Fringe Theatre

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Artistic ambition at the Fringe

The average Fringe experience involves a sixty-minute time slot, an incredibly quick get-in and a show in a space never intended for performance. It is reasonable, therefore, to question whether it is worth staging anything with high production standards. For all the excitement of performances … more

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Comedy festivals: the Fringe and beyond

Alexei Sayle and Tony Allen were the first ‘alternative comedians’ to perform at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and since then it has become one of the world’s greatest events for comedy. According to Mark Fisher, author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide, ‘For dedicated comedians... the … more

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Success for Bloomsbury Methuen Drama

The Humours of BandonEdinburgh Fringe Success for Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Writers


Eight Bloomsbury Methuen Drama plays have made their mark at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, bringing with them the whole range of emotion from tears, laughter, gasps and participation from the crowd. These plays have … more

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Finding funding for projects – Sinead Mac Manus

Finding funding for projects is an essential part of the subsidised theatre scene. Unless you are working in the commercial sector, most theatre productions do not generate enough income to cover their costs. Fundraising provides the shortfall. The funding landscape in the UK is wide … more

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Fringe funding: will my show make money?

In the early 1960s, when there were just two dozen groups performing, the Fringe Society produced a leaflet called Fringe Without Tears. It warned participants of the tough competition, of the many costs involved and of the near impossibility of making a profit. If that was true fifty years ago, … more

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