“Whopping” number of entries for Buxton Fringe

Published: 8 March 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Grist to the Mill’s The Ballad of Mullan, an early entry to Buxton Fringe

Buxton Fringe 2020 has reported a “whopping” 100 entries at the close of its discounted early bird deadline.

Participants are able to take advantage of a discounted fee of £70 if they enter by the end of March. The final deadline for the printed programme is 19 April.

Theatre includes Grist to the Mill with The Ballad of Mulan at the Rotunda in the Pavilion Gardens, Joanna Lavelle's Crossing the Line, two shows from Fringe First winner Joe Sellman-Leava and Worklight Theatre and a new production from Debbie Cannon, winner of the female actor award at the Fringe in 2018, The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton.

Rubbish Shakespeare Company will perform a family-friendly Romeo and Juliet in the Pavilion Gardens while Em Parr Projects will present a new, tragi-comic play about the everyday trials of modern life, No Coward Soul.

New Fringe chair Stephen Walker said, “after a big Fringe40, we weren't sure what to expect this year, but to hit a century of entries by the end of February suggests we're in for a bumper Fringe in July.”

Further information about the Fringe, which takes place from 1 until 19 July, is available at the Buxton Fringe web site.