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The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: How to Make Your Show A Success

The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: How to Make Your Show A Success

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'Ah! The Fringe! I can't think of a more delightful way of putting my liver, bank account, relationship, complexion, and mental stability under the greatest strain they've ever known!' Mel Giedroyc It is the world's largest arts festival, attracting everyone from student first-timers to Hollywood stars. Thrilling, inspiring and bewildering in equal measure, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe can make you a star or break your bank. So what is the secret of making it work for you? The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide draws on the experiences of the festival's leading figures - their disasters as well as their triumphs - to take you step by step through the process of making your show a success in the Scottish capital. From choosing a venue to keeping on top of the budget, from sorting out accommodation to securing the best press coverage, from generating word of mouth to making the most of a hit, this unique practical guide for performers, directors and producers helps you get your show the audience it deserves.

Among those sharing their expert advice are playwright Simon Stephens, comedian Phil Nichol, actor Siobhan Redmond, producer Guy Masterson, Tiger Lillies front manMartyn Jacques, theatre critic Lyn Gardner, Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award director Nica Burns, as well as the directors of all the major Fringe venues, top press officers, international promoters and insiders from the Fringe Society itself. The foreword is written by playwright Mark Ravenhill.

Film, TV & DramaTheatreTheatre direction & productionFilm, TV & DramaTheatreTheatre management Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 16/02/2012 ISBN-13: 9781408132524  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mark Fisher is one of Scotland's foremost commentators on the arts. He is the Scottish theatre critic for the Guardian and Variety, a former editor of The List and a freelance writer. Every August, he is one of the judges for the Scotsman Fringe Firsts and an advisor for the Carol Tambor Award. He has also been on the panel for the Herald Angels and the Amnesty Awards.

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