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New fringe festival to be launched in Plymouth

Theatre Royal Plymouth. Photo: Christian Sinibaldi
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A new fringe festival is being launched in Plymouth, which will combine theatre and live performance in a week-long event.

The Plymouth Fringe Festival is being produced by Toast, a new theatre development organisation, in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth, the Barbican Theatre and Peninsula Arts.

It will be held between May 25 and 30 and will see performances take place in Theatre Royal Plymouth’s studio space, as well as at the Barbican, the House – Plymouth University’s new performing arts centre – and in pop-up spaces across the city.

Organisers are hoping to schedule more than 50 performances across the five days and applications to perform at the inaugural festival are now open.

David Prescott, artistic associate of Theatre Royal Plymouth, said: “The Plymouth Fringe Festival is an exciting opportunity for the people of Plymouth to experience a huge range of theatre from local, regional and national companies in the first ever event of this kind in the city.”