11:02AM, Wednesday 21 August 2013
The Windsor Fringe was also the second to start in the UK - beaten only by Edinburgh.
This year's runs from September 20 to October 6, promising an eclectic mix of music, drama, comedy and magic.
Africa Entsha are back from the heart of Soweto for a special gospel evening. Esta and the Jazz Hothouse will take everyone back to the days of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. While the tenth anniversary of the annual play competition will see the three winning plays selected by judges Fay Weldon CBE and Pete Gallagher performed at the Windsor Firestation on October 4, 5 and 6.
This year 307 scripts were received from 21 countries before numbers were whittled down and the winner of the Kenneth Branagh writing award will be announced on the last night.
The Artist in House event on September 21 and 22 is a chance to see the work of local artists in their own homes. While Mystery Comedy Night will offer London comedians doing stand up in Windsor.
East Berkshire College will present a unique slant on Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing set against the music of James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye.
Another legendary artist, Austrian composer Haydn, will live again thanks to Derek McCulloch's play based on the great man's notebooks and letters detailing his impressions of late 18th century England. The music will be brought to life by the voices and period instruments of Cafe Mozart.
Magic comes in the form of Peter Campbell-Wells who mixes mind reading with a display of some classic tricks
For information on all Fringe events and booking check the website on www.windsorfringe.co.uk
Call the box office on 01753 866865.
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