The Old Man and the Sea – Imùlè Theatre


A family show for ages 8-80+. Hemingway’s classic tale is brought to life using a uniquely engaging style of storytelling with exquisite harp playing and singing mixed with a powerful and physical narrative. Following a sell-out run in the Alma Tavern Theatre in Bristol. Imùlè Theatre is a cross-cultural theatre group drawing on performance traditions (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PH, United Kingdom


Mahatma Bandee


David and Elodie play a selection of acoustic rhythm, blues and folk in Swans Yard. Guest starring any of the rest of the band who can be persuaded out of bed on a Sunday morning. Grab a coffee from the café and enjoy a mellow start to the day. Free / Pass the Hat (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Venue Phone: 01747 850944

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Address:
High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JQ


Nobody’s Business


Nobody’s Business, a highly talented, locally based acoustic guitar duo, play a fabulous selection of early fingerpicking blues and folk at Swans Yard. Come and relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. Seating and refreshments available. Free / Pass the Hat (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850944

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Address:
High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JQ


Monsters – Richard Todd


Like a piece of forgotten sellotape stuck to a wall, neurotic ditherer Richard clings to nothing but his place on the earth; may his grip hold for an hour of misplaced loyalties, inner demons and salad. Hailed as “Wonderfully funny” by The Scotsman and “a smart surrealist” by The Independent. Free/ Pass the hat www.richardtoddcomedy.com (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Loose Connections


Loose Connections, the ever popular, local, good time band, are set to play at the Ugly Ducking Café in Swans Yard, where you can come and relax outside, with a barbeque and refreshments available. Free / Pass the Hat (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850944

Venue Website:

Address:
High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JQ


Husband of the Bride – Luke Graves


Stand up comedy about love, marriage, Hamster Hotels and a bad start to a honeymoon. “It take a special kind of comedian to make me laugh and he is one,” – Audience Member. “The guy can tell a story, he can set up a punch line, he can handle an audience,” – TV Guru www.lukegraves.co.uk (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 80200

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Address:
Mustons Yard, Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AD, United Kingdom


Titan – Sunil Patel


A naturally unperturbed person, Sunil finds laughs in the bleakest of topics. His calm, considered stand-up and his deviously sharp writing has seen him reach and/or win the finals of numerous competitions. He also stars in Channel 5’s mockumentary series, Borderline, about ropey airport border control officers. “Beautifully funny” Evening Standard Free / Pass the (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    1:05 pm - 2:05 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Parental Guidance – Andy Stedman


A great opportunity to see his new show before he takes it to Edinburgh this year!   Guitar-slinging London-based comedian Andy is a new dad to young Freddie Elvis, and is taking the responsibility very seriously indeed. Topics include romance, school, friendships, music and sport… “His songs are genuinely funny.” – BROADWAY BABY Free / Pass (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AW, United Kingdom


Live Music – Beirfas Band


Dorset Musicians, Bierfass, play a unique mix of polkas, waltzes and drinking tunes combined with British pop and other well known songs. The result is a foot stomping, thigh slapping, singing and dancing oompah experience! (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 855477

Venue Website:

Address:
24 St James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE, United Kingdom


Afternoon Harmonies – Hummingbird


Live acoustic music from folk/jazz/country duo, Hummingbird. Liz and Charlie perform classic songs with an individual twist, with an emphasis on toe-tapping melodies and beautiful harmonies. Free / Pass the Hat www.hummingbirdsong.co.uk (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 858575

Venue Website:

Address:
9 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HZ, United Kingdom


Samantha Sings the Seekers


In 1963 Judith Durham (a shy young Australian jazz singer) joined Keith, Bruce and Athol (from The Escorts) to form The Seekers. Samantha will entrance you with all their biggest hits: The Carnival Is Over, Georgy Girl and many, many more. The Stagenewspaper said of her voice: “Perfection.” www.samantha.co.uk £10 on the door or to reserve seats 07710 878 178 (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Address:
Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PH, United Kingdom


