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.
Jools Holland and former Average White Band frontman Hamish Stuart are among the big name draws at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival opening next week and boasting an array of international talent.
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.
The Duchess of Malfi will not be to everyone’s taste, but for its target audience it is a compelling production.