We are at the halfway point of this year’s festival! 30+ shows remain available to stream alongside live events including panel discussions Adapting Work in Lockdown (Thursday 1pm) & Storyelling & Biography in Theatre & Spoken Word (Friday 1pm) , The Journey to Sustainability on Friday afternoon & Sunday’s closing show with Ma Bessie. Register to watch all free content (please consider donating to the artists) and browse our pay-to-view shows
JUST A FEW OF OUR HIGHLIGHTS
WHITE: KOKO BROWN
“Deeply personal & innovative” The Stage ****
Blending spoken word, original songs and live vocal looping, this solo show from Roundhouse resident artist is about identity, being a mixed-race woman in contemporary Britain and always feeling an outsider.
Register and stream for free
ROALD DAHL & THE IMAGINATION SEEKERS, 25 July, 2pm
The Ancient Guild of Taletenders need your help! In this live interactive event the audience is right there in the Zoom room! From the team behind our marvellous Moomins event last weekend, explore stories from the legendary author such as The BFG & The Twits in this hour-long show, perfect for ages 6 and up. View the trailer & book
CONTINUED CONVERSATIONS WITH READING REFUGEE SUPPORT GROUP, FROM THURSDAY 23 JULY 3.30PM
Radio 3’s Fiona Talkington is joined by Iranian Kamyar Khezri (granted leave to remain just days after last year’s Conversations with Refugees at Reading Minster), human rights activist Thabo Makuyana, Reading Refugee Support Group (RRSG) CEO Nick Harborne and RRSG members originally from Kenya and South Sudan. Plus short theatre vignettes from Rank & File Theatre and music from Limpopo Groove. Register to watch
CABARET & DRAG!
Friday night is cabaret night here at Reading Fringe Digital! First up at
7.30pm is Madam Misfit’s Elixir of Swing: Tagged as the first female Chap Hop artist, Madam Misfit’s wonderful show is a heady cocktail of British banter, a dash of Hip Hop & Rap and a sprinkling of fresh Electro Swing beats! At 9pm Fringe favourite Crayola the Queen returns after Sunday’s family-friendly show with something for the grown-ups: Let’s Get Digital!, a live show filled to the brim with all the camp, comedy & colour you’ve come to adore!
|NATALIE BARNEY’S LAST SALON|
First staged as a solo show this February at Shakespeare’s Globe, Zelda playwright Kelly Burke has adapted the Modernist icon’s story into a short audio drama starring Augustina Seymour (Almeida, English Theatre Frankfurt) & Lucy Newman Williams (The Crown, Doctor Who). Register to watch
|ELEANOR CONWAY: YOU MAY RECOGNISE ME FROM TINDER 23 July, 7.30pm & WALK OF SHAME, 25 July, 8.30pm|
Two live shows from comedian Eleanor: tomorrow night the brand-new You May Recognise Me From Tinder takes in intimacy issues, sex work and never getting past that third date; on Saturday she presents the virtual version of her debut Walk of Shame, which sold out a 100-date, 10-country tour!