Theatre, comedy, circus, poetry, magic and more are promised when Ludlow Fringe Festival returns in June.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Fringe, which this year is being programmed and delivered by Ludlow Assembly Rooms, as Anita Bigsby, founder of the Fringe, takes a well-earned break.

It will be a slightly shorter, smaller festival, running from Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 23, but still with something for everyone.

Every night of the festival, Flabbergast Theatre will be performing Romeo and Juliet in Ludlow Castle. The company aims to bring a fresh and raw physicality to Shakespeare and their interpretation of Romeo and Juliet promises to be an awe-inspiring production in the stunning surroundings of the ancient castle walls.

There will be three special events hosted by festival patron Alistair McGowan who will be 'in conversation with ...' three of his long time TV pals – Jo Brand, Jan Ravens and Gaby Roslin.

Other headline events include a sketch show by Radio 4’s John Finnemore, music from Tony Hawks (the fridge man), flamenco from Daniel Martinez and local Americana band, Grey Wolf. All of these special events are only available to Friends of Ludlow Assembly Rooms until Monday, April 22.

Families will be entertained by Kane & Ábel Magicians Twinpossible, Dragon Tales from Theatrix Arts and a grand finale from India’s number one circus troupe, Circus Raj! There will be free events and a carnival on Saturday, June 15 too. Comedy includes two stand-up shows at The Brewery and a late-night session from the hilarious Ian Stone as well as Harun Masho’d’s latest work in progress. Poetry Slam is back with great prizes and the chance for anyone to have a go.

There's also music with all tastes catered for: Folk at Bill’s Kitchen, Remi Harris, Manos Puestas, Daniel Martinez Flamenco, John Pickard ‘Classics Unplugged’, Geoff Robb’s ‘Music of Trees’, Annette Gregory singing soul in Bill’s Kitchen, Laurel Canyon 60s night, Grey Wolf, George Caird Oboe and the Badger Cavalry to round it off.

For the full line up, including one-man plays and a didgeridoo workshop, and to book, go to