PBH’s Free Fringe returns to Edinburgh from the 6th to 27th August 2011 bringing an eclectic and diverse programme of 321 shows across 37 stages.
All venues are located within a 10 minute walk of the Fringe Office on the Royal Mile.
This year’s stand-up comedy offering brings the exquisite and much-loved comic Norman Lovett into the Free Fringe fold, with his one man show at the Canons’ Gait on the Royal Mile.
Veteran musician John Otway returns with Otway on Otway at the Voodoo Rooms.
Improvised comedy returns with force to the Free Fringe with A Good Improv Show (Sin Club) with its revolving cast of renowned ‘impro’ players,
The Cabaret offering includes Kabarett: Alternative Variety and Midnight Kabarett (both Voodoo Rooms), which include cabaret, comedy and burlesque performance from a plethora of the Fringe’s finest talent.
In Theatre Glasgow’s surreal satirists The Creative Martyrs present Tales from a Cabaret (Fingers Piano Bar), also among the new dedicated theatre spaces at Princes Mall are original productions Proper Night (Space L8) – a tale of fear and youthful excess and Lovers Walk “Poetry infused with music and dance”.
The Free Fringe began in 1995 and was the first of its kind at the Fringe. Run by performers and overseen and managed by founder and award winning comedian Peter Buckley Hill, it seeks to return the Fringe spirit to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by keeping performances free, not charging performers to hire venue space and building strong relationships with the venues with whom it works.