Our Podcast

Go behind the scenes

Our podcast connects with companies and performers to provide a deeper insight into their work and experience of the Edinburgh Fringe.

Discover New Work

Hear directly from performers, writers, producers and directors about the challenges of presenting new work at the biggest Arts Festival in the world.

Explore the Fringe

Find out about amazing shows you otherwise might miss and hear first hand from Fringe participants about the highs and lows of Edinburgh during August.

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REVIEW: Show Up, Kids!

SHOW:  Show Up, Kids! VENUE:  Laughing Horse @ The Counting House TIME: 12.00 DATES:   Run Closed A superbly improvised hour of energetic theatrical comedy for kids who want to show up and get involved.  (And a beautiful intro to improvised comedy for those who are a little more shy.) Finding himself on stage after […]

REVIEW: Japan Marvelous Drummers

SHOW:  Japan Marvelous Drummers VENUE:  8 Assembly George Sq TIME:  1315 DATES:   Run Closed A  highly skilled, audience pleasing and funny family show which subverts expectation but delivers  a cultural experience you won’t forget. Walking into a Japanese drumming show at the George Square Theatre, you kind of know what to expect.  The Theatre […]


SHOW:  Shift VENUE:  360 Underbelly Circus Hub TIME: 1600 DATES:   Run Closed Barely Methodical Troupe make a stunning return to Edinburgh in a show full of physical feats of wonder and moments of awe.  In recent years, the bar has been raised significantly for companies bringing contemporary circus acts to the Fringe.   Whilst […]

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What our podcast guests say…..

At last year’s Fringe, being in the relaxed and informed company of Backstage on the Fringe (and the resulting, top quality, podcast) was a real highlight of our 2016 Fringe journey. With the passion Backstage on the Fringe have for the Fringe, from grassroots to established stars, we fully expect it will be a Fringe institution in no time (hopefully, they’ll still speak to us).

JJ Fletcher – Sheepish Productions

I loved sharing my story about my debut show at the Edinburgh fringe with Gary in 2016. The experience was personable, and an opportunity to reflect on my work and how my journey to mediocrity came to be. In the maelstrom that is the fringe, Backstage on the Fringe brings the real story behind the artist to life. It’s a wonderful way connect with the artist and the performance in a genuine and truthful way.

Gavin Lind – Committed to Mediocrity

How to get involved

The Backstage On The Fringe Podcast is produced twice weekly throughout August, with additional bonus episodes on featured shows. 

We are interested in hearing from companies or performers with an interesting story – both about the development of their shows and their creative process.

We are  particularly keen on hearing about new and innovative work and cover all aspects of the Fringe.   The podcast features comedy, drama, physical theatre, spoken word and interactive theatre and we would love to hear from  you about your show.

New writing?  Innovative performance?   Unusual venue?  A different perspective? Or just plain amazing?

Get in touch via the Contacts page or social media links below! 

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Click on the images below to find out more about some of our previous podcast guests….

Some of the companies we have loved working with….