The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Shows at fringe down on last year


More than 3,000 shows are being staged during this summer’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe – down slightly on last year which marks a levelling-out of its rapid growth in the last decade.

Organisers said there will be 50,266 performanc­es of 3,269 shows in 294 venues across the Scottish capital.

This year’s festival theme is ‘Defying Convention’ and it was officially launched on Portobello beach yesterday.

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