More incredible acts you can't miss!

3 weeks left and counting. Here are some more blurbs, websites and questions to help you pick who to go and see at the Swindon Fringe Festival.

Read on to decide what YOU should go and see...if you can't decide, you can always buy a Platinum Ticket (£50) and see it ALL!

In The Spotlight

Saturday 1st April 2017, 2:30pm

The Bohemian Balcony

Church Of Phil Recruitment seminar

by Fire Donkey Productions

https://firedonkeyweb.wordpress.com/about/

The Church of Phil invites you to an introductory enrolment seminar where you will have the opportunity to sign a non-negotiable life-long contract to become a member of “one of the world's most progressive spiritual movements”. Join two of Benevolent Phil's most loyal officiants as they guide you through the rigorous selection process and show you how the Church of Phil can improve your life. Hear creditable 100% unforced testimonies from current members and learn the secret to true enlightenment. Allow the omnipresent Phil into your mind and join us for an unforgettable experience. Expect to be awakened.

Saturday 1st April 2017, 2:30pm

The Bohemian Balcony

A visit from miss prothero

by Jackrill Productions

https://www.facebook.com/pg/jackrillproductions/posts/

Sitting at home, recently retired Mr. Dodsworth is contemplating his life and achievements with quiet satisfaction when there is a sharp ring at the door: his former secretary has come to ruin it all.Permeated by Alan Bennett's ironic and compassionate observation, this play draws parallels between the technological revolutions of the Seventies and modern day business, whilst being funny, touching and true.

Monday 3rd April 2017, 8pm

The Victoria

Appily ever after

by Frenetic Fox Theatre

http://www.freneticfox.co.uk/

Paul's thumb has found 'the one'. Three & 1/2 inches long, durable and black. Drawn together by a multitude of dating apps and his owner's unrealistic yearning to be united with his soul mate. But where does this leave Paul? Can he gauge the intellectual capacity of a potential suitor by the extent of their typos? And can he answer the key existential question of our generation: Does one gym selfie truly capture the inner workings of your soul? Serenading you with original song, spoken word and desperation, join Paul as he questions your relationship with dating apps - exploring tech-addiction, disillusionment and how far are we prepared to go to be fulfilled. Recommended Age: 16+

Tuesday 4th April 2017, 6:30pm

Shoebox Theatre

The Door

by Alex Secker

http://www.outsetswindon.co.uk/success-stories/alex-secker/

Six strangers awaken to find themselves locked in a windowless room with no means of escape but a single door. When their unseen captor gives them a choice, stay in the room or go through the door and into the unknown, tensions run high as the group each try to persuade the others of their views, but can they really work together when they're already so divided?

The Door is the theatre debut of writer/director Alex Secker, a psychological thriller about division, paranoia and human interaction. Starring Laura Coates, Daniella Faircloth, David Higgins, Lindsay Linnegar, Matthew Mordak and Ashley Robson.

Recommended Age: 16+

Tuesday 4th April 2017, 8pm

The Victoria

100 acts of morality and kindness

by Matt Hoss

https://twitter.com/MattHossComedy?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

2016 was awful. Brexit. Trump. Pokemon Go. After an existential crisis and a break-up, Matt tries to make the world a better place, through 100 comical acts. He is ethical in food, fashion and feminism; whilst fighting Global Warming, the war on drugs and the Tories. Can one person make a difference? Can somebody be completely moral? Do rhetorical questions make you want to see this show? See Matt's stand-up comedy show about creating ultimate kindness.

"Matt Hoss gets the crown pumped" Inquire Newspaper

"Comic fans are in for a treat" Canterbury Times

Eric Barker Award Winner 2015

Wednesday 5th April 2017, 7:30pm

The Bohemian Balcony

The Justice Equation

by Seb Wolfe and Ben Poppy

Is law about morality? Or about which lawyer tells the best story? What is the right equation?

In 2027, this question still remains, particularly after the introduction of the “Useful Persons Act,” a law designed to ensure citizens deliver their absolute utmost to the workings of society.

The Justice Equation is an interactive courtroom drama following the trial of Emmet Barker; a man whose social value undergoes brutal examination. A new piece of original writing in which the workings of the new system is tested against the will of one man.

With alternate endings it’s up to you, the jury, to decide his fate.

Recommended Age: 15+

Saturday 8th April 2017, 2:30pm

Town Hall

laughs with tricks

by Stu Turner and Phil Reid

https://twitter.com/stueyturner?lang=en

https://www.facebook.com/philreidcomedy/

Comedy magician Stu Turner and comedian & ventriloquist Phil Reid come together for an hour of stand-up, magic and variety. Stu's offbeat act is sometimes silly, sometimes surreal, but always baffling and highly entertaining. Phil is a warm & vibrant comedian with a natural storytelling ability. This two-man show combines traditional stand-up comedy, with hilarious magic and ventriloquism with audience participation. The pair have both worked all around the country in comedy clubs, cabaret, and theatre, and are combining their skills to bring this cracking hour of comedy and variety to Swindon!

Saturday 8th April 2017, 2:30pm

Town Hall

Man of 1000 farces

by Johnny MacAulay

http://www.johnnymacaulay.co.uk/

Man of 1000 Farces is a Schlock 'n' Roll explosion of magic, sideshow and physical comedy. If Tommy, Alice and Jilly Cooper had a lovechild, it would be Johnny Macaulay.

"I cried I was laughing so much" GJ, Brighton

"F**king hilarious. Go check it out" S Geddes, Edinburgh

Recommended Age: 18+

Quick Fire Round

Who are you?

Church of Phil Recruitment Seminar Fire Donkey Productions (aka Polly Preston and Liam McKenna) bringing you Church of Phil Recruitment Seminar.

A Visit From Miss Prothero Jackrill Productions with a lovely short play from Alan Bennett, 'A Visit From Miss Prothero'.

Appily Ever After Frenetic Fox with Appily Ever After – a is one-man, performance piece centred around Paul’s experiences app-dating which utilises projection to illustrate his experiences. The show blends original song, spoken word and explores themes including app-addiction and disillusionment.

The Door I'm Alex Secker. I'm actually a filmmaker. After I made my first feature film last year I decided to take on another challenge this year and write my first ever play, a psychological thriller called The Door. It was actually written, initially, to be a film, since that's where my background was, but when is saw the Fringe was on I decided to jump in at the deep end and convert it for stage.

100 Acts of Morality and Kindness Matt Hoss and I'm taking my second hour show: 100 Acts Of Morality.

The Justice Equation Seb Wolfe and Ben Poppy and we wrote The Justice Equation.