Archive for July, 2012


The Final Post

Friday, 13 July, 2012

Fringe Report is no more. Thanks to everyone who visited, commented, or was mentioned here.

This site will remain online, but will no longer be added to. Please feel free to browse the history.


End of Fringe Report Drinks

Friday, 6 July, 2012

As you may know, Fringe Report closes for ever on its 10th anniversary, which is Thursday 12 July 2012.

We’re inviting all our friends and colleagues to drinks at 19:30 at Henry’s in Covent Garden, details below. If you can be in London that night, we’ll look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday 12 July 2012 at 19:30.
Henry’s Café Bar
5-6 Henrietta Street,


A Secular Mystery Play in Brunswick Square

Wednesday, 4 July, 2012

Saturday 14 July, 2.00 – 6.00pm. Brunswick Square, London WC1N

An echo of Bloomsbury’’s radical and creative heritage, the Bloomsbury Mystery Play will be a living tableaux of costume, pageantry and song conceived by artists J&K / Janne Schäfer and Kristine Agergaard with Neal Brown and Hilary Koob-Sassen taking place on and around a sculptural platform created by Danish artist FOS.

This event is organised by Camden Arts Centre in the spirit of Bruce Lacey’s ritual performance works of the 1980s and to accompany his exhibition.

A secular mystery, in Brunswick Square

As a theatrical form, mystery plays were traditionally used to embellish biblical stories but the Bloomsbury Mystery Play will narrate a more secular journey through ideologies of contemporary living; the rituals of daily life, our interactions with others and the possibilities for arranging the world around us. This is an eccentric celebration of the peculiar and the visionary: a platform for voices crying out how things might be.

No ticket required.

More information is available at:


Edinburgh Preview: Les Dennis in Jigsy

Tuesday, 3 July, 2012

Upstairs at the Gatehouse: 28/29 July only

Remember Ken Dodd? Tommy Cooper? Mick Miller? Jigsy does.

Over the last thirty years he’s worked with them all – and he’ll tell you the stories to prove it. From the laughs down the pub to the horror stories of when it goes wrong on stage, Jigsy was there – permanent pint in hand.

With sweat, smoke and failure clinging to his faded dinner jacket, he now works the dying Liverpool club circuit.This is Jigsy’s story: reliving the glamour and grit of his younger days, he now broods on the success he might have had. But despite it all he keeps on getting back up on stage.The audiences might be dwindling, but Jigsy always has a gag that sends them home laughing.

Tony Staveacre’s blisteringly funny new play stars Les Dennis.

Saturday 28th at 8.00pm. Sunday 29th July at 4.00pm. Tickets £14 (concs £10)