Audio: The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: Live!

In August 2012, winners of Olivier Awards, Fringe Firsts, Edinburgh Comedy Awards and Herald Angels joined Mark Fisher for a stage version of his acclaimed book The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide.

The six events took place at the Cabaret Bar in the Pleasance Courtyard and were recorded by the Pleasance Theatre Trust. They are available as podcasts at the links below. 


How to make your show a success

Top tips about success on the Fringe from Kath Mainland, chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, Orla O’Loughlin (pictured), artistic director of the Traverse Theatre, Aneke McCulloch, producer with Seesault, Australia, and Tess Waters, performer in Sexytime! 


Are you giving the media what they want?

First-hand insights into getting your Fringe show noticed from Lyn Gardner (pictured), Guardian theatre critic, Brian Logan, Guardian comedy critic, Miriam Attwood, former media manager for the Fringe Society now press officer for the National Galleries of Scotland and Finn Anderson, writer of Streets the Musical.


 How to keep body and soul together

Essential advice about surviving week two and beyond from Maureen Beattie (pictured), star of Stellar Quines’ The List, Guy Masterson, Oliver Award-winning director of Morecambe, Ian Fox, author of How to Produce, Perform and Write an Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Show, and Teresa Burns, co-director of How It Ended Productions.


Comics on comedy

How to have the last laugh as a Fringe comedian with Phil Nichol, Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Josie Long (pictured), Edinburgh Comedy Award best newcomer 2006, and Jessie Cave, comedian, actor and Harry Potter star.


Riding the highs and lows of Fringe fortune

How to deal with disappointment and make the most of a hit with Hannah Eidinow (pictured), five-times Fringe First winning director, Judith Doherty, producer of the multi-award winning Grid Iron, Peter Michael Marino, writer of West End flop Desperately Seeking Susan, and Nicola Foxfield, assistant producer with Fringe first-timers Hecate Theatre. 


Life beyond the Fringe

Expert advice on developing your post-Fringe career from Vicky Featherstone (pictured), artistic director of the National Theatre of Scotland, Camille O’Sullivan, singing star of the Fringe and the Edinburgh International Festival, and Ben Harrison, multi-award winning director.