Edinburgh Fringe: We Have To Get Bigger Or Bust

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with a 22-day calendar and 1,541 acts, staged in a record 207 venues, is the largest performing arts festival in the world. But in “unveiling the 2003 Fringe programme, Fringe director Paul Gudgin warns that, without future growth, ‘the law of diminishing returns will kick in’ and the quality and reputation of the Fringe would be undermined.”