About Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe

The Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and Underbelly is one of its largest companies. With over 200 shows 2018 saw 422,120 tickets sold across its 22 venues and 4 sites – George Square, Circus Hub, Cowgate and Bristo Square. We produced or co-produced 22 shows in 2018, investing over £500,000 to support artists to develop existing and new work. We can't wait to get to know the people we'll be working with in 2019! 

We love Edinburgh – there’s simply no better place to be in August! Join us for 2019 and experience the best Fringe in the world with Underbelly!

About Underbelly Ltd

Underbelly is a UK based live entertainment company. Their events and festivals division operates one of the largest operations at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling 291,000 tickets for over 150 shows over 25 days in 2017.

This year marks the tenth year of Underbelly on the Southbank, with Udderbelly and London Wonderground festivals – already two of the biggest multi-arts offerings in London - joining forces for Underbelly Festival Southbank.

Elsewhere, Underbelly also produces Edinburgh’s Christmas, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Christmas in Leicester Square, Udderbelly Festival in Hong Kong, West End Live in Trafalgar Square and Pride in London for Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre.

Through their Underbelly Productions arm they produce and promote live shows in London’s West End, throughout the UK and on tour internationally, including a major new revival of the West End and Broadway hit musical Five Guys Named Moe at the new Marble Arch Theatre in autumn 2017.

In 2017 Underbelly sold over 1.3 million tickets to their various events.

The Team


Ed Bartlam & Charlie Wood

Head of Operations

Sarah Fleming

Head of Production

David Watson

Production Manager

Kenny Easson

Production Manager

James Oakley

Technical Production Manager

James Turner-Inman

Head of Sound

Dougie Winchester

Cowgate Venue Manager

David Graham

Production Assistant

Rebecca Foster

Executive Producer for Underbelly Productions

Holly Reiss

Production Co-ordinator for Underbelly Productions

Martyn Wood

Head of Programming

Marina Dixon

Festival Programmer and Producer

Lauren Eisinger

Festival Programmer

Aisling Galligan

Programme Assistant

Thomas Wales

Senior Box Office Manager

Philly Waygood

Director of Communications

Elizabeth Burchell

Senior Marketing Manager (Edinburgh)

Amy Briggs

Marketing Manager (Edinburgh)

Annie Wheeler

Senior Marketing Manager (London)

Beanie Ridler

Marketing Officer (London)

Abbie Button

Head of Brand Partnerships

Mary Gleeson

Head of Bars and Catering

Bertie Woodhead

Bar Manager

Roddy Fisher

Financial Controller

Sarah Alsop

Payroll & Management Accountant

Jonathan Kettle

Associate Director

Tom Page