Brighton Fringe kicking off this Thursday

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The Brighton Fringe Autumn Edition is kicking off this Thursday 1 October, with tickets on sale now.

The wonderful, wonderful Brighton Fringe is returning with an Autumn Edition 1-31 October, bringing a range of Covid-safe comedy, theatre and music performances to our fair city.

With the initial event cancelled due to lockdown measures, the Fringe team has been working around the clock to reimagine the showpiece event for our new climate.

CEO Julian Caddy said “Almost six months ago we were locked down due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the world as we knew it was thrust into a seemingly unending period of uncertainty. Brighton Fringe was cancelled six weeks before it was due to begin and since then the arts landscape has been devastated, as has the economy. 

“However, as regulations have eased, we have seen a gradual return of live performance and I’m delighted to say that thanks to the incredible patience, hard work and sheer bloody-mindedness of everyone involved, the Brighton Fringe Autumn Season will be taking place with core dates of 1-31 October.

So far events announced include The Spirit of Woodstock by local company Something Underground Theatre Co. taking place in St Ann’s Well Gardens, a weekly livestream from Peter Joannou, Brighton’s singing barber and stand-up comedy from comedians Ross Kamp, Dave Chawner and Troy Hawke at Laughing Horse at the Caroline of Brunswick.

Tickets for the event are ON SALE HERE ON THIS LINK with new events being regularly added to the line up once confirmed. Outside of the month of October there will be a number of other Fringe performances taking place, Caddy added. 

“There will also be events in September and November too, so keep an eye out for what’s on. Whilst we are pleased to welcome back live performance to our festival again, our priority remains the safety of everyone involved, so we have brought in a range of measures to ensure we can all #FringeSafely and have a great time too. 

“It’s an organic process though and events are coming online gradually over the coming weeks, so have a look at our website, mobile app and social media. Also, there will be a growing selection of work from all over the world available to view on the Brighton Fringe website. It just remains for me to thank you so much for your support and we look forward to seeing you very soon!”

To keep up to date with the Brighton Fringe Autumn Edition, one can keep it locked on official social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) or sign up to the official Fringe newsletter HERE