Panel confirmed for EdFringe roadshow

Jan 22 2014 | By More

Live-streamed event to be available on demand

Mark Fisher, author of the Edinburgh fringe survival guide will be on the panel. Photo © Thom Dibdin

Mark Fisher, author of the Edinburgh fringe survival guide will be on the panel. Photo © Thom Dibdin

By Thom Dibdin

The panel for the Edinburgh fringe’s participants roadshow being live-streamed on Thursday night (see previous story on Æ here) has now been confirmed.

It will be chaired by Kath M Mainland, who is the chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society and has a long association with the fringe and Edinburgh’s festivals.

Joining her will be Christabel Anderson who is the fringe society’s head of participant services, so in charge of helping participants get the most out of their time at the fringe.

Also in the panel will be JD Henshaw, who is the managing director of Sweet Venues, based in the Grassmarket; Mark Fisher who is the Guardian newspaper’s Scotland theatre critic, spent several years as editor of The List and is author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide: How to Make Your Show A Success; and Lesley Anne Rose who is the creative producer at the Edinburgh-based Stellar Quines theatre company, responsible for such fringe successes as five-star hit The List.

Neil Mackinnon, head of external affairs at the fringe society also confirmed to Æ that as well as a live stream of the roadshow being available on the fringe website from 7pm-9pm GMT on Thursday 23 January 2014, the session will be available on demand “at least for the rest of this season”.

Potential Edinburgh fringe participants around the world can email questions for the panel to in advance of the roadshow. Or you can take part on the night using the #Edfringe hashtag on Twitter or Facebook.

The fringe society will be welcoming a live audience to the roadshow which will be held at Appleton Tower on Crichton St, EH8 9LE – best known during August as Fringe Central.

The live stream will be available through where there will be links for on-demand viewing.

UPDATE 23/1/14: Live stream is being hosted on available at: You can take part by using #Edfringe on Twitter and Facebook or by posting questions to the chatroom.


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