Attention 2013 Edinburgh Fringe shows looking for coverage: Send us your bribes
A selection of the best bribes received by The List over the years
This article is from 2013.
Yes, we can be bought!
Every year, The List dedicates a small part of its weekly festival coverage to promoting one happy-go-lucky show in exchange for nothing more than some big, fat payola. Here’s a selection of the best bribes that have been left on our doorstep over the years.
Show: Aaaand Now for Something Completely Improvised
Bribe: A seriously impressive oil painting of a performer reading The List. And some crab paste.
Show: Paul Harry Allen’s Stuff and Nonsense
Bribe: Assorted tat, including vinyl coasters, creepy drinks stirrers and a box decorated with a puppy calendar.
Show: Twonkey’s Castle
Bribe: A squeezy snail, a bottle of goo and some glitter. A bizarre mess.
Show: Clinton the Musical
Bribe: A tray of cakes painstakingly decorated to closely resemble the show’s flyer. And pants.
Show: The Life and Times of Albert Lymes
Bribe: A coconut with make-up on.
ATTENTION FRINGE PERFORMERS! If you think you can top those for tastiness, ingenuity or sheer bizarrity, send your swag to:
Big Fat Festival Bribe, c/o Niki Boyle, The List, 14 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TE.