Another century for the Buxton Fringe

Press Release 06 April 2012

Buxton Festival Fringe has hit the century mark again! At the end of the second phase of entries, there are 102 acts registered for this year's Fringe, promising another great summer of fun. And with some time left until the final deadline of April 22, there's more still to come.

The quality and diversity of the entries also bodes well ranging from the return of surreal stand up Tam Hinton to Derbyshire-inspired jazz from the JET Collective and a tribute to Cabaret writers Kander & Ebb from Ladyblue Music. Novelist Edmund Bealby-Wright and composer Joseph Haydn have a Quartet à tête with stories illustrated by music. The Young Rec Theatre Company are taking on Oscar Wilde's classic play Salome, and also in theatre, Cul-de-sac theatre depicts two astronomers threatening to make God irrelevant in The Transit of Venus while Fol Espoir bring us Winston Churchill as we have never seen him before - on the run in the African Savannah in 1899.

Fringe chair Stephanie Billen comments: 'We're pleased with how well the Fringe is shaping up for 2012. All the indications are that it will be another bumper Fringe plus it's good to see the Dance category looking so healthy and more entries in the For Families section since the first deadline. Music is also massive this year. You can see the programme as it builds up on our website'

The printed programme will be distributed from the beginning of June and its official launch is at Club Acoustic, The Old Clubhouse on Wednesday, June 13. Excitingly, this year the Fringe has announced a new competition to design the programme cover for 2013 - see details on the Fringe website.

There is still some time left if anyone would like to enter the Fringe. The strict and final deadline for inclusion in the printed programme is April 22, with April entries charged at the full cost of £80. As Stephanie says, 'There's always room for more at the Fringe, so enter online and don't leave it too late'. Details of how to choose your venue, enter and pay online are published on the Fringe website. For further information go to or telephone 01298 79351.

To keep in touch with the latest gossip on preparations for this year's Fringe, make the Fringe website a favourite, enjoy the Fringe blog on the Buxton Advertiser's website and find the Fringe on Facebook and Twitter (@BuxtonFringe). Stephanie adds: 'You can also enjoy regular Fringe communications, events and offers throughout the year by becoming a Fringe Friend - full details on the website.'

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