Sunday, 3 March 2013

More Fringe Record Breaking

The end-of-February deadline for Fringe entries has come and gone and we have a record-breaking 82 entries already! This is around 15% up on last year. So it looks like Fringe 2013 will be one of the biggest ever and there is already plenty to choose from.

There are still four months before we start and we'll try to give space to as many entries as possible in the coming weeks but what can we tempt you with now?

We have been lucky to have Mark Gwynne Jones at the Fringe in recent years; he is back this year - two nights at the Old Clubhouse (which is enjoying something of a resurgence as a Fringe venue). Mark will be performing on Wednesday's 10th and 17th July. His show is called Just For A Moment and combines film, comedy and poetry. Mark's work is always entertaining and thought-provoking. No excuses for missing him this year.

2013 really will be the final year that we have the Barrel Room and the Pauper's Pit as Fringe venues. (Development works on the Crescent are well underway and this will affect the Old Hall Hotel as well). Some tentative plans are emerging from Underground Venues - which manages the Old Hall spaces. We're excited to see that Helen Arney will be joining us again. She was a delight to have around town last year and was a worthy winner of a comedy award. This year she will be joined by her partner Rob Wells in a show called Domestic Science - an hour of "home-cooked science and comedy".

It will be getting light at night soon - make the most of the early sunsets and make your Fringe 2013 plans now!