by Sanika Tipnis
  • 1 minute read
  • December 30, 2019
This Emirate Will Host The World-Famous Fringe Festival In 2020

The world’s largest art and entertainment event, first started in Edinburgh, is coming to the UAE. The Fringe Festival will make its Middle-East debut in Sharjah. The festival which will run from Thursday, January 16 to Saturday, February 1, 2020 will feature 1100 hours of family entertainment with 600 shows. The performances will cover, music, theater, dance, puppetry, magic shows as well as experimental art forms. The Shurooq destinations, Al Majaz Waterfront, Al Qasba and Al Noor Island, will serve as the backdrop for the events where over 50 artists from the UAE, the region and the world, will flaunt their talent to the audience.

With an aim to connect the 200-plus nationalities residing in the UAE with the global language of arts Shurooq, in strategic partnership with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), presents the first ever Fringe Festival in the Middle-East. It will be organised by the National Arts Festival, South Africa, who also produced the South African Fringe, in collaboration with Dubai-based events company Dolphin Creative.

The Shrajah edition of the Fringe will feature 35 productions, including top international Fringe favourites like The Amazing Bubble Man from the US, Stick Stones Broken Bones from South Africa, the Tom Thum beat box act from Australia, I Hate Children Show named ‘Best Children’s Show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’, and several others, as well as 30 street productions happening outdoors according to Nobesuthu Rayi, Executive Producer of Sharjah Fringe.

Bookings open tomorrow, 31 December 2019

Cover Image Credits: @nationalartsfestival

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