Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Fringe punters to review by SMS

Fringe festival-goers (2005 7 - 29 August) will be able to lodge their opinion about Edinburgh shows by text this year. The festival’s official website will be carrying a punters’ star rating for every one of the hundreds of shows on the fringe, compiled from votes received by text. If you want to register a star rating for a show, you’ll text EVOTE, the show code and then the number of stars from 1 to 5 to 83010. Each text will get 25p out of your pockets.
Fringe Director Paul Gudgin said:

The Fringe is famous for word of mouth that shows pick up and part of the fun is going around and asking people if they've seen any good shows and exchanging tips. The idea is to stimulate that grapevine, no matter what the critics are saying.


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