Gudgin steps down as Fringe director
This article is from 2007.
Edinburgh Fringe director Paul Gudgin has announced that he is to leave the post in June. Gudgin, who has held the post for eight years, led the annual celebration of theatre, comedy, music and dance to its most successful year in 2006, with ticket sales topping 1.5 million. Last year’s eventful Fringe also saw the National Theatre of Scotland present their first production, Blackwatch, to widespread acclaim, while the Thundering Hooves report into Edinburgh’s future as a Festival City was published. Gudgin, who is leaving to take up a variety of consultancy posts, said: ‘While I’m leaving at a time of strength for the Fringe, there are still many challenges that my successor will face.’ It is thought the post of director will be advertised in February, with interviews scheduled for the Spring.