ED2011 News

Can you spot the fake show blurb?

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011


With Festivals Edinburgh offering easy open access to show listings data for Edinburgh’s various summer festivals this year, one web developer has created a fun game for Fringe-goers to play – Fakefringe.

The new website shows you listings for four Fringe shows. Three are real, one is fake. Your challenge, to spot the made up show.

Fakefringe creator James Baster told ThreeWeeks: “Fakefringe was sparked by a memory I had of an improv group I saw at the Fringe a few years back. They picked show titles out of a hat, all suggested by the audience, and made up a show based on the fake title”.

“The website is a playful project, though we will collect some useful data about what show blurbs work and what doesn’t, which we will share with performers”.

You can play Fakefringe at fakefringe.com