Fringe Festival & International Festival - Edinburgh

Boom vorm Brexit

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Trends and Highlights At The World's Largest Performing Arts Festival

National Gender Apocalpyse

by Andrew Haydon

Edinburgh, 29. August, 2016. There was a largely unmentioned cloud that hung over the Edinburgh Festivals this year; Britain’s putative departure from the EU (at time of writing, there is apparently still some doubt here that it will ever happen ). Since the vote only took place on June 23rd – and, lest we forget, no one even thought the Leave campaign could win before they did – there was very little that directly addressed "Brexit" at the Festivals. The comedian Bridget Christie apparently tore up her planned show when the result was announced, and instead delivered a rapturously-received, hour-long tirade against the vote, but this was the exception rather than the rule. Instead, the dismal news sat under everything else, seeping in like the damp of the converted basements and caves where so many of the shows take place.