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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The money: your comments

Balancing the books

APPARENTLY, IT makes the world go round. It also makes the Fringe go round, although nobody seems very sure where it all goes. Let's just say you need quite a lot of it.

The message of this chapter in The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide, though, is that with careful budgeting and proper management of your expectations, you shouldn't have to remortgage your house to pay for your show.

Those offering tips include producer Guy Masterson, comedian Ed Byrne, singer Martyn Jacques, Assembly's William Burdett-Coutts, the Stand's Tommy Sheppard, the Underbelly's Charlie Wood, the Pleasance's Anthony Alderson and producer James Seabright.

If you have comments about this chapter of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide, please add them below.

1 comment:

  1. As an addendum, you should check out the thoughts of comedian Yianni Agisilaou on this Chortle blog: http://www.chortle.co.uk/correspondents/2012/01/27/14742/i_am_going_to_win_the_edinburgh_comedy_award in which he talks about deciding whether to play the Free Fringe and break even but, as he sees it, not be seen by the right people, and to play elsewhere and run up a huge bill.


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Follow me on Twitter @MarkFFisher, @WriteAboutTheat and @LimelightXTC I am a freelance journalist and critic specialising in theatre and the arts. Publications I write for include the Guardian and the Scotsman. I am the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: how to make your show a success and How to Write About Theatre: A Manual for Critics, Students and Bloggers. I am also editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls: A Limelight Anthology and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book. From 2000-2003, I was the editor of The List magazine, Glasgow and Edinburgh's arts and events guide.