Testify – Tez Ilyas


Tez Ilyas feels on trial. He’s decided to testify against all the assumptions the world has of him. Tez is not to be missed with this smart and subversive show, ahead of its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe. “Ilyas has a slickness more reminiscent of US comics, and the gags to back it up” – (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


Musical Theatre Delights – Stagecoach Shaftesbury


Students will be presenting show numbers from their current performance list. Now in its 10th year the celebrations start here! They are led by principle Diana Waterman, who is trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Free / Pass the Hat www.stagecoach.co.uk/shaftesbury (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 854993

Venue Website:

Address:
Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP78PH, United Kingdom


Sebastian Hayes – Besieged


A reading of Besieged, a psychological thriller. Separatist guerrillas in an imaginary country have carried out a botched kidnapping. Instead of the target they have ended up with a young English woman – what to do with her when they are surrounded by police? Free / Pass the Hat www.sebastianhayes.info (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 858575

Venue Website:

Address:
9 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HZ, United Kingdom


Rita Barrington – Literally Allsorts


Rita presents her one woman show entitled ‘Literally Allsorts’. Assorted characters come to life with just a few slight costume changes. She also includes some of her own poetry and readings. She won an award for the ‘Best Variety Show’ at last year’s Shaftesbury Fringe as Miss Marie LLoyd. Free / Pass the Hat www.barrington-asoundvoice.co.uk (more…)

  • Literally Allsorts
    July 2, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Royal British Legion Hall, Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PF, United Kingdom


Harriet Kemsley’s New Show


Multi award winning stand up Harriet Kemsley’s new show is about trying to be a Nasty Woman when just getting through the day can be hard enough. Tour Support for Katherine Ryan and Isy Suttie. Harriet’s appeared on: Radio4, Radio1, and Channel4. ‘A very funny new stand up,’ Time Out www.harrietkemsley.com Free Entry, Pass the (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


The Regina Monologues – Frome Drama Club


One man. Six wives. A feast of stories – witty, feisty, melancholic, bucolic, hysterical, wistful, never dull. The ‘Donald Trump’ of 1517 has his wives dragged kicking and screaming into 2017. Love, betrayal, miscarriages, affairs, and a shared loathing of all things ginger. By Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer. .£5 on the door or to (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Address:
Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8PH, United Kingdom


It Was Funnier In My Head – Andrew White


17-year-old Andrew White presents his one-man show ahead of his debut at Edinburgh Fringe, waxing lyrical on everything from passing out in PE to his travels in China, and everything else about his life as a parent-dependent college student. Introduced and warmed up by his Dad! Free/ Pass the hat Age 13+ www.facebook.com/StandUpAW . (more…)

  • Free Admission
    July 2, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


Fights Like a Girl! – Sajeela Kershi


My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.” – Maya Angelou. Award-winning comedian Sajeela delivers hilarious multicultural comedy, putting up her dukes and picking her battles. “Smart, funny with a mischievous glint” The Times. Free / Pass the (more…)

  • July 2, 2017 - July 3, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

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Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


T. rex: A Pack of Lies


T Rex A Pack of Lies. The True Story of One Man’s Accidental Fact Matt Brierley An uplifting rollercoaster of travel, adventure, coincidence and dinosaurs. Matt Brierley brings his Edinburgh and Bristol sellout to Shaftesbury Arts Centre. Have you ever had that feeling that something was wrong? That someone wasn’t quite telling you the truth? (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 854321

Venue Website:

Address:
13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom

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Two Posh Tw*ts – Jo Duncan and Eliza Fraser


Jo Duncan and Eliza Fraser are both more than a little bit posh, and both deal with it by drinking too much. This year, they are debuting their Edinburgh show here at Shaftesbury Fringe, so come along and support them “before we lose our nerve”. The Scotsman praised Eliza as “a witty compere”. £5 on (more…)

  • Sunday Show
    July 2, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850 580

Venue Website:

Address:
The Commons, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JA, United Kingdom


