The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which takes place from August 1st – 25th throughout the City, has this week announced the 2014 season – and it “is bursting at the seams with exhilarating, inspiring and unforgettable festival shows and offering a truly unboring experience.”
The Fringe this year offers 49,497 performances of 3,193 shows in 299 venues across Scotland’s capital city…. it is the biggest ever in the history of the Fringe.
A number of new venues will be showcasing work this year. Riddle’s Court, the wonderful 16th Century courtyard house set behind the Royal Mile which has been undergoing extensive renovation and conservation work, along with La Belle Angèle on Cowgate, become new venues for performances.
The Fringe this year welcomes shows from 47 other countries – up from 40 last year- , including major showcases from New Zealand and South Africa. The United States and Australia have the largest representation with 197 and 90 shows respectively.
Many anniversaries are marked within the Fringe’s programming this year :
– 2014 celebrates 450 years since the great William Shakespeare was born and there are over 50 shows celebrating his work.
Hamlet has the largest representation at the Fringe with no less than seven different interpretations being performed.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The Rock Musical (C Venues – C)
– Dylan Thomas was born 100 years ago this year, and his life and works is celebrated with performances of :
Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon (Assembly Hall)
Bob Kingdom, (Pleasance Courtyard)
Under Milk Wood (Assembly Hall)
– In recognition of 200 years since the second volume of Grimms’ Fairy Tales was published, various shows also revisit some of these classic stories.
Grimm (C Venues – C Too)
Snow White: The Whole Grimm Affair (theSpace on Niddry Street) A Collection of Grimms’ Fairy Tales (Greenside @ Nicolson Square)
There is so much happenning – such an exciting time, as always to be in Edinburgh – with so much to experience and enjoy.
For a full listing of performances and to buy tickets visit https://www.edfringe.com/media/news/get-unbored-with-the-edinburgh-festival-fringe-2014-programme-launched