爱丁堡边缘艺术节

2019年8月2日至26日

爱丁堡边缘艺术节,为整个城市输送着快乐与狂热的气氛。世界级的演出点燃整个城市的大街小巷。虽然起初只是些小打小闹,可如今的边缘艺术节已俨然成为世界最大的艺术盛事。如今,越来越多的表演者,加入到这种非正式演出的行列。

The Royal Mile – in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town – is where visitors and locals alike watch street performers stilt walk, eat fire or juggle while university theatre clubs and amateur dramatic groups hand out flyers and give small taster performances in the hope of selling tickets to their shows.

The 2018 programme included more than 3,500 events at over 300 venues around the city, with comedy, theatre, dance, circus, cabaret, musicals, opera, spoken word, concerts, children’s shows and so much more on offer.

Key themes included the First World War centenary, class, disability, and faith. Famous names making an appearance include Jason Donovan, Esther Rantzen, Beth Nielsen, Rory Bremner and Jan Ravens.

Most shows last an hour, and prices vary between £5 and £30, although there are also hundreds of free shows to enjoy.

History

The Fringe began in 1947 when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited during the official Edinburgh International Festival. The Fringe Society was created in 1958 and the event is now the world's largest arts festival.

The festival has helped to hone the skills of some of the finest comedy and acting talent from the UK and abroad, including Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, Mike Myers, Robin Williams and Rowan Atkinson.

Notable Fringe performances over the years have included the first performance of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead in 1966; comedians Bill Bailey, Owen O'Neill, Phil Nichol and Stephen Frost in 12 Angry Men in 2003; and Ricky Gervais playing to 6,000 people at Edinburgh Castle in 2007.

Watch

See what’s coming up at this year’s Fringe:

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