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Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, with the 2012 event spanning 25 days totalling over 2,695 shows from 47 countries in 279 venues. Established in 1947 as an alternative to the Edinburgh International Festival, it takes place annually in Scotland's capital, in the month of August. The Fringe is a showcase for the performing arts, particularly theatre and comedy (which has seen substantial growth in recent years), although dance and music are also represented. In 2012, 36% of shows were comedy and 28% theatrical productions. Theatrical productions range from the classics of ancient Greece to William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and contemporary works. In 2012, 1,418 shows were having their world premiere. The Fringe is an unjuried festival – with no selection committee, and therefore any type of performance may participate.
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Underbelly is a UK-based live entertainment company that runs several festivals and events across the country. Founded in 2000 by directors Ed Bartlam and Charlie Wood to operate one venue at the Edinburgh Festival, Underbelly has grown to include the Udderbelly and London Wonderground festivals in London, The Comedy Hullabaloo in Stratford-Upon-Avon, as well as an ever-growing programme in Edinburgh. Through Underbelly Productions, we also produce and promote live shows for UK and international touring. About us | Underbelly
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We’re so excited about the Gilded Balloon programme for this year’s Fringe, we just can’t keep it to ourselves any longer! That’s right folks, we’re traversing the entertainment spectrum, picking up the crème de la crème of creative talent long the way! (more…) So You Think You’re Funny? Dates Announced! Gilded Balloon | Gilded Balloon home to the Edinburgh Fringe's legendary Late'n'Live
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
Assembly 2011 - Edinburgh Fringe Festival's Premiere Venue, moving to George Square Gardens Assembly 2013 brought 150 of the best shows at the Fringe to Edinburgh. Looking back at our world leading selection of landmark theatre productions, brilliant comedy and breath-taking dance, we’re proud to have been at the heart of the biggest live arts event on the planet. Though we’ve produced more shows this year than at any point in our history we always ensure that creative excellence defines all that we do. The great strength of the Fringe is the truly awesome variety of the talent that comes to Edinburgh during August, time and time again. At Assembly, we always strive to reflect this in our programme and that’s why we’re already looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
Traverse Theatre Edinburgh - Scotland's new writing theatre
ZOO Venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Wednesday, 29 May 2013 19:06 Last Updated on Sunday, 16 June 2013 09:36 Written by Cameron Drysdale ZOO Venues remarkable 2013 season brings together familiar faces and fresh new talent in a carefully curated programme of some of the finest dance, theatre, and physical theatre to be found on the Fringe. Acclaimed festival favourites Little Bulb premier their new work Squally Showers alongside the up-and-coming Wardrobe Ensemble’s 33, follow up to the runaway success of 2011’s Stage Awards nominated Riot.
Are you taking a show to this year's Edinburgh fringe festival? Planning on wowing the crowds? Whether you're doing comedy, theatre, cabaret, spoken-word, mime – or just reading the phonebook backwards in a fishtank on the Royal Mile – this is your chance tell festivalgoers and our critics what you're up to this year. Upload a short video trailer to GuardianWitness and tell us all about it. Edinburgh fringe festival - send us your videos | Culture
Hello all - the marvellous day has arrived, the PBH Free Fringe album is now officially available to buy. Yes. Over thirty bands and performers from the worlds of indie and comedy have come together to create a unique download album all entirely in aid of the PBH Free Fringe! The compilation features 36 new, unreleased or rare tracks from a wide range of performers including John Otway, Chris T-T, Helen Arney, Standard Fare, The Bobby McGees, The Just Joans and many many more. It's released today and costs just five pounds for over an hour and a half's worth of music. That's equivalent to just 14p a track! Home | Edinburgh Fringe 2011 - The Free Fringe
The Free Festival - Free Fringe shows in Edinburgh We're now busy preparing for the 2014 Free Fringe Festival, which will be back in Edinburgh from July 31st to August 24th 2014. Keep an eye on this website for updates, and our new programme will be available here from May 2014. (you can still have a look at last years programme and reviews at the moment) For performers - now is the time to apply to take part in 2014... CLICK HERE to go to the performers area, and read about how the Free Festival Works, to see the venues we have available for 2014, and to put in your show applications.
Footlights The ADC Theatre is the home of the Footlights. Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, founded in 1883 and run by the students of Cambridge University. History
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Established in 1981 the UK's premier Awards are now in their 34rd year. 3 Awards and hundreds of eligible shows make for a very exciting and very busy festival for Nica Burns and her team. You will find on here information about the awards, who we are, who all our fabulous nominees and winners are and where they are now. We have been lucky to work with some of the best talent in the comedy business and had the privilege to watch them grow from hot small rooms at the Edinburgh Festival to major household names selling hundreds of tickets across the UK. Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2011
List of Edinburgh Comedy Award winners
More news and gossip with host Stuart Saint. This week Stuart chats to the cast of the new UK Tour of hit musical Avenue Q plus there's the latest news and gossip from the West End and Fringe theatre scene. As Sean Hughes ends the national tour of his latest show, ‘Penguins’, its predecessor ‘Life Becomes Noises’ gets a DVD release courtesy of stand-up comedy specialists, Go Faster Stripe. Susan Calman is a comic genius. She’s regular on BBC Radio 4, but in the last couple of years she’s made the break on to television. Broadway Baby. Brighter Coverage. Fringe, Regional and West End Theatre Listings and Reviews.