Winners of Olivier Awards, Fringe Firsts, Edinburgh Comedy Awards and Herald Angels join critic for stage version of acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe bookTHEATRE critic Mark Fisher is moving across the footlights to present a show on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Following the publication of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide in February, the Edinburgh journalist is hosting a chat show, supported by the Pleasance Theatre Trust, based on his celebrated book and recorded as a podcast, live in front of an audience.
Line-up and booking details below.
Thursday 9 August
Top tips about success on the Fringe from Kath Mainland, chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Orla O'Loughlin (pictured), artistic director of the Traverse Theatre, Aneke McCulloch, producer with Seesault, Australia, and Tess Waters, performer in Sexytime!
Friday 10 August
First-hand insights into getting your Fringe show noticed from Lyn Gardner (pictured), Guardian theatre critic, Brian Logan, Guardian comedy critic, Miriam Attwood, former media manager for the Fringe Society now press officer for the National Galleries of Scotland and Finn Anderson, writer of Streets the Musical.
Thursday 16 August
Essential advice about surviving week two and beyond from Cora Bissett (pictured), Oliver Award-winning director of Roadkill, Guy Masterson, Oliver Award-winning director of Morecambe, Ian Fox, author of How to Produce, Perform and Write an Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Show, and Teresa Burns, co-director of How It Ended Productions.
Friday 17 August
How to have the last laugh as a Fringe comedian with Phil Nichol, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Josie Long (pictured), Edinburgh Comedy Award best newcomer 2006, and Jessie Cave, comedian, actor and Harry Potter star.
Thursday 23 August
How to deal with disappointment and make the most of a hit with Hannah Eidinow (pictured), five-times Fringe First winning director, Judith Doherty, producer of the multi-award winning Grid Iron, Peter Michael Marino, writer of West End flop Desperately Seeking Susan, and Nicola Foxfield, assistant producer with Fringe first-timers Hecate Theatre.
Friday 24 August
Expert advice on developing your post-Fringe career from Vicky Featherstone (pictured), artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland, Camille O'Sullivan, singing star of the Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival, and Toby Gough, Herald Archangel-winning director.
Venue: Cabaret Bar, Pleasance Courtyard (Venue 33)
Dates: 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24 August 2012
Time: 11.30am (one hour)
Tickets: £4 (£3)
Tickets: £4 (£3)
Box office: 0131 556 6550