Listen. People Aren’t Going to Buy Tickets to Your Show. They really aren’t. If you assume they will, you are heading for a fairly empty house. Your friends may well come to your show, though don’t even count on that, if their only commitment is an “Attending” or a “Maybe” on your Facebook event. Facebook […]


  They’ve ignored my press release! There could be a number of reasons why your press has been not responded to by potential reviewing publications. Some of these are outside of your control, others may be down to you. Reasons why you haven’t been replied to could be: – your sending email address has been […]


Hitting the ground running is all about making use of every moment of the first stages of an event in your life. It’s about arriving with the engines already running, with the soul already warmed up. It’s about avoiding stumbling,panic and fire-fighting. Hitting the ground running is an effective way to arrive at the Edinburgh […]


A Performer’s Guide to Having a Depressing Fringe

It is very easy to ensure your experience as a Fringe performer is dire and spirit-crushing. Just follow these top five tips and you’re sure to hit the bottom quickly and effectively… 1. Make it all about money. Become fixated on making a profit and ensure every empty seat is a sign of your personal […]


                All you need to know about the much neglected art of putting flyers into flat surfaces and other angles of attack … (Warning: May contain humour) Vertical flyering is done standing up. The flyerer and the flyeree are both on their feet. It takes place mostly on […]


Here are a few tips for successfully flyering at a Fringe Festival. There are, of ciurse, many more nuggets of fringe wisdom you will pivk up on your fringe journey. These are the half dozen that I have picked up again and again since my first fringe in 1999… 1. Make your flyers useful (include […]


The Craft of Lighting and The Light and Dark of L.E.D: A Conversation with Nigel Levings about Lighting Design

Tony Award winning, Australian Lighting Designer Nigel Levings, with over 500 productions under his belt and two shows at this year’s fringe, (The Aspirations of Daise Morrow and The Spinners), offers practical reflections on the essential differences between tradional incandescent and L.E.D lighting, and how getting your lighting design right and adapting it to fringe venues […]


Getting Your Fringe Show Pitch Right Creating and Delivering Those Essential Words

            In this short audio broadcast, FringeReview’s Paul Levy offers practical tips for creating authentic interest in your show? When you are out on the streets flyering, what should you be saying as you approach passersby with your Fringe flyer? Creating a Successful Show Pitch Visit our Brighton Fringe Performer […]


Dealing with Endless Noise at the Fringe

            Fringe Festivals are endless noisy plays. This is a danger to the success of your show and also a creative opportunity. But trying to ignore that noise could undermine your Fringe show. Find the silence, protect it wherever it appears in your creative work and performance. Be prepared to […]


Advice for your Fringe Press Release

          Here are some tips and barefoot wisdom for your Press Release at the Fringe. Some of this is common sense, but there are also tips learned from the Fringe School of hard knocks… Your Fringe Press Release