It started as an idea a year ago by Anne George and Jay Fortune… “Why don’t we stage a comedy festival in Torbay?” And it begins on Saturday; the first Riviera Fringe Festival – no longer just comedy, but burlesque, magic, art, martial arts, wrestling, acting, poetry, pottery, circus and tons more.

There are shows for all the family, for couples, for the boys, for the girls, for the grandparents… for everyone! Star names include Lee Nelson, Milton Jones, Shaolin Team UK, Kev Orkian, Craig Campbell and many more.

You can watch top talent around the bay for as little as a fiver by taking up one of the Early Bird ticket offers. Have a look at the shows on the Riviera Fringe website and click on the title for further information and box office details.

And take a special look at the one of the opening events this Saturday in Brixham – Flotilla at the Fringe. It only costs £6 (with half the fee going to charity) and should be a great evening all round.

Join in, spread the word, spread the itinerary and maybe take in a show or two… with your support the Fringe will be awesome for everyone!