Edinburgh Fringe Festival Announces 2005 Events

News   Edinburgh Fringe Festival Announces 2005 Events The Edinburgh Fringe Festival — which this year will be 59 years old and will run from August 7-29 — just seems to get bigger and bigger. In fact, according to an official statement, it will have achieved record size in 2005, with 1,799 events scheduled.

This year’s line-up has many events focused on the War on Terror:
Guardians — The Mahwaff Theatre Company imagines day-to-day life at Abu Ghraib.
Snuff — The Arches Theatre Company dramatizes the War on Terror in Scotland.
Manifest Destiny — A musical depicting a love story within Al-Qaeda, by Daniel X Opera.
Terrorist The Musical — Bad Penny Theatre takes a light-hearted look at the subject.
Me and Hitler — New York’s Andrew J. Lederer presents a comic examination of the Bush administration. There’s also Cage — a tale of domestic violence featuring a fresh carcass being cut up in front of the audience, a musical about the Yorkshire Ripper called Murder in the Heart and a dizzyingly wide range of experiences on offer (of which theatre takes up 37%).

The press release estimates that it would take five years, three months and twenty-five days to see every performance back-to-back. As there’ll be another festival along in just one year, it might be wise to select preferred events at www.edfringe.com.

Tickets go on sale June 13; visit the website or call (0)131 226 0000 for more details.

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