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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By (author) Mark Fisher

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  • Publisher: METHUEN DRAMA
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 16mm | 242g
  • Publication date: 10 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408132524
  • ISBN 13: 9781408132524
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 694,116

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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.

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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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Every single page of this book is enhanced by Mark Fisher's lifelong enthusiasm for, and commitment to, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the greatest arts festival in the world -- Kath M Mainland, Chief Executive Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society The Edinburgh Fringe is the premiere arts festival on the planet, but it can be an overwhelming, exhausting and incredibly expensive experience if you don't know what you're doing. 'The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide' is an invaluable tool for participants of all levels of experience. -- John Clancy, co-founder of the New York International Fringe Festival Clancy Productions, New York With this book in your hand, you'll have a head start on the incredible adventure of taking a show to the Edinburgh Fringe -- Mark Ravenhill, playwright