Edinburgh Festival anniversaries in 2010

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 15 July 2010

This article is from 2010

Perrier / Fosters

Anniversaries abound at this years festival, not least the the Comedy Awards and Assembly Rooms, both of which celebrate their 30th years.

Assembly Rooms
They’re celebrating 30 years of theatre, comedy, music and kids shows!

Gilded Balloon
They’re celebrating 25 years of theatre, comedy, music and kids shows!

The Comedy Awards
Best known as the Perrier Awards, they have transmogrified into the iffies, the Eddies, the if.comedy awards and, last year, the plain old Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Al Murray, the League of Gentlemen, Jenny Éclair, Demetri Martin and Hugh Laurie have all won them. This is the 30th time that eligible stand-ups, double acts and sketch groups will sweat on the final Wednesday of the Fringe awaiting news of the shortlist. This year marks the beginning of a beautiful relationship with Foster’s.

Mog the Cat
Judith Kerr’s creation is 40. What’s that in dog years?

Decky Does a Bronco
10 years on from the Douglas Maxwell/Grid Iron playground drama earning some Fringe stripes, it’s swinging back our way.

Stewart Lee’s Silver Stewbilee
If we’re reading that pun correctly, it means that he’s been doing 25 solid years on the Fringe. Which is not actually true, as he’d have to have been coming here solidly since the age of 16. He hasn’t. Not quite. Still, why not raise your glass to the comedian’s comedian on 23 largely uninterrupted years of stand-up and musical theatre co-writing success!

The Moomins
This bunch of eccentric forest dwellers probably thought they were due to get their pensions this year. But at 65 they’ll just have to wait a little longer. Though they are from Finland so maybe it’s different there. Ali Smith and Philip Pullman are among their fans.

…And the World Went Mad for Moomins!

Join us in wishing 'Happy 65th Birthday' to the eccentric Moomins from the forests of Finland. The central characters in comic strips by Tove Jansson, the Moomins are a carefree family who have many adventures. Their stories concern several oddly-shaped characters whose differences are accepted and needs are accommodated.

Stewart Lee's Silver Stewbilee

For one night only! An evening of variety with some very special guests hosted by the acclaimed comic. To mark the publication of his new, snappily-entitled book,' How I Escaped My Certain Fate: The Life and Deaths of a Stand-up Comedian '. 'The most exciting comedian in the country, bar none' (Times). 'He has been…

Mog with Judith Kerr

A delightful treat that unites generations, Judith Kerr’s creation Mog the Cat has been entertaining parents and children alike for decades. Join her in this unique event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mog (gosh, can she have grown that much?), an event which coincides with the retrospective exhibition of Judith’s…

The Moomins

Some of the very bestselling books of all time, Tove Jansson’s classic Moomin series celebrates its 65th anniversary this year. Come to this lively event of dance, songs and games inspired by these classic characters. Tickets sold in pairs of one adult and one child. Maximum 2 pairs per person. AGE 3 - 5