The 2010 Festival in Numbers

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  • 24 August 2010

This article is from 2010.

The 2010 Festival in Numbers

Here are some statistics about this year's Festivals

2 Shows featuring a real dog (Montezuma in the International Festival, and Piff the Magic Dragon: Piff-tacular 2 – Get Rich or Die Trying on the Fringe).

10 2010 Man Booker Prize longlisted authors booked to appear at the Book Festival (from a total of 13).

16 The average age of the performers in School of Comedy at Pleasance Courtyard.

17 Productions or adaptations of Shakespeare plays on the Fringe.

23 Musical steps to climb in Martin Creed’s Down Over Up exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery.

29.99 Rumoured price in pounds paid for Richard Hammond’s underpants, as detailed in Ant Dewson’s show, I Bought Richard Hammond’s Underpants on eBay, at Just the Tonic @ The Caves.

40 Cast and crew members in Reel-To-Real, marketed as the biggest show on the Fringe.

77 Age of stand-up comic Lynn Ruth Miller, star of Granny’s Gone Wild at Laughing Horse @ Espionage.

79 Separate characters played by one person, Joe Bone, across his two Fringe shows, Bane and Bane 2.

259 Separate Fringe venues in 2010.

300 Musicians and singers due to be on stage for the EIF’s biggest show, Mahler’s Symphony No 8, on Sat 4 Sep.

478 Miles cycled by Circus Trick Tease performer Mr Plonk to get to Edinburgh this year, setting off from London’s South Bank.

2,453 Total number of shows on the 2010 Festival Fringe.

100,000 Approximate number of fireworks that will be set off at the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert on Sun 5 Sep.

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