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Surviving Edinburgh Fringe 2014 – A Plethora of Choices

fringeasgagAfter 10 years of reviewing shows for The British Theatre Guide, I’ve had a bit of experience in sampling the wares of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This of course still means that while I may be slightly more prepared for the quirky weirdness of the shows that pop up during the Fringe, I’m still just as likely to be baffled and enrapt by them.

You see, people often forget that the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a massive and sprawling series of overlapping mini-festivals. Even the events in the Fringe Programme itself are divided up into 10 separate sections, varying from Spoken Word and Comedy, to Music and Cabaret.  All of which are subject to the whim of the company who booked the show.  More than that, you’ve also got a Jazz Festival, an Book Festival and a swathe of other events, performances and general shenanigans all occuring at once. Read the rest of this entry »

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