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Fringe could become a 'playground for the privileged'

Grass-roots promoters are demanding an overhaul of the Fringe to end the "exploitation" of venue workers and ensure it is properly regulated for the first time.

Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman, 10th August 2019

Peter Buckley Hill interview

The man who put the PBH into PBH's Free Fringe talks turkey as he prepares for the 20th (and last?) installation of the show that started it.

Robert Peacock, The Wee Review, 30th July 2019

Free Fringe saved pioneer spirit of festival, says PBH

The founder of the "Free Fringe" says the entire festival would have become completely unaffordable for many performers and audiences by now without it.

Brian Ferguson, The Scotsman, 11th August 2018

Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People 2017 review

For a show based upon the rigours of the scientific process, Robin Ince's annual celebration of the curious and the creative has some pretty large margins of error. Nine Lessons And Carols For Godless People? More like 19, by my count of the guests.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 20th December 2017

Go with the flow to unearth comedy gold at the Fringe

Sometimes you get the best out of the Fringe simply by going with the flow. Peter Buckley Hill's Free Fringe and everything that came in its wake means that we have the opportunity to dip toes in comedy waters all across the city without drowning financially.

Kate Copstick, The Scotsman, 27th August 2017

How comedy captured the Edinburgh Fringe: part 4

In the final part of our series celebrating the Fringe's 70 year history, comedy finally rules the Fringe programme.

Ben Venables, The Skinny, 2nd August 2017

Flyering the Free Fringe

On first moving to Edinburgh in 2004 & experiencing its International Festival, two things struck me. One, there was loads of amazing entertainment on offer, & two: I couldn't afford to see any of it. Then Peter Buckley Hill came along & set up a system where performers could bypass the epic funds needed to put on a Fringe show, meaning we punters could chuck money in a bucket at the end of the show instead. Which basically meant more money for beer!

Damian Beeson Bullen, Mumble Comedy, 24th April 2017

The 1996 Edinburgh Fringe

Clearing out this week, I unearthed the 1996 Edinburgh Fringe programme and some flyers So for no other reason than nostalgia, here's how the festival has changed in 20 years.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 21st September 2016