ADAM SMITH: FATHER OF THE FRINGE
COMING SOON... OUR FIRST EVER DIGITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
Father of the Fringe details the extraordinary economic success story of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and its unlikely relationship with 18th-century philosopher Adam Smith. Presented by comedian and financial writer Dominic Frisby, this one-hour feature documentary also stars Jimmy Carr, Al Murray, Shazia Mirza, Henning Wehn and Arthur Smith.
An original film borne of a live show first performed at Smith’s former home, Panmure House, Father of the Fringe explores the ways in which Smith’s theories on economics are brought to life each year at the world’s biggest arts festival.
In a timely celebration of the Fringe’s 75th birthday, MoneyWeek's Dominic Frisby, author of Daylight Robbery: How Tax Shaped Our Past And Will Change Our Future, and Bitcoin: The Future of Money?, traces the history of the Fringe from its inception, and examines its workings aided by a whole host of its best-known comedy stars.
Enjoy front-row viewing from the comfort of your own home this August: Panmure House hosts Father of the Fringe digitally from 6 – 30 Aug.
'So entertaining I would sign up for a full course of lectures should such a thing exist' - National
'Funny, absorbing and full of historical insights' - SPECTATOR
‘An extensively and well-researched, engagingly delivered and thoroughly enlightening hour of education and entertainment’ - FringeReview