The Great Yorkshire Fringe returns in Summer 2018! The festival has wowed York with three years of festivities on Parliament Street, and for 2017 took comedy, variety and family entertainment to even more locations in the heart of the city. The festival will fill the historic city centre of York with comedians, musicians, food and drink enthusiasts, as well as residents and visitors, young both in body and soul.
The hugely popular The Great Yorkshire Fringe will bring an eclectic mix of comedy, theatre, cabaret and magic shows, as well as the best food and drink the North has to offer to York for an eleven-day festival. Now in its fourth year, the festival offers a wide variety of entertainment for everybody from proud Yorkies to the curious under-tens; the magic show admirer to the jazz connoisseur. All served up with a feast of food stalls and cementing itself as one of the biggest events in York’s cultural calendar The festival will put the City Centre in the spotlight as it transforms Parliament Street into a village green with the spectacular White Rose Rotunda and Turn Pot Spiegeltents, and host events at the stunning Grand Opera House and pop up venues throughout the city.
The Great Yorkshire Fringe has headlining and popular names such as such as Omid Djalili, Stephen K Amos, Tony Slattery and Gyles Brandreth, award-winning household names join the lineup including Monty Python founding member Michael Palin CBE who will be in conversation with comedy historian Robert Ross. Meanwhile Reginald D Hunter, whose TV appearances include BBC 2 series Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South, will be showcasing new material with a one-off performance on Saturday 28thJuly at the Grand Opera House. Britain’s Got Talent 2018 champion and winner of BBC New Comedy Award Lost Voice Guy takes a sideways look at inspiration internet memes with an additional date at The White Rose Rotunda announced due to popular demand. Viral sensation Rachel Parris, star of BBC’s The Mash Report, is to showcase some of her best bits, from her trademark comic anthems, to her all-too relatable, bittersweet stand-up, alongside brand new material.
For more information visit www.greatyorkshirefringe.com