in 1951, the Fringe Society has matured from a small organisation
to become a large-scale operation, serving an annual influx of 500
acts sourced from national theatre groups to student troupes.
Despite this, the Fringe has retained the original open policy which
ensures a unvetted range of performers, from the inspired to the diabolical.
Many newer acts rely on self-publicity, performing highlights on the
streets or handing out flyers to the busy crowds.