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Help and Advice

Below are links to articles written by Free Festival performers to help you decide on how to produce your show at the Fringe from their own experiences, and a series of Interviews of Festival performers, reviewers and producers by Ian Fox.


2021 COVID-19 Update for Performers

Our latest information for performers on where we are for the Fringe in 2021 can be found HERE

Please Note, The information on our performers pages for Edinburgh is not currently up to date, but is correct as per a "normal" Fringe. Keep an eye on our Covid update page for where we currently are.


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How to Produce a Free Festival Show

Tips and hints from Free festival veteran Ian Fox (with additional material by Mile Belgrave)


Paid or Free Shows? - What you need to know! 

Advice on bringing your show to Edinburgh. Two Articles, by Producer Poppy Ben-David and performer Lynn Ruth Miller 

Critic's Interviews

A selection of interviews with critics on how they choose which show to see, and how they thing Free shows can be approved, with interviews from Jay Richardson (Freelance), Steve Bennett (Chortle), Julia Chamberlain (Chortle & producer), Geoff Evans (One4Review), Claire Smith (Scotsman), Julian Hall (Independent), Melissa Burgess (The List, Chortle, MEN), Tim Arthur (Time Out) Chris Hislop (Fringe Review) and The Stage review team.


How to promote a Free show 

Tips and hints from Free festival veteran Ian Fox (with additional material from Lynn Ruth Miller, Ivor Dembina and Bob Slayer)

How to promote a Free show Part 2 

More tips on free show promotion from Liz McIntosh (Festival previews) and Mark (Editor of the British Comedy Guide)


How to list a show in the Fringe Programme

Tips on how to list your show in the main Fringe programme by Ian Fox

Best Posters &  Best Free Festival Posters 

Ideas on producing your poster by Ian Fox 

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Ian Fox at Word Press

For other articles do see Ian Fox's Wordpress site for others that have been added: 


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