THE programme for this year’s Salisbury Fringe theatre festival has been launched.

The event, which is in its second year, will bring local writers and professional actors together to perform ‘bite-sized’ plays in pubs and cafes in Salisbury.

Julian Demetriadi, managing director of marketing and public relations company CommunicationsPoint, came up with the idea last year.

The festival launches on October 3 at the Chapel Nightclub with a comedy night, including the live recording of a brand new, locally written radio sketch show.

The following day begins with Installations, new solo pieces by Salisbury writers performed by professional actors in response to works by artist Henny Burnett. There will then be a performance called Disconnect, a contemporary collaboration between NewRED Studio and professional local actor Sam Holland. Next there will be 3D writing, a performance of monologues written in response to handcrafted works by ceramic artist Mirka Golden-Hann who is resident at Salisbury Arts Centre.

And Professor Fringenstein will then be bringing his science-based theatre performance for children to the Cross Keys Shopping Centre in the afternoon.

In the evening, Short Cuts, new short plays by Salisbury writers, will be performed at The Cloisters pub.

On October 5, the final day of the festival, there will be a scriptwriting course for beginners called Stop Making Sense, by Angela Street, who is a tutor and script editor who runs Scriptwriter’s Doo Dah. A drama will be performed at Boston Tea Party called Crossed Wires, by Nevertheless Productions, followed by Juno Theatre Shorts, plays by local women writers.

Closing the event will be more plays by local writers, called Rough Cuts, held at Cosy Club.

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