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The Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Photo: Jan Kranendonk/Shutterstock

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (Edinburgh Fringe) is the world’s largest open access performing arts festival featuring theatre, circus, dance, cabaret and comedy shows. The festival takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city at the same time as the Edinburgh International Festival, a separate festival to the Ed Fringe. Get The Stage Special Digital Edition: Edinburgh Fringe, with every Edinburgh Fringe review, on The Stage App. Search 'The Stage theatre news' in your app store to download the app for free.

Following my 19th Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I’ve been wondering what we are all doing and why we are doing it to ourselves. No one seems...

How can other writers find their willy (and how come you lost yours in the first place)? — Anthony Walker-Cook (@AntWalker_Cook) August 21, 2019 To lose...

Meet our panel: We have given our panellists pen-names and used stock images but their biographies reflect their real career details...​​​​​​​​​​​ Eoghan Barry is 30....

There’s a dark paradox to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: while more and more shows are focusing on feminist issues, there are serious issues around...

There’s a car in Lord of the Rings, racing around Middle-earth. Gladiator has at least one gas-powered chariot and, going by a stray coffee...

Just as the Edinburgh festivals were coming to an end, I read an interview with actor Lindsay Duncan in which she said: “I don’t...

On the last day of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bryony Kimmings tweeted that the “Edinburgh comedown is real. Be extremely kind to yourself....

On the first day of the Edinburgh Fringe, I was stopped in the street by Maddie the Fortune Teller Flyerer. She definitely gets my award...

Backbone, the latest touring circus show from Gravity and Other Myths, is a wonderful example of how to make something insanely difficult seem easy. For...
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