Our Ludlow Fringe Recommendations

Ludlow Fringe Festival
“Established as a Community Interest Company in 2013 to provide an annual inclusive, vibrant and diverse Arts Festival within the town of Ludlow during June and July.” That’s the “About Us” description of this all-of-a-piece Fringe that bats well above its weight, attracting work from local, regional, national and international performers and companies.

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Here are our choices for Ludlow Fringe for 2023.

I want to see…

… some magic. Then see Kane and Abel: Twinpossible – magic and mayhem

… comedy improv. Then see Mates: The Improvised ’90s Sitcom or see Between Us: Sex, Lies & Improvisation

… some historical comedy theatre. Then see Rex Factor: Six wives of Henry VIII

… a frantic, comedic story about a man trying to please everyone. Then see Harvey Greenfield is Running Late

… a theatrical tribute to Tommy Cooper. Then see Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show

… a stand-up comedy show about alternative histories. Then see It Just So Happened: An Alternative History Show

… a theatrical transposition of a classic novel. Then see Hambledon Productions: Maybe Dick – An inventive retelling of Herman Melville’s classic tale

… a play by an acclaimed, award-winning writer. Then see John Osborne: Circled in The Radio Times

… a free show for all the family, an outdoor, by-the-river performance of Wind in the Willows. Then see Shakespeare Circus perform Wind in the Willows by the river on the Millennium Green

… a show of spoken word, poetry and comedy which shows that ageing doesn’t have to mean that you stop enjoying life and exploring new ideas. Then see Carol Robson: ’70’ A New Decade Of Fun

… something for toddlers. Then see Ludlow Tots Orchestra: Music and Fun for the Littluns

… live spoken word. Then see The Ludlow Poetry Slam

… some live jazz, an unmissable group of virtuoso jazz musicians playing swing, bosanova, be-bop and rumba. Then see Manos Puestas Trio

… a  family-friendly show that says, opera isn’t just for fancy people. Then see Madame Chandelier’s Night at the Opera

… a solo theatre piece, a tale of tempestuous relationships, a scandalous divorce, infamous jewel heist and a rescue at sea – all set against the backdrop of the Victorian Music Hall. Then see Marie Lloyd Stole My Life

… a  singer songwriter who “absolutely writes from the soul”. Then see Joe Bayliss: Fragile

… Shakespeare. Then see Shakespeare in the Castle. Flabbergast Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

… a legendary puppet show. Then see Scottish Falsetto Socks: Eurovision Sock Contest

… a solo show about love of music from a performer highly rated by FringeReview. Then see Rude Boys – Adventures with George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley’s first recording

… an acclaimed jazz singer. Then see Annette Gregory: Believe Tour 2023

We’ll add a few more tips, previews and features in the run up to, and during the fringe so do check back.