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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The show: your comments

Making a spectacle of yourself

THE EDINBURGH Festival Fringe is so amazingly big that there's room for just about any kind of performance you can conceive of. That's the good news. 

It's also true some things are a better fit than others. So this chapter of the The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide looks at the kind of things that do well and the kind of things that struggle. It also considers the different challenges facing different types of performance from amdram to stand-up, from children's shows to foreign-language theatre. 

Fringe luminaries including Assembly's William Burdett-Coutts, the Pleasance's Anthony Alderson, Underbelly's Charlie Wood, director Suzanne Andrade, playwright Ella Hickson, producer Dana MacLeod and comedian Ed Byrne are among those sharing their advice.

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

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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.