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Edinburgh Fringe at Risk of ‘Collapse’ Due to Digs Costs, Producers Warn

Producers have warned that the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is becoming “untenable” for artists due to soaring accommodation costs, putting the future of the annual event at risk.

Those speaking out include producer Francesca Moody and Pleasance Theatre Trust’s Anthony Alderson, who cautioned that the festival would “collapse” if rising prices were not addressed.

Moody, who was the original producer of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag, told The Stage that the price per room for a month had risen from £1,000 to £1,300 pre-pandemic to a minimum of £1,800.

This could add at least £5,500 to the accommodation costs for the 11 people (across two productions) that her company, Francesca Moody Productions, is taking to the fringe this year.  .. Read the Full Length Article on The Stage.