Edinburgh Fringe in record year

Heavy rain in August failed to dampen the spirits of performers and audiences as the Edinburgh Fringe recorded a third successive record year for acts and ticket sales. The Fringe Society said yesterday 1.88m tickets were sold for the 2,542 productions involving some 21,000 performers over the period from 5 August to 29 August. Sales were up some 50,000 tickets from 2010.