TheatreVoice: Critical Views on Edinburgh FringeDate: 30 August 2007
Whatsonstage.com Radio has teamed up with TheatreVoice.com to bring you expanded audio content. This time, Philip Fisher gets his head round the Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival, in two in-depth programmes.
In the podcast at the top of the page, Carol Tambor, host of the Best of Edinburgh Award, veteran Fringe impresario Guy Masterson and theatre director and writer John Clancy share their thoughts on the Fringe today, and on its future. The number of shows reached a record-breaking 2,050 this year, but some believe the festival is no longer the seedbed it once was. Are witnessing the death of the Edinburgh Fringe?
And in the podcast below, Fisher gathers the critical consensus on some of the shows that got people talking this year, including Subway, The Walworth Farce and, at the Edinburgh International Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland’s staging of The Bacchae with Alan Cumming. The Guardian’s “queen of the Fringe” Lyn Gardner and Fringe First judge Mark Fisher join in the discussion.
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