Kevin Toolis

Why this year’s Edinburgh fringe was so obsessed with death

Murder and death - including at this musical Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! - were key themes at this year's fringe (Credit: Getty images)

The Edinburgh Festival is finally over, but why was this year’s event so obsessed with dying? Death is the new Black, at least according to the artists at the fringe where our mortality has been eviscerated, diced, disembowelled, deconstructed and fed back in a torrent of death shows to an army of avid theatre goers ever hungry, it seems, for new interpretations of our predictable demise.

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