Live Theatre returns to Manchester next month with a new two week, Covid-secure live arts event staged at the Altrincham Garrick Playhouse. It is confirmed that the festival is able to go ahead in the regions Tier 3 restrictions.
Alty Fringe will showcase the amazing talent from the region and beyond, with everything from drama, musical theatre, children’s shows, comedy, and live music. The festival was originally being staged from Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th November, however an extra week has been added and the event now ends on Sunday 6 December, the organisers can now reveal the remainder of the programme which is now on sale.
Following the recent announcement of the week one line-up which includes disco legends Odyssey, 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 week two programme has just been announced and includes Crissy Rock in dark comedy monologues Deathly Confessions, hit makers Doctor & The Medics, a 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 Playhouse to bring live theatre and the arts back safely to the community, by staging the ‘Fringe Style’ series of events. putting in place several Covid safety measures which include – reduced socially distanced capacity in the redesigned auditorium, one-way systems, hand sanitizer stations, along with other safety measures in the foyers and other areas.
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.
Organiser Max Eden explains “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. I know there is a lot of confusion to what you can and cannot do in these troubled times, but I want to confirm to everyone that the festival can and will continue within the Tier 3 restrictions.
“I have created a new platform for the arts and live entertainment which can be enjoyed safely, and I have worked with the Garrick Theatre to ensure the visit is Covid-Secure. I would like to re-assure everyone attending that will be a safe experience. That does mean we have limited seats on sale, so tickets are sure to go fast. Theatre is coming back, and I’m excited that not only do we have one week, but now two weeks of incredible performances!”