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Preview: The Greater Manchester Fringe 2014

May 29, 2014


The Greater Manchester Fringe is back for its third year in July and is looking for writers, artists, comedians, musicians, producers and event organisers to put on shows. Eighteen venues around Greater Manchester participated in 2013, hosting more than 200 events, from innovative art exhibitions to award-winning plays and comedians. Big names mixed with new talent […]

Stroker’s Picks: GM Fringe – The Final Week

July 24, 2013


The final week of GM Fringe is here. and what a exceptionally packed month its been! From lost plays coming back to the stage through to stand-ups storming Salford via musical interludes at Band on the Wall, its been a month to remember – and it’s not over yet! Lets have a look what the […]

Norris and Parker: All of Our Friends are Dead – LIVE!

July 23, 2013


Regular readers here on the Fiction Stroker will know that I’m a big supporter of Norris and Parker’s quirky brand of surreal comedy. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to preview their new Edinburgh show, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. You know that you’re probably in for a treat when someone’s laughing before […]

GM Fringe: Rotten Apples

July 19, 2013


What do you call the man Sgt. Spallen has down in the cells? An ambulance. Originally broadcast on Channel 4 in 1989, Rotten Apples has never been seen again – until now. Written by Niall Leonard (now better known as Mr. 50 Shades of Grey – his wife is E L James) and set in […]

GM Fringe: New Dawn Fades

July 16, 2013


The Factory Records world is a very sexy and attractive one. Combining the punk and alternative scenes, bands such as A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column and of course Joy Division sprang out of the record label. Dominating characters such as Bez, Peter Hook and Martin Hannett all circled around Factory Records manager and local TV […]

GM Fringe: Suspended in Space

July 9, 2013


Getting trapped in a lift at a sci-fi convention with a fading star of a creaky old show, an extra dressed as a half-robot, half-crab and an over excitable fan of said science-fiction show might not be your idea of fun, but you’d be surprised how profound and human Keith Temple’s new black comedy Suspended […]

Stroker’s Picks: GM Fringe Week 2 & Nowt Part Of Festival!

July 8, 2013


The sun is definitely out and the heat is on – it’s a very busy week in Manchester for culture vultures. Manchester International Festival has got the crowds piling into the city, but there’s also the Greater Manchester Fringe and the Nowt Part Of Festival also begins this week over in Salford. We’ve got the […]