The Edinburgh Fringe is thriving but it’s success cannot be taken for granted, writes Andy Moseley
Stephen Fry, Ian McKellen and Jarvis Cocker add a household name flavour to the eclectic range of performances at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival but that’s only part of the story as the event sees new adaptations of classic books, musicals and plays.
Returning favourites and big names dominate the programme for EdFest.com as Assembly, Gilded Balloon, Pleasance and Underbelly announce their line up for this year’s Fringe.
Hearts’ Tynecastle Park stadium will host an orchestral opening event for this year’s Edinburgh International Festival as organisers opt for a change of tone.
As the hotels, pubs, cafes and landlords reflected on another profitable Edinburgh Fringe, the last of the trains were leaving town packed with performers nursing their losses and wondering whether they could afford to do it again next year.