“Huge” surge in entries for Buxton Fringe

Published: 16 March 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Based on the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Debbie Cannon’s Green Knight

Buxton Fringe has reported a “huge” surge in entries compared with a similar period in 2018.

At the close of the discounted “early bird” entry period, there were 107 entries, compared with 62 at the same stage in 2018. Organisers believe the 73% increase is partly due to an early entry discount but also because performers are keen to celebrate Fringe40—the Fringe's 40th anniversary.

Those entering by the end of March can take advantage of a discounted entry fee of £70. The final deadline for the printed programme is 21 April.

Theatre productions already entered include the return of Debbie Cannon's Green Knight and Third Pier's Old Bones along with The Suitcase, the Beggar and the Wind from Gare du Nord Theatre and historical drama The Riot Act from Breathe Out Theatre.

Fringe chair Keith Savage said, “with so many new artists and performers coming to Buxton, the choice for audiences will be broader than ever. It makes me very proud that the town can sustain such a feast of entertainment.”

The 2019 specially extended Fringe runs from Wednesday 3 until Wednesday 24 July.