Surrey audiences can look forward to the welcome return of the Guildford Fringe Festival from Friday 24th June to Saturday 16th July 2022, with a packed program of over 100 live performances and arts events now on sale: http://guildfordfringefestival.com/.
The 2022 Festival program is as follows (Free Fringe events are marked with *):
Comedy: Gag House Comedy Superstars (Laura Lexx, Flo and Joan, Tom Lucy, Dave Fulton), 2 Mouthed Men (Daniel Stanger-Cornwell, James Hawley), Michael Akadiri, Kyle D Evans*, Strangers & Exiles, Sasha Ellen, Robyn Perkins, Nathan Cassidy, Stokes & Summers, Jack CampbellRussell Arathoon, Alex Hylton, Joe WellsAlex Lacey, Rob Kemp, Scott McPhersonJack Barry, Alistair Barrie, Simon Brodkin, Will Preston, Bright Club, Eryn Tett, Katie Pritchard, Nick Hall, The Improlectuals, Sounds Proper Comedy, James Dowdeswell, Juliette Burton, Pauly F Taylor, Jack Hester, Juliet Meyers, Ali WoodsDane Baptiste, Glenn Moore, Sallyann Fellowes, Cerys Bradley, Tom Mayhew, Richard Stott, Martian Geeses, No Mad Actors, Alice Fraser, Lew Fitz.
Theatre: Pinocchio Gets Wood – the Summer Adult Panto (Guildford Fringe Theater Company), The Magic Hatters Walking Tour (Kelly Robinson and Steve McShane), Grimm’s Sweary Tales (PuppeTails), Ode to Joyce (Apollo Theater Company), Sex is Another Language – the life, lusts and loves of Elizabeth Taylor (Creaction), A Double Bill from PPA (Performance Preparation Academy), Second Summer of Love (Pants on Fire), Much Ado About Nothing (Immersion Theatre), The Minotaur (All Greek To me).
Live music: Surrey Fringe Singers*, Opera on the Balcony*, Gary Jerry: The Piano Man*, Schubert: Journey of love, life and song (Fraser Harrington), Café de Swing, Rock Choir LIVE, Anthony Fort’s Guildford Songbook, Sing -A-Longa Pub Quiz, Mr. Meredith, Rob Johnston.
Cabaret: Burley Bottomless Brunch, Tickled Pink, Griffin & Jones, Laurie Black, Amber Topaz, Drag Bottomless Brunch, The Lock-in Cabaret.
Other events: poet Robert Garnham, Tanieth Kerr, Guildford Arts Summer Exhibition*, writing workshop with Paul Kerensa, Movie & A Meal series – Moulin Rouge!, Belfast, Minamata.
Venues for this year’s festival include Clandon Wood Nature Reserve, Guildford High Street, Holy Trinity Church, St Mary’s Church, The Fallen Angel, The Guildhall, The Keep Pub, The Mill Studio at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, The Star Inn and Zero Carbon Guildford.
Set up by the General Manager Nick Wyschna in 2013, Guildford’s largest independent multi-arts festival which Nick runs with his wife Charlotte Wyschna, is an open-access celebration featuring theatre, comedy, poetry, music, visual arts, performance families, conferences and free events.
Nick Wyschna said: “We’re back! I can’t tell you how excited Charlotte and I are about a ‘normal’ Fringe festival this year. It’s clearly not just us who are thrilled to return to live events as artists and producers have flocked and we have a packed entertainment schedule for you to enjoy. We have been away for a while but our values are still the same, we want that the arts are accessible to anyone who wants to enjoy them. With that in mind, I’m very happy to say that we have several free events during the Fringe and have kept the average ticket price around £9. We hope that means you can come and have fun with us.”
To visit GuildfordFringeFestival.com for the complete program and to reserve tickets. The ticketing telephone number is 01483 361101. During the Festival, the Fringe team will be at the Star Inn, Quarry Street, 7 days a week, 6-7pm, where they will organize ticketing for all Festival events and will be happy to chat.