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It’s a wrap! The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021

And just like that, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 is over!

We couldn’t have asked for a better return to live performance – it’s been such a delight to safely welcome audiences back into the Scottish Storytelling Centre this August, and the feedback we’ve had from performers and ticket buyers has been truly heartwarming.

A big thank you to all of our front of house and venue staff, audience members and performers for an incredible month!

What you said…

After 18 long months, we were able to invite back a host of productions to the Netherbow Theatre stage and online – we even managed to present some brand new works such as Paddy the Cope, the story of working class hero Patrick Gallagher:

We also welcomed back some familiar Fringe faces, like Thunderstruck – the award-winning theatrical love-letter to sadly deceased bagpiper Gordon Duncan – which, unsurprisingly, was a big hit:

 “The strength of the emotion in this was palpable, with the reluctance of the audience to leave at the end, crying out for more, a clear indication that Colvin and the magic of the pipes had woven a spell over us all.”

– Edinburgh Guide, Thunderstruck

We were very happy to welcome back 2018 Fringe performance Is This A Dagger? The one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

“This is a truly world class piece of storytelling” *****

– The Scotsman, Is This A Dagger?

 And Miss Lindsay’s Secret, the story tracing the Glenesk hills to the Canadian Klondyke goldrush:

…not to mention the immensely popular Friday night Loud Poets sessions:

 “This is what Edinburgh has been missing – an accepting space for everyone that broadens the reach of spoken word and allows for an approachable entrance into the artform.” **** – The Skinny, Loud Poets

 And some of you just said some downright wholesome things…

Thank you once again for a fantastic month. Stay tuned for news in the coming weeks about the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, but in the meantime feel free to pop into the Storytelling Centre and say hi!