Full line-up revealed for Edinburgh Fringe audiobook | Out next week

Full line-up revealed for Edinburgh Fringe audiobook

Out next week

The full line-up of comedians has been announced the Edinburgh Unlocked audiobook, which aims to offer a taste of the cancelled Fringe.

Released on August 6, the project and is a tie-up between Penguin Random House Audio  and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.

Fern Brady will be compering the release, which will feature Dane Baptiste, Jessie Cave & Bebe Cave, Ivo Graham, Sofie Hagen, Lou Sanders, Jen Brister,  Crystal Rasmussen,  Kemah Bob, Yuriko Kotani, Michelle De Swarte, Chloe Petts, Leo Reich,  Christopher Bliss, Jordan Brookes, Giant, Mo Omar, Glamrou, Shelf,  Sheeps, Anna & Helen, Jake Farrell and John Kearns.

When the audiobook was first announced earlier this month, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society chief executive Shona McCarthy said: ‘In what has been an incredibly challenging year, we have been working as hard as we can to ensure that the spirit of the Fringe is not forgotten.

‘In times of crisis, creativity and community are needed more than ever, and this audio collection is a brilliant reminder of that. It's also a great way to keep the voices of our comedians and creatives in our ear as we try to navigate the new normal.’

 Duncan Honeyman, senior commissioning editor at Penguin Random House added: ‘We are delighted to be working with so many brilliant comedians, producers and directors on this exciting audio original.

‘The creative collaboration between so many parties has been amazing to witness, and although we are devastated the Fringe is not going ahead this year, we hope that Edinburgh Unlocked can capture the spirit of the festival and reach as many listeners as possible.’

The book will have an rrp of £16, with a proportion of the cover price going to the  Fringe.

Published: 29 Jul 2020

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