Crowds flock for the Fringe

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TICKET sales for this year’s Festival Fringe are up by as much as ten per cent, according to many venues.

With the festival in its middle week, The Gilded Balloon – one of the “Big Four” venues – has reported that sales were up 10 per cent on last year’s on a daily basis, while Zoo venues, which has 88 shows in three buildings, has reported a 10.5 per cent increase.

The Traverse Theatre said sales were up and the Pleasance said sales were currently level with last year’s record figures.

Laura Mackenzie Stuart, co-founder of Universal Arts, which runs the New Town Theatre in George Street, said: “This is turning out to be one of best years for ages.”