Alty Fringe festival will go ahead despite restrictions

Roy Locke as The Phantom in Music of the Night

Writer:

Paul Genty

30 Oct 2020

Altrincham-based two-week event announces second week's line-up

November’s Alty Fringe festival is to go ahead as a full two-week event despite the Government’s Tier 3 anti-coronavirus measures, the organiser has confirmed.

Alty Fringe, at the Garrick Theatre in Altricham, will showcase the region’s drama, musical theatre, comedy, and live music talent. The festival, originally planned for a week’s run (November 23-29), was quickly extended to two weeks and now ends on December 6.

The previously-announced first week’s line-up includes disco legends Odyssey, actor Andrew Lancel in Swan Song, Fascinating Aida’s Dillie Keane, Something About Simon, Hi Sienna, The Very Best of Tommy Cooper and Hurrah For The Pirate King.

The newly-announced week two programme includes Crissy Rock in dark comedy monologues Deathly Confessions, hit makers Doctor & The Medics, Shakespeare comedy Hamlet-ish, Abba and Beatles tributes and top West End stars in musical show Music Of The Night.

Event Organiser Max Eden has been working with the Altrincham Garrick to bring live theatre and the arts back safely to the area, by staging the Fringe-style series of events operating under strict safety measures such as socially-distanced capacity in the redesigned auditorium, one-way systems, hand sanitizer stations and other measures.

Organiser Max Eden explained, “The aim of the series is to show theatre can return safely and offer a platform for artists to perform in front of a live audience once again. I am absolutely delighted to reveal our extra week and full programme for the inaugural Alty Fringe, we have something for all tastes and a high calibre of performers across the two weeks.“

Full information and booking here