For it’s 19th year in a row, London Fringe Festival is back once again! There is something for everyone, from over 40 entertainment acts like magicians, comedies, dance and poetry. Not only does Fringe have these entertainment acts, but there is also Fringe Visual, which is different artists showing off and even selling their pieces.
From local talent, to individuals from London, England, people have gathered together to take part in this annual festival.
Tuesday night was the first show, where every single performer got to do a little 2 minute act to showcase their show.
Eric Davis, who is a comedian and does a show called, Red Bastard: Lie With Me, was one of the individuals there and he explained why Fringe is so important and great for audiences.
“It’s something different. I think we all have the sameness in that encroaches into our lives and Fringe Festival is this explosion of art and beauty and sometimes strangeness that sometimes something sublimely awful. You don’t know what you’re going to get, but you know it’s going to be interesting.”
Fringe’s Executive Producer, Kathy Navackas, told me why Fringe is so important to her.
“I just love the unknown. It’s ‘I haven’t seen these shows, but I am so excited to see these shows’, because you just don’t know. And I find that just the anticipation, it’s better than Christmas Eve for me.”
Theatre has changed so many of these individuals lives. Hailey Hill for example, is the director of Gamer Boy, which is a one man show staring Patrick Avery-Kenny. Hill explains how theatre has changed them.
“It’s so important, for so many people it’s a safe place, for me and for Pat it’s a safe place. But it’s how we make friends, it’s a community. And theatre in London is just a wonderful way to get involved, but also it’s just a nice safe place where people can escape what’s going on.”
Fringe shows begin Wednesday night, and no ticket is above $15. There are also free admission for some shows. Most of the performers have many shows going on in the next 11 days.
The London Fringe Festival opening day is packed! All performers get to speak tonight about each of their shows! Shows will go on for the next 12 days, and tickets are still available but selling out fast! More information to come on the website of 106.9 the X! #ldnont #londonfrindge #festival #performers #theatre #art