Jo Caird: The Fringe Bubble
By Jo Caird
During the first week of August the US had its credit rating downgraded, there was talk of a Commons vote on reinstating capital punishment and London (followed by several other cities) eru
Becoming an Actor: Edinburgh Envy
By James Warwick
The same old story gets wheeled out about this time every year that sheds light on just how expensive it is taking a show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I wish I was about to contradict your ...
Norton-Hale Translates Don Further at WOS Q&A
By Whatsonstage.com Outing
Last night 100 Whatsonstage.com theatregoers made their way to the Soho Theatre for our Group Outing to Don Giovanni, the latest offering from OperaUpClose who brought us La Boheme last year and ...
Fringe Fare & Faraway
Because of the relocation of Assembly to George Square, I have spent a first festival ever not going to Jenner's in Princes Street, or Bar Napoli in Hanover Street, or even the Cafe Royal by St ...
Mills and Boom on the Festival
Edinburgh International Festival director Jonathan Mills is expecting ticket sales to hold steady despite the recession, though he's also bracing himself for a non record-breaking year. He thanke
Jo Caird: Some Thoughts on Audiences
By Jo Caird
It's a cliché these days to talk about the huge disparity between audiences and shows at the Fringe, but the point still stands that there are simply not enough bums for all the available seats
Whingein' in the Rain
Well, I think we're making the best of it but, honestly, this weather is no fun at all. I'm looking out over the crags where eagles swoop and mists swirl, and the rain has been so heavy all night an
Boss Blog: Theatre's Debt to Comedy
By Terri Paddock
It’s a common complaint amongst theatre fans that the Edinburgh Fringe has gone to the comedy dogs. And there are plenty of stats that would seem to back up this view. Just six years ago, thea
Taking Part on the Fringe
I'm not going to be able to take part, alas, in the dance marathon show at the Traverse, but I did join in yesterday evening at Doris Day Can F*** Off at Zoo Southside. This proved a surprise gem,
Assembly Changes the Landscape
It is weird to find Assembly on the other side of town, forced out of George Street to make way soon for offices and a Jamie Oliver restaurant. The debate over whether this makes the "fringe villag