Greater Manchester Fringe: Some Early Highlights

Here is how this unique fringe describes itself: The Greater Manchester Fringe first took place in 2012 with 6 different venues and a handful of shows in each. Since then then Greater Manchester Fringe grew each year with more performances, more ticket sales and more venues taking part We are a multi-venue open access arts festival providing support for all art forms to show their work, creating an arts community, encouraging first time participation in arts production and performances across Greater Manchester.”This year’s 2023 Fringe runs from 1st – 31st July and is their twelfth.

Here are our early theatre choices…

I want to see…

… some solo character theatre. Then see Buzzing

… a play that “explores the challenges contemporary artists face in the production of their art and the lengths they are willing to go to in order for their creations to be shared with an audience”. Then see A Theatre Show

… a 30 minute digital monologue set in 1922. Then see Tigers in the Wisteria

… a “one-woman show following the story of Yasmin, a sixteen-year-old girl from Scarborough, whose life isn’t sandcastles, arcades, and donkey rides… she finds herself pregnant and alone in the world.”. Then see Build a Rocket

… a  twice Offie-nominated comedy play combines monologue, song and (of course) drag in a love letter to hard-working Northerners and gender euphoria. Then see Wasteman

… a “one-man play focusing on the self-imposed exile of Oscar Wilde’s beau, Bosie (Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas) “. Then see BOSIE

… some family-friendly, storytelling-panto fun. Then see The Magic Bookmark

… some new writing, a new play. Then see Bright Lights City

… some hard-hitting new theatre,  the story of a young woman who survives childhood sexual abuse. Then see No further action

We’ll be adding more theatre choices as well as recommendations across all the genres in the run up to the fringe so do check back.