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Prague Fringe Festival

For those of you lucky enough to be in Prague between 27 May to 4 June, you'll be in time for the annual Fringe Festival.

Over the course of two weeks, there were will be over 270 performances of 40 different show in a variety of small venues around the city centre. Most of the programme is performed in English, with lots of exciting English, Irish, Scottish and American production companies descending on Prague for the festival. Expect a lot of creative energy and some really good shows along the way.

Tickets are very reasonable, at 150czk a show, or Fringe Voucher for 600czk (five shows for the price of four).

So if you're heading to Prague in the next fortnight, it is worth having a look at the programme and seeing if there is anything that catches your eye.

See you at Fringe!


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Marcus, thank you for this information. In planning our trip for next year, we were trying to decide when to schedule our Eastern Europe tour. As you mention this is an annual event, and the tour begins in Prague, I will check out the (possible) Fringe dates for 2017 and schedule my tour accordingly. Thanks again!

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Fringe Update:

The festival is well underway; in fact we are exactly half way through the programme. If you're in Prague between now and Saturday, there still lots of really good shows, well worth checking out. Also, most of the venues in located in Mala Strana, making it a short hop from one to the other. Word-of-mouth is also a great seller, and I have gone to see shows based on the recommendations of audience members and volunteers that I've met at the venues.

The headline act is Men with Coconuts, an UK improve troupe. They hold court each evening in the Malastranska Beseda at 22.45. I saw them on Saturday evening, and I'll be heading back to see them again tomorrow.

Also worth a look is a one-woman show, A Living, by Caroline Liversidge, in which she discusses the difficulty of working for a living, or living to work, in modern London. Thought-provoking and intimate, it will make you question your own relationship with your working life.

For those of with an historical interest, Dear Mister Kaiser by the Heretical Historians looks very promising. That opens today at 16:45. In fact, I'm just about to run out the door to it now. The other show that has been recommended to me for today (closes tomorrow) is Thorn, playing at Divadlo Kampa at 18:30. Finally, Loud Poets, a Scottish poetry slam group, promise to make some noise with their high-energy show which opens tomorrow at 23:00.

All in all, lots to see and do, and a great atmosphere, centred around the Fringe HQ at Malastranksa Beseda. So what, are you waiting for, go see some Fringe!