Meet Fringeon: 2017 Fringe Festival Shows Announced

The sixteenth annual outing of the Prague Fringe Festival promises passion, politics, punchlines...and a pigeon!

Taking place from May 26–June 3 2017, the 16th annual Prague Fringe offers over 230 performances across seven Malá Strana venues nestled between the landmarks of the Prague Castle and Charles Bridge.

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Some of the world’s top theatre makers will appear in the Czech capital during those nine days, a period that is highly anticipated by Prague theatre lovers who are hungry for the fest’s English-langauge and no-language-barrier shows.

This year’s stand-outs, says festival founder and director Steve Gove, include:

“British comedy writer and director Henry Naylor’s multi-award-winning show Angel, a one-off reading from Fringe guru Jim Haynes’ new book, and fresh out of drama school, the exceptional Tooth+Nail with their new show Hummingbird which took Edinburgh and Australia by storm.” 

Loud Poets
Loud Poets

Fringe is also tackling some thought-provoking issues this year with many shows in the programme focussing on the turbulent political landscape of recent years.

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ProtestHessDomesticAge of ConsequenceBangNo More Miss America and two shows by British comedian Sajeela Kershi: Immigrant Diaries and Paradise Beneath Her Feet, all explore different political aspects of contemporary society.

There’s also a burgeoning Nordic season in store for fans of the Scandinavian vibe, supported by the Swedish and Norwegian Embassies.

No More Miss America
No More Miss America

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The innovative Teater Slava are returning to Prague for the third time with two productions: Kontra Alt and What If… (a children’s show in a purpose-built dome). Norwegian Viggo Venn (one half of comedy duo Zach & Viggo) is also back after successful sell-out tour of the Australian festival circuit.

This year sees the introduction of a newly-launched Family Fringe showcase event, a free, hour-long preview of the various kids shows on offer, held at La Loca Bar & Lounge (at Mosaic House) on Saturday May 27 from 3pm, as well as the annual Fringe Sunday marketplace on Sunday May 28 from 2:30pm, also free entry.

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Hummingbird, Tooth & Nail Theatre Company
Hummingbird, Tooth & Nail Theatre Company

The new visual identity of the festival was created by local designer and artist Alina Shupikova who took on the task of re-inventing the festival’s image and creating the new Fringe mascot – Fringeon.

Tickets and a full festival program are now available on-line.

16th Prague Fringe Festival
May 26–Saturday June 3

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