World Fringe Day celebrates 70 years of Edinburgh festival

Barsaba Taglieri
Luglio 12, 2017

Shona McCarthy, chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, said: "World Fringe Day is a rare opportunity for a truly global celebration of creativity, transcending national boundaries and demonstrating the power of arts and culture to bring people together".

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is to appear at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year in Alex Salmond Unleashed.

"Obviously in the show there will be lots about politics but the emphasis will be very much on the lighter side".

The show will kick off at the Assembly Rooms on August 13, with tickets costing £22.50.

"Among the invited guests there is already plenty of excitement and quite a few surprises". I suspect people might be taken aback at range of friends who are invited along.

The politician, who lost his Gordon seat in the General Election last month, said his row with Donald Trump over the tycoon's controversial golf course near Aberdeen could feature in the hour-long show.

Promotional material declared that each performance will involve a different celebrity guest from the world of politics, showbiz and sport.

The line-up of special guests is yet to be announced.

The show will be produced by theatre veteran Denise Silvey and fellow General Election casualty Tasmina Ahmed-Sheik.

Jackson Carlaw, Scottish Conservative deputy leader, said: "Only Alex Salmond would have the ego to think he could be an attractive fixture at the world's biggest comedy festival".

"The crowds will nearly certainly be laughing at him rather than with him". And it seems he's recruiting other ousted SNP MPs to help out.

He said: "If Alex Salmond really wants to have a Fringe crowd in tears of laughter, he should just stand up and read out his independence White Paper".

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