Feb deadline looms for Fringe40 entrants!

Press Release 7th February 2019 - For immediate release.

Fringe performers and exhibitors are being urged to enter Fringe40 as soon as possible in order to take advantage of the spectacular discounted £40 entry fee available only until February 28th.

Events are already building up for the 40th Fringe which runs a few days longer than usual from July 3 to 24 2019. An already lively theatre programme includes adaptations of Tom Jones and Moby Dick from the award-winning Ross Ericson, the true story of female warrior Mulan, and musical comedy with Hollywood’s Miss Wong. Among the many attractions under Music are a new love story from award-winning singer Egriega, Paul Cromford’s song cycle celebrating the moon, High Peak Swing Band, RNCM piano recitals on the URC’s restored grand piano and the return of trombonist Sam Slide.

Other highlights include genre-busting musical comedy 99 (First World) Problems, top UK comedians at the Rotunda, the Nomad Short Film Festival, thought-provoking political poetry from Jimmy Andrex and performances from acclaimed close-up magician Caspar Thomas.

As well as an extra big Buxton Art Trail, Visual Arts promises the Great Dome Art Fair, Burbage Art Group and a fascinating-sounding, sleep-based performance installation from Hampton-Studio.

With many more entries likely to come in before the closing date of April 21, Fringe 40 is likely to be a particularly exciting event with the Fringe also hoping for more events in the smaller categories such as Dance, Film and Street Theatre, as well as a bumper showing in the For Families section now that the Fringe extends into the school holidays.

In honour of Fringe40, Fringe organisers are also planning special projects including an exhibition at the Green Man Gallery and a Carnival of the Animals co-venture with Buxton International Festival (also celebrating 40 years) involving a joint BIF and Fringe carnival presence and mask-making art workshops in local junior schools. A new Fringe app is also being planned for launch in June.

Says Keith: “It is 30 years since I first saw a Buxton Fringe event and I remain just as excited as I see the Fringe40 programme building up. There are some terrific new shows and performers to look forward to, and some Fringe regulars are back with brand new material to premiere in Buxton.”

Full details on how to enter are available under Take Part on www.buxtonfringe.org.uk

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