The Little Folk Fox – Anne- Louise Richards


Anne-Louise is set to delight and entertain, with an eclectic medley of folk and traditional songs, each telling its own tale. There is sure to be something for everyone! Free – Pass the Hat www.facebook.com/annelouiserichards (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 851122

Venue Website:

Address:
25 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


Jacob Hulland – Absurdities from an Armchair


The 16-year-old winner of Shaftesbury Fringe 2016’s ‘Best in Fringe Youth Award’, Jacob returns with his new show, ‘Absurdities from an Armchair’. Spend 45 minutes in Jacob’s quirky company with his unique views on everything from politics to ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. You can also catch Jacob on Sherborne’s Abbey 104 Radio from (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


Andy Brice – Unplugged (Nearly)


Andy returns to the courtyard of Shaftesbury Wines to play laid back and lively favourites from Pink Floyd to modern classics. Buy a bottle of wine from the shop and kick back with a glass of wine and enjoy a magical couple of hours. Free / Pass the Hat www.facebook.com/flashmobmusic (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 850059

Venue Website:

Address:
57 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


We Have The Internet – 98dse Productions


We Have the Internet includes live action and puppetry. It is a story about online identity, told in four parts. Follow several characters on their journey through different websites as they search for love, justice, faith and truth. Free / Pass the Hat www.98dseproductions.com (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Address:
Bell Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AR, United Kingdom


Loose Connections


Loose Connections, the ever popular, local, good time band, are set to play at Ye Olde Two Brewers, where you can enjoy a real knees up in this historic pub at the bottom of Gold Hill. Free / Pass the Hat (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 855477

Venue Website:

Address:
24 St James Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8HE, United Kingdom


Jamarca


This funk groove trio are right up Shaftesbury’s street. A talented local group, they’re easy going but with a tight, bright sound and the intuition to pick up on and move with the audience’s vibe. www.jamarca.band.com Free / Pass the Hat (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 80200

Venue Website:

Address:
Mustons Yard, Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AD, United Kingdom


Talitha Rise Live at Amore


Talitha Rise bring their unique blend of prog-folk and atmospheric art-pop to the Shaftesbury Fringe. The union of songwriter and instrumentalist Jo Beth Young and percussionist, guitarist Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Goldfrapp, Robert Plant) will make for a deeply cinematic, emotive and immersive one off show in this beautiful venue. £8 on door or in advance (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 855566

Address:
8 Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AD, United Kingdom


Moxham & Halliday – Stuart Moxham and Derek Halliday


Supporting folk legend Martin Carthy later this year, Moxham & Halliday are songaholics inspired by Big Pop of the 1960s and 70s, with songs featuring strong melodies and lyrics by Stuart Moxham and soulful guitar by Derek Halliday. The Shaftesbury locals are currently recording their second album, A Thing or Two. free / Pass the (more…)

  • July 2, 2017 - July 3, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom


Sidekick – Ben Van der Velde


Some people are life’s heroes – men and women full of swash, buckle and daring do. Others are happy to stand at the side holding the jackets. This is a show about the people who pick up the pieces whilst the main man is humping the heroine after the credits have rolled. “An accomplished comic,” (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Address:
Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AW, United Kingdom


Unfringed – The Unfringed


The band of the Fringe committee let rip at the end of the festival! Come and join in for an eclectic mix of blues, folk and a whole lotta soul! Guitars, voices, harmonies and madness… It’ll be truly Unfringed. (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Venue Phone: 01747 80200

Venue Website:

Address:
Mustons Yard, Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, SP7 8AD, United Kingdom


Nothing But the Blues – Mike ‘Dr.Blue’


Debuted at New Zealand Fringe 2017 in Wellington, this is an hour of rocking Blues, with classic favourites from the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed and more. “Sounds like the bastard son of Tom Waits and Howlin’ Wolf,” Rob Clarke, Arch1 Blues. Free/ Pass the hat www.mikedrblue.com (more…)

  • July 2, 2017
    9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Venue:  

Venue Phone: 01747 853002

Venue Website:

Address:
24 High Street, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JE, United Kingdom