City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Fringe Comedians Forced To Reloco To Soco


By edg - Posted on 24 July 2007

Just The Tonic's 12 comedy shows are relocating to C Venues Soco - the tented Fringe venue at the gap site in the Cowgate, formerly occupied by the Gilded Balloon. Just The Tonic's shows are being forced to move after it was confirmed that their original venue The Caves would not be completed in time.

The addition to the line-up at Soco, one of several venues run at the Edinburgh Fringe under the
'C' brand, brings their total number of shows to 180 across all venues.

C venues’ Artistic Director Hartley Kemp today said, ‘Darrell and
his team have done a great job to develop comedy at the Festival over
the years. The performers are heart of the Fringe and we are pleased to
have been able to accommodate them at our unique new venue on the
Cowgate. Comedy has always been as important to us as our drama, dance
and musical theatre and we feel that it is a great opportunity to build
on our success with events such as the Electric Cabaret’.

Just The Tonic will set up camp in the two tents that make up the
performance space of C soco urban garden, creating a new cornerstone of
Edinburgh comedy in the heart of the Festival city. Darrell Martin, for
Just The Tonic, said, ‘What a silver lining! Our venue on the other
side of the bridge is not going to be ready, so we up ship and move,
quite literally, round the corner into a couple of fancy pants
marquees. Brilliant – and really pretty fortunate. My bacon is not only
saved, but what a great location and a pretty exciting last minute
salvage operation’.