The annual Festival returns with another exciting weekend of the best new dramatic writing by local authors.

Programme details below…


FIRST CUTS The Pheasant Inn 19:30 onwards

Salisbury Fringe presents an evening of funny, provocative drama with two new plays by writers from the South West

Rock Paper Scissors by Andrew Thackeray

Down and Out in Salisbury by Pete Talman


STORYTELLING WORKSHOP Salisbury Library 10:30–12:00

Workshop for Adults

This workshop, led by professional storyteller and English teacher Madeleine Grantham, will show how a simple folktale and oral storytelling approaches can kick-start a piece of creative writing

STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE Salisbury Library 13:00–14.00

These Woods More Free

In this one-woman show featuring traditional oral storytelling at its best, Madeleine Grantham creates a rich, atmospheric, medieval world involving Robin Hood and the mysterious, wise Widow Sadler…

THOMAS HARDY The Salisbury Museum 15:30–16:30

In this event organised in partnership with Salisbury Museum, actors brilliantly bring to life miniature dramatic gems inspired by the museum’s exhibition on novelist and poet Thomas Hardy

SHORT CUTS The Pheasant Inn 18:00–19:30 & 20:00–21:30

In the Fringe’s main event, once again the cream of local playwriting talent provides a series of punchy, entertaining mini-dramas, performed script-in-hand by a superb cast

(Note: TWO performances)


SUNDAY SCRATCH The Pheasant Inn 15:30–17:00

An exciting and eclectic mix of bite-size plays by writers from Salisbury and its regions

MONOLOGUE MASH The Pheasant Inn 17:30–19:00

The traditional light-hearted finale to the Fringe, where writers compete to win the audience vote for the most memorable monologue


For the first time this year we are organising opportunities for writers to meet up in a local cafe between events. 

The list of venues is shown below. Do join us.


Salisbury Fringe

Saturday 1 October

12 noon – 1pm

Henderson’s Artisan Bakery & Café, 19 Oatmeal Row, SP1 1TH

Saturday 1 October

2.15 – 3.30pm

Salisbury Museum Cafe, 65 The Close SP1 2EN

Saturday 1 October

4.30 – 5.30pm

The Cosy Club, 49 New Street SP1 2PH



If you are spending the day in Salisbury and coming by car, the Park and Ride bus service is well worth exploring.

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