Hopefully this post will be a works in progress up until the end of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. If you know of any other Twitter accounts to add then leave a comment below.
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- The main @EdinburghFringe and website
- The star attraction @TheFringeThing and website.
- The official @EdinburghFest and website.
- The official @ComedyAwards account and website (formerly Perrier).
- The official @EdintFest for the Edinburgh International Festival and website.
- The official @EdFilmFest for the Edinburgh Film Festival and site.
- The official @EdComFest for the Edinburgh Comedy Festival and site.
- The West Port Book Festival tweets from @wpbookfestival and runs a site here.
- With an emphasis on the International Festival there's Tam Pollard @whereisrunnicles and a blog.
- Also for the International Festival there is @UniversalArts and a website.
- For those people with more than £4.99 in their pocket there's @fivepoundfringe
- The Pleasance's account @PleasanceComedy and wesbite.
- Bedlam's Theatre Festival account is @BedlamFringe and website.
- Venue 150 aka @Venue150 and site.
- The Assembly Rooms aka @assembly09 and site.
- Underbelly with @underbelly09.
- There's even at Twitter account for George Square with @GeorgeSquare.
Stars, Acts, Producers and Shows
- Jimmy Car (who will be at Venue 150 @ EICC from Aug 20-23, 27-30) but also @jimmycarr and his website.
- Mark Watson the comedian tweets from @WatsonComedian.
- The one that doesn't speak from Scott Mills' radio show runs @MillsTheMusical
- There's also Show Stopper the Musical with @TheShowstoppers and their website.
- There's Tomfoolery at @tomfoolery09, a comedy act from York.
- William Morland will be appearing in Quaternary and twittering from festival as @dolphonia.
- For their 20th year in a row there will be @theimproverts who have this website.
- From the Penny Dreadfuls we have @Dreadfuls and site.
- There's the UK sketch act @Pappysfunclub and site.
- Defender of the Realm @TiernanDouieb will be at Underbelly. His website is here.
- Radio 1 producer Chris Cox is @bigcox and maintains a website here.
- There's Heart Production's @TimeOutOfJoint
- Comedian, writer and bummer Richard Herring tweets from @Herring1967.
- Julia Bolden the writer/director of Venus and Mars and Other Myths of Mr and Ms tweets from @seascribevenus.
- Dave Thomas with @DaveThomasMusic and a very popular YouTube video.
- Producer James Seabright tweets from @JamesSeabright
- From the Amsterdam Underground Comedy Collective there's Rene van Meurs who'll be tweeting from @renevanm and appearing at the Underbelly.
- All the way from down under is @BiteTreat, a collection of comedians, and a blog here.
Reviewers are a good way to keep pace with the mushrooming number of shows! Check out:
- @AndrewGHayes posting at The Edinburgh Guide.
- @EyeForFilm posting at Eye for Film.
- @jayirichardson for the Scotsman and LondonIsFunny.
The Festival Highlights collection
I've put these Edinburgh Festivals and Fringe twitter accounts in a sperate section because they've been created by @FestHighlights. On the first edit of this post I was cautious of these accounts as it did seem to me as if they'd all be created by the same person and it looked like that same person was the "author" of them too. However, @FestHighlights left comments on the blog to re-assure us that the plan is to have the cast and crew start to update.
- @PottedPirates for Potted Pirates
- @DoctorWhomEdin for Doctor Whom
- @RebusMcTaggart for Rebus McTaggart
- @ALAVEdin for Almost Like a Virgin
- @ShowstopperEdin for Showstoppers
- @GittinEdins for Roadside Cafe Owner
- @BBMedin for Brtain's Best Mates
- @BarbershopOpera2 for Barber Shop Opera II
- @Worldswife for The World's Wife
- @BensonCoward for Benson Coward
- @RexRomanEdin for Rex Roman Pink Floyd
- @BlowersEdin for Henry Blofeld
- @MGGWEdin for MGGW
- @BridgetEdin for My Daily Mail Hell
- @nunthewiserEdin for Nun the Wiser
- @longtoothedin for Long Tooth
- @BodegaBrosEdin for Afternoon Delight