Shaftesbury Fringe Chairman Relieved That Over Fifty Shows Are Registered So Far

The co-chairman of Shaftesbury Fringe, James Thrift, is relieved that over 50 performances have been booked for the event which takes place at the end of August.

James is hopeful that more venues and acts will sign up once the government make their position clear on future social distancing requirements and audience capacity.

Rob Neely (left) and James Thrift

Co-chairman Rob Neely is excited that new venues will host Fringe performers this year. Pamplemousse on Bell St and The King’s Arms pub will join the event. In 2019, pre-pandemic, Shaftesbury Fringe was England’s third-largest performance festival