe.

In 2017 they did 70 stunts through the year for Mind. There is more about that here.


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