The 2019 Fringe Festival has now drawn to a close after a highly-successful fortnight of performances.
The Fringe kicked-off in style at The Mission Theatre on Friday 24th May with a Tantalising Tasters Launch Party evening! Audiences were invited to enjoy appetite-whetting 10 minute tasters of upcoming performances. A full-house were mesmerised for 3 hours with scenes inspired by Shakespeare, modern day dilemmas, OS maps, political parties, abuse, Greek tragedy and the world of panto. Scenes were peppered with dramatic cliff hangers, beautiful singing and hilarious comedy. The ever popular Fringe Fizz also went down a treat! Audience members were joined by The Mayor of Bath and The Mayoress, who became the first members of Helen Wood’s O.S. Map Fan Club, winning a scrumptious bar of Kendall Mint Cake!
The first week of Fringe events opened with Derekk Ross’ 45 minute one-man play; AUTOLYCUS! This witty and cleverly written show ran for 4 performances and later received a spectacular 5 star review. Week 1 also saw Greek mythology made modern by Bedivere Arts, sell-out comedy by Gerard Harris, an intimate and rhythmic evening with guitarist Rob Johnson, thought-provoking new writing by Exit Pursued by Panda Theatre Company and Atomic Clock, as well as side-splitting and informative map fun from Helen Wood!
The second week of Fringe frolics opened with Mechanimal’s latest work; Vigil. A work-in progress this show left audiences wanting more! More great music was enjoyed in the second week with ensemble choir singing from Wildcat Queenz as Christmas came early! And a light-hearted evening of murder ballads with The Hamoaze Band. London-based performers, Jose and Charlie from Moving Pieces wowed audiences with their physical theatre piece; Total Eclipse, and Bath University Theatre Society did the double on the closing weekend with Skakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet and the hilarious Party.
The 2019 Fringe Festival has been another successful fortnight of performances at The Mission. With intriguing Q&A’s, great reviews and lots of fun, The Mission Theatre Team can’t wait to host more Fringe events in 2020.