The Plague in rehearsal

Matt DeQuincey as Rambert, Rod Sharp as Grand, Simon Brencher as Dr Rieux, James Willis as Tarrou, Joseph De Payrecaye as (bolshy) Cottard

The cast for The Plague consists of the five named characters (above) and the chorus. So far rehearsals have been held separately, but from Saturday 11 February we will all be together.

This is proving to be a cleverly written and extremely moving play which will be a considerable emotional experience for all of us. As well, needless to say, as the audiences.

Details and link for tickets on the production page here

Emerging from the Pandemic years in good heart

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We have emerged from the pandemic years with two successful live productions under our belt, first ZigZag - our own Simon Applegarth's celebration of the life of Gilbert White of Selborne. Taking the form of a voice drama, he wrote it originally for Whites' 300th anniversary in 2020, but after a series of delays due to the pandemic it was eventually staged this summer, first in Alton and then in the barn at White's home in Selborne, The Wakes.

And then came Top Girls - directed by Cath Gerlach and being spoken of as one of the best things the Fringe has ever done.

About Us

Alton Fringe Theatre formed in 1988 when a diverse and talented group found themselves working together for an Alton Arts Week ‘all-comers-welcome’ production of Murder in the Cathedral, under the inspiring direction of Patrick Sandford.

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Alton Fringe Theatre is a local theatre group who take members from the age of seventeen upwards. There are no fees or subscriptions, just a willingness to get involved and contribute to whatever the group decides as the next project.