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Performer Resources

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Welcome to our performer resources page. Here you’ll find links to useful resources for Fringe show makers and a few articles of our own.


Meet the Media

Article: To Freebie or Not to Freebie

We’ll be adding more resources over the coming days.


Our Ethics and Standards

Conflict of Interest Standards

Our reviewers are expected to declare a conflict of interest with any show and NOT review it if:

– they have a current or recent social connection with one of the cast or production team or writer of the show that they believe might compromise the objectivity of their review

– they are in any way related by family to one of the cast, production team or writer of the show

– they have a current or recent professional and/or commercial connection with one of the cast or production team or writer of the show (this includes having recently applied to work with that production or company)

– they are in a show which competes or clashes in any way with the show under consideration for review (we prefer that they don’t review in the same venue they are performing in)

– they are in any way hopeful of gaining work with the company or show under consideration for review (Of course this may change in the future but should not be an influence in any way at the time)

– they have any other connection with the show which might in anyway influence or compromise their attempt at objectivity

-they are in a different production of the same show (same writer) writer)

– they are in a show in the same venue or managed by the same company

– they are in a show competing in any way for resources with the company under consideration for review

The reviewer should also declare a conflict of interest if any conflict of interest arising between seeing the show and the writing of the review. In this case, another reviewer should be sent to re-review the show.

The reviewer should keep their review confidential both in written and verbal form until the moment of publishing it, and should not engage in after-show discussion with any members of the production company, colleagues or associates. Discretion is vitally important.


In 11 years of FringeReview we’ve had only a handful of issues arise around conflict of interest, but we don’t want any to arise. Please contact us if you feel a reviewer has abused their role as a reviewer in any way. We take it very seriously.

It is particularly difficult in our home town to manage conflict of interest as a lot of people know a lot of other people superficially. We’ve recruited more reviewers for Brighton in recent years who aren’t active artistically in the town. For example, two of our newer reviewers work mostly in London or out of the county of Sussex. However, our standards apply in ALL regions in which we operate. We expect our reviewers to be self-disciplined and totally ethical. If in doubt, they seek advice from the editorial team.

Complaints Procedure

If you have a complaint of any kind about a review, reviewer or any of the content on FringeReview please write to the editor at paul@fringereview.co.uk

Your complaint will be acknowledged within 48 hours and normally dealt within 7 working days (unless a lot of investigation is needed). All complaints will be treated with the strictest confidence.

FringeReview’s Ratings Banners

These are our ratings banners for our reviews, and can be used by venues and companies for poster reviews and for putting across posters.

Of course, these can only be used accurately and truthfully.

Click on each for the full size hi-res image and right click on your mouse and choose “save as…” to save them.

We’ve added one or two new ones recently.












The ratings are explained here.