Greater Manchester Fringe 2015


The Hive

Welcome to the Hive

In 2019 The Greater Manchester Fringe received Arts Council Funding to produce a curated arm of the Fringe called The Hive.

We invited people to submit their scripts and CV's so we could pick 3 people to work with. We were looking for a new comedian, a spoken word performer and someone with a great idea for a 1 act duologue.
We were inundated with applications and held a scratch night at Salford Arts Theatre so we could whittle down the applications to our final three.

In the end we provided mentoring for and produced the following shows.

Blue Lines by Stefanie Moore – mentored by Tim Firth
Stained by Simon Widdop – mentored by Ben Moor
Sian Davies: About Time – mentored by Dave Williams

The 3 shows were performed at The Kings Arms in Salford, The Way in Atherton & Bury Met.

Comedy Short List
Anna Spark
Ash Preston
Catherine Burgis
Gemma Roberts
Jeff Downs
Lew Fitz
Lewis Costello
Michael Carter
Phil Carr
Poppy Collier
Sian Davies
Thomas Short

Duologue - Long List 
Adam Brooks
Aisling Caffrey
Alan Keogh
Alex Keelan
Anna Girolami
Chris Delaney
Christopher Moore
Fiona Hunt
Hannah McDonald
Jane Postlethwaite
Laura Harper
Marie Greenhalgh
Natasha Ryan
Patrick Thomas Maguire
Paul Joe Osborne
Phil Charles
Rachel McMurray
Rachel Tookey
Scott Davenport
Stefanie Moore

Duologue - Short List
Laura Harper
Rachel McMurray
Stefanie Moore
Phil Charles
Natasha Ryan
Hannah Macdonald
Patrick Maguire
Aisling Caffrey
Scott Davenport

Spoken Word - Short List
Andrew Duffy
Bryony Bates
Frankie Lee
Jordan Fleming
Maz Hedgehog
Patrick Hollis
Simon Widdop
Stephen Titley