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Soaring accommodation costs during the Fringe festival driving artists from the city. What’s the solution?

Performances in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme were up 6.5% this year from 2022. Although this suggests the festival is steadily recovering from the effects of the pandemic, more shows…

Fringe 2023: Pitch

If you’d told me a month ago that I would be going to watch a play entirely about football, I wouldn’t have believed it. But like so many people, I…

EIF 2023: John Cale

There is an inherent danger to reviewing a performance by an artist you like. It punctures the veil of objectivity that I, a humble reviewer, seek to maintain analysing what…

KlangHaus: the company making worlds we do not imagine

Its one of the first few days of Fringe. I’ve just run a few blocks to get to Summerhall because another show ran late. I’m out of breath, slightly sweating,…

Fringe 2023: How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker

How to Drink Wine Like a Wanker comes to the Edinburgh Fringe all the way from Australia. Our host and storyteller Anna Thomas guides the audience through her journey from…

Reports of sexual assault against performers more than double during the Fringe

CW: Sexual Violence Reports of sexual assault against performers at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe have increased by as much as 210 per cent, say comedy safety advocates Get Off Live…

Fringe 2023: John Robins – Howl

I don’t know if I ever want to see any show like Howl ever again. I have never felt anything walking away from a comedy show as wrenching as Howl.…

Fringe 2023: All is Pink in West Berkshire County

All is Pink in West Berkshire County is a laugh-out-loud debut piece written, directed and performed by a group of very talented students from the University of Leeds. The dark…