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Guildford Fringe will feature more than 120 events

Published: 20 April 2019
Reporter: Sheila Connor

This year's Guildford Fringe Festival from 28 June until 29 July will offer more than 120 events across 12 venues from pubs and theatres to a natural burial reserve and the BBC Surrey radio studio.

Opening the festival for the third year running will be Gag House Comedy Superstars at G Live, with comedians including Hal Cruttenden, Chris McCausland, Susan Murray and Paul Sinha on the bill.

In July, there will be music, visual arts, theatre, comedy, cabaret, spoken word, children's events and more, including Simon Brodkin, The Barricade Boys, Arthur Smith and Shakespeare, plus new musical High School Shooticle and Three Times Tables: An Evening of New Theatre, the brainchild of British Comedy Award-winning Guildford-based writer Paul Kerensa.

Local talent will be on display, from Late Night Shorts, performed by Guildburys Theatre Company, to A Bard of Ale by co-founder of Guildford Shakespeare Company Matt Pinches and Understatement, a night of new writing curated by University of Surrey students which will include work by students from Guildford School of Acting. Local folk singer-songwriter Majella Yorston will perform A Song or Two More, Creaction Theatre Company will present two of Alan Bennett's one-act plays and Guildford-based GEEYOUONE explores what it is like to live with a disability in the modern world.

The 12 festival locations range from Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve and the BBC Surrey radio studio through to Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and G Live, as well as pubs including The Back Room, the Star Inn and The Keep Pub and the streets of Guildford's town centre.

Guildford Fringe Festival, which was set up by Nick Wyschna in 2013, is an annual open access multi-arts festival.