We can’t wait to share our amazing line-up of comedy, dance, drag, drama, exhibitions, family shows, film, music, panels, spoken word, talks, theatre & more! Join us for the Festival Launch from 7pm on Friday, 30+ recorded shows streaming from that night and another 30 live over the 10 days!
COMEDY AT READING FRINGE DIGITAL!
With venues facing closure and #savelivecomedy trending last week we are proud to once again be presenting the best in stand-up, sketch & more. We have solo shows from rising stars Sasha Ellen, Preet Singh, Eleanor Conway & Emily J Rooney; clowning & magic show Entrée; all-female improv group Hell Yeah!; local talent including Reading University Comedy Society and the Rising Sun’s Zap Project; The Laurel & Hardy Cabaret; and comedians tell true stories in Tales of Whatever
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From Friday until 26 July we will bringing over 50 events direct to wherever you are with Reading Fringe Digital. You can register to access all free content (with the option of donating to the artists) & book tickets for our pay-to-view shows.
LIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH CREATIVES!
From this Saturday – with Taking Theatre Online – until 25 July we are hosting daily conversations with Fringe artists, hosted by creatives from South Street, Progress Theatre, Dance Reading & more. At 1pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends, they are free to attend, will be live captioned and include Archive & Documentation Through Photography, From Dusseldorf to Reading Fringe, Adapting Work in Lockdown & Taking Comedy Digital. View the full line-up
READING FRINGE DIGITAL HIGHLIGHTS!
NOT SO QUIET ON THE WELSH FRONT
A World War, evacuated children, a woman with a secret and a beautiful stranger combine in this radio drama told from a Brummie teddy bear’s perspective. The cast includes BBC radio actor Oliver Hume, newcomer Catherine Hugh, West End regular Valentine Hanson and the play’s writer-director Natalie Wilcox, who previously appeared at the Fringe with Zap Comedy & Natalie’s Marvellous Mishmash of Musicals and will be taking part in a post-show Q&A on Saturday Register to watch from 18 July at 2pm
A free family-friendly show from Reading Fringe favourite – and last year’s face of the festival – Crayola the Queen!
Don’t miss this unique blend of interactive story-telling and songs that creates a playful, child-appropriate Sunday afternoon drag show to inspire and delight audience members of all ages!
THE STORIES YOUR MOTHER WILL TELL YOU
After her Mixtape Rock ‘n’ Roll shows at last year’s Fringe, seasoned international performer & Global Cafe regular Nicole Monique Johnson returns next Sunday evening with a series of songs and stories of a time not so long ago in America. Expect Gospel, Folk, Classical, plus acapella anthems, rhythm and rhyme. Register to watch on Sunday 19 July