Probably useful to no-one other than myself, but I’ve just knocked up a quick command line search interface to the official Edinburgh Fringe website. You can get it from github; it’s as simple as typing “fringe hamlet” to find everything with hamlet in the title, or “fringe venue:balloon” to find everything at the Gilded Balloon Teviot. It only shows 10 results currently, and doesn’t do anything helpful with dates, but it’ll do for sorting out today. Here’s an example output:
$ fringe asbo Homo Asbo 17:45 Gilded Balloon Teviot The hardest man on the estate has just come out and has decided to go straight. Armed with only his guitar and ghetto blaster, he rewrites gay history and assassinates celebrity bad boys, bigots and men who wax. Asbo Fairy Tales 12:20 C Snow White claims paternity against all seven dwarves on 'Jeremy Kyle'! Big, bad bailiff pursues three little pigs for credit card fraud! Moldilocks protests middle-class bear oppression! A proper mash-up of princesses and asbonauts innit!