Welcome back to Hanging at the Fringe for 2015. This is a show about life during Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival. For all of you creative Sci-fi & Fantasy storytellers, actors and directors, I will be talking to lots of different people involved with the Fringe, getting their opinions and, of course, hearing about their shows!

This year, we’re doing things a bit differently. I am gathering groups of people together to have a longer discussion about the Fringe, and then of course talk a bit about their shows. This first episode is all local performers – we talk a bit about what it’s like to be a local during the Fringe, but a bunch of other things too!

Below is the full list of info for everyone involved in our first podcast.

David Grimes (@tiggrzz) was representing EGTG (@TheGrads) who are doing two shows this year: The Witch of Edmonton and Death and The Maiden. You can find more information about the company atwww.egtg.co.uk, or find them on Facebook at The Grads.

Lindsay Corr (@irishcoi) was representing the Scottish Storytelling Centre (@ScotStoryScntre) who have lots of shows on at the Fringe! You can find info about all of their various events here.

Calum Lykan (@talesntours) is doing a show called Brave & Free: Traditional Tales of Scotland. Check it out if you want a taste of some traditional stories.

Emily Aboud was representing EUSOG (@EUSOG) who are doing Little Shop of Horrors this year – family friendly (kinda) with a cool plant! You can find more info about the show at www.littleshopofhorrorfringe.com.

Lastly, Catherine Wilson (@CJMacBeathW) and Doug Garry (@BeardedPipe) were representing the Loud Poets (@LOUDPOETS) who are doing a show called Loud Poets (surprise!) every night at the Storytelling Centre.

To listen to the podcast, click on this Podcast Episodes link. This week’s episode is called The Locals, where locals get together to talk about the Fringe, the struggle of Spoken Word, and how to stand out.

I’ll be back next week for another episode. Thank you for tuning in!

Andra is a Canadian living in Edinburgh. She’s an actor, director and podaster. She helped found Beam Theatre in 2014, and the Hanging at the Fringe podcast in 2012. She’s also a huge fan of epic fantasy novels.