The Edinburgh Festival Fringe at 75: a year of reckoning?
Author Allan Foster has been running the Edinburgh Book Lovers Tour during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 17 years.
Still hale at the age of 72, Foster is beginning to feel the pressures of working at the notoriously frenetic Fringe as the event moves into its final weekend. “The last weekend is traditionally the weekend when the skies darken and the locals throw themselves out the windows, because they can’t take it any more,” he quips.
Two years on from the pandemic, the Fringe returned in 2022 to something approaching its previous scale, with 3,171 shows. Although…
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