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Newcastle Fringe Festival

Newcastle Fringe Festival


Newcastle Fringe Festival

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Newcastle Fringe Festival

With two jam-packed weeks of theatre, comedy and music, Newcastle Fringe Festival brings the best of UK touring work to Alphabetti Theatre for North East of England audiences to enjoy and be inspired by.

The accompanying ‘Invigorate’ programme offers a rich menu of workshops, talks and paid opportunities to develop artists in the region.

Newcastle Fringe Festival and Invigorate is produced by Alphabetti Theatre and a team of local freelancers. The event is made possible through support from Arts Council England and the Community Foundation.

10 of the best touring shows, 6 artistic development workshops, 2 commissioning seed pots, 1 producers summit and so much more…

When:  Tues 27th July – Sat 7th Aug 2021 (excluding Sundays & Mondays) 

Performance Times: To be announced.  

Live Audience: Socially distanced tickets will be available and sell out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions. 

Online Audience: Every performance will be live streamed  

Tickets:  Pay What You Feel (booking essential) 

Running Time: To be announced. 

Age Rec: 16+ 

Access for live performances: Due to an eclectic programme and short turnarounds, it will not be possible for us to ensure that there are captioned and/or audio described performances. We will work with all the visiting companies to try and make as much of the programme as accessible as possible.   

Programme includes:  

Good Grief by Ugly Bucket 

Following the death of a friend, Ugly Bucket turned to their unique style of clowning, music and physical comedy to create a show that explores grief in a way you would never expect (nor forget). Good Grief uses comedy to spark honest conversations, create unity, and share memories. 

Me & My Doll by Paperback Theatre (in co-production with The Old Joint Stock Theatre) 

A touching and hilarious exploration of the challenges, joys and pitfalls of allowing yourself to be vulnerable, Me & My Doll is a romantic comedy with a twist. 

39 Horses by Izaak Gledhill in partnership with Alphabetti Theatre 

Buckle up as Izaak invites four audience members into his taxi (no drinks allowed) for an immersive, lip syncing comedic journey like none you have ever taken before…or maybe you have?  

The Oedipus Album by Pecho Mam 

Pecho Mama make unconventional, music-driven theatre performance. This is a performance of their latest album – it’s going to be a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual adventure, 7 cameras, green screen, studio quality audio! 

600 People by Third Angel

Somewhere between stand-up and an astrophysics lecture, Third Angel brings you a simple show about huge ideas. 600 People explores the stories we tell in order to understand our place in the cosmos, that question if we’re alone in our galaxy, that ask what it means to be human. Originally commissioned for Northern Elements, a development programme funded by Arts Council England and managed by ARC, Stockton Arts Centre. Third Angel is an Associate Company at Sheffield Theatres.

Workshops with:  

Lyn Gardner, David Byrne, Mark Makin, Culture Against Racism

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