The Norwich Fringe Festival returns with a fantastic online programme!
It’s back! After six long years Norwich’s very own theatre and performing arts festival is set to make a return on the 18th-21st of March. Through online platforms, the internet will be treated to the wealth of talent our fine city has to offer with all new comedy, theatre, visual art and music.
Since the start of lockdown, the live entertainment industry has been hit particularly hard with the closure of several venues and many artists having to find work in other sectors. Projects such as the Fringe are wonderful reminders of the spectacular talent lying dormant throughout this difficult time and a celebration of the art, music and entertainment that has kept us going throughout lockdown.
At the time of writing this article, the line-up has yet to be announced, but we at ABC Taxis are so excited for this event that this is the space to watch for when that happens. If you happened across Chapelfield Gardens in the month of August, it would’ve been difficult to miss the impressive big top in the middle of the park. That was the exciting venue for The Norwich Fringe’s last event, the Interlude Fringe. The Interlude Fringe was a huge success and a roaringly refreshing time for all those who attended. In the evenings leading up to the event, the riotously funny Jimmy Carr sent audiences roaring with laughter and Norfolk Poet Luke Wright’s protests in verse were an energetic spectacle. If the Fringe is anything like the summer’s interlude, this online event will be one not to miss.
Day tickets are now available for the online event. Although the suggested price is £9 for four days, the pay-what-you-can ticket structure has cheaper options to make the wide array of wonderful activities all the more accessible for our community. With such a diverse selection of talent and performances, there’s sure to be a show that everybody can enjoy. Some of these performances may feature more mature themes, but the website encourages taking a look at the line-up to find shows that the whole family will have a fantastic time watching.
It’s hard to sit still waiting for such an exciting programme of events. If you’re as thrilled for the Norwich Fringe Festival as we are, you can keep up to date on all of the news announcements on their website, twitter and Facebook page. If you’d like to get involved, their website includes callouts for performers and artist as well as opportunities to volunteer. We’ve all missed live art so if you would like to contribute, here’s your chance to get stuck in!