"The job of the Fringe staff "is to do the absolute minimum necessary to make this event happen " Gudgin says emphatically. "The worst thing we could do is to decide what kind of festival Edinburgh should be to engage in what I call programming through the back door. My most important responsibility is to make sure that the people who decide what the festival should be are the artists and the audience. What we have to do at all times is to make as few rules as possible." "