Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe previews begin

Although it doesn’t officially start until August 5, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe gets underway today with preview performances taking place across the city.

For the next two to three days, the biggest and best acts in the city will be performing at cut price. Tickets for previews are generally half the price they go for at the weekend, with some shows starting as low as £5. The shows offer audiences a chance to find the best talent without breaking the bank, while also giving the acts an opportunity to test out their shows on Edinburgh audiences before the Fringe officially opens on Friday.

Among the shows you can catch cut price over the next few days is Boris: World King, the sellout comic theatre returning from last year. The show, which follows ‘the thinking man’s idiot’ has been updated to include Brexit and the events that followed. Tickets for the 17:40 showing are just £7 for the next three days compared to £13.50 at the weekend.

You can also catch Jonathan Pie, RT’s spoof journalist, Jess Robinson and Ian Stirling among others over the next few days for a fraction of the price that you’ll pay at the weekend.

So head on down to George Square, the Pleasance Courtyard or the Dome over the next few days to see the best of the Fest for less. Be sure to look out for flyers who might be offering the odd free ticket as well.

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Isaac Callan
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