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Newcastle Fringe Festival returns, bringing the very best of touring performing arts to the Toon for ten jam-packed days of theatre, comedy, poetry and music from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 29th July (excluding Sunday and Monday).

The festival’s hub is Alphabetti Theatre, but there will be performances at venues across the city, including Prohibition Cabaret Bar, Seven Stories, The Cumberland and The Old Coal Yard. 

We asked some of the performers at this year’s event to select one of our features so we can find out more about them…

Kitchen Zoo Theatre

We find out more about the Newcastle theatre company, who make introductory theatre experiences for children and their grown-ups, ahead of their performances at Seven Stories from Tuesday 18th-Friday 20th July as part of Newcastle Fringe Festival. Click here.

Krystal Evans

US-born/UK-based comedian Krystal Evans tells us what inspired her latest show, which she is performing at The Cumberland Arms on Saturday 22nd July as part of Newcastle Fringe Festival. Click here.

Helen Doyle (Roll For Initiative)

Roll For Initiative’s Helen Doyle tells us about their top 5 D&D moments ahead of their show, The Wizard’s Tower, taking place at Alphabetti Theatre from Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd July. Click here.

Jenny Lascelles

We find out all we can about the Newcastle-based singer-songwriter ahead of their performance on 28th July at The Cumberland Arms, as part of Newcastle Fringe Festival. Click here.


The Czech artist, who performs at Prohibition Bar as part of Newcastle Fringe Festival on 27th July, talks about the queer/alternative community, as well as offering a personal outlook on being a foreign/independent artist living in Newcastle. Click here.

Harun Musho’d

We talk to the political comedian ahead of his show, Why I Don’t Talk To People About Terrorism, at Newcastle Fringe Festival on Saturday 29th July at 3.30pm in the Alphabetti Theatre. Click here.

Jenni Winter

The talented musician tells us about their musical inspirations, ahead of performing musical cabaret La Mère at The Old Coal Yard (as part of Newcastle Fringe Festival) on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July. Click here.

Daniel Nicholas

The award-winning comedian tells us everything we need to know ahead of performing his show, Daniel Nicholas’ Birthday Party, at Alphabetti Theatre on Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th July. Click here.

Lydia Brickland

The Gateshead writer tells us what inspired her new play, Tangerines. Click here.

The Good Name Cabaret

We find out all we can about the anarchic clown troupe, who are set to perform the Newcastle Fringe Festival. Click here.

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