Alton Arts Festival - July 2024
As our contribution to this exciting event, we are having great fun designing a programme of stand-out moments from the Fringe's 35 year history to make a delightful evening of richly varied entertainment.
This will be presented in the Studio at Wessex Arts Centre, Alton College and further details will be posted here as they become available.
Meanwhile - be sure to mark in the date - Monday 8th July 7:45 !
Breaking the Code - Nov 2024
Our next full production will be Hugh Whitemore's powerful portrayal of the life of Alan Turing, the mathematical genius who played a key role in cracking the Enigma code and shortening the Second World War.
Performances will be in November - details to follow.
A triumph for Director Louise Biddiss with her bold and clear conception of how this play could be realised in the Fringe's characteristically intimate style. Through her skilful management of the rehearsal period she inspired exceptional early commitment from the cast and created a particularly happy and productive atmosphere throughout.
Michael Biddiss' special adaptation enabled the humour of Chekhov's 'comedy' to shine through in a way which delighted, and often surprised, the audiences.
30th March - 1st April 2023
A powerful and timely production
Conceived by Steve Gerlach and adopted as our next production by The Fringe three months before the COVID pandemic - that other plague - struck, this production, after three long and extraordinary years is at last accomplished.
Audiences emerged from the three performances moved - sometimes to tears - and deeply impressed by the quality of the production. You will find a gallery of Ian Dumelow's superb dress-rehearsal photographs, and Peter Allwright's wonderfully insightful review on the dedicated page HERE
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.
Interested In Joining?
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.