The countdown is on for the launch of this year’s Durham Fringe Festival and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the organisers to deliver a festival everyone can enjoy.
Taking place from Tuesday 26 until Sunday 31 July, Durham Fringe provides the perfect opportunity to showcase a range of student performances and host visiting theatre companies in The Assembly Rooms Theatre this summer.
No less than five shows from Durham Student Theatre companies will be taking place at venues across the city. Each of the shows is a new production, written, directed and performed by our talented students. Performances range from the new Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) musical ‘Leaves on the line’, to the darkly comic ‘Cottage’ from Sightline Productions.
Award-winning comedy sketch troupe Durham Review, promise to bring laughter to Durham Town Hall, performing in front of a home crowd. Having established themselves as one of the most well known student comedy groups in the country, Durham Review will be just one of several student shows honing their new material before heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. Theoretical physicist and stand-up comedian Dr Fran Chadha-Day from our Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology will also be performing. Exploring the stuff that makes up the universe, she’ll be answering the bizarre science questions she gets from her friends and family and showing the funny side of science.
Our very own Assembly Rooms Theatre is one of the main venues hosting three shows throughout the festival. Situated on North Bailey, just behind the World Heritage Site, this traditional theatre will be welcoming new audiences to enjoy the recently refurbished facilities which include improved disabled access and a new bar. Full details of the Durham Fringe Festival shows including all Durham student performances can be found on the website. Tickets can be booked online.