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SIRF18 Coming to a town near you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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Spectacular walk about theatre shows are set to give Billingham, Thornaby, Norton and Yarm a taste of what’s to come at Stockton International Riverside Festival. 

On Saturday, July 28, visitors will be treated to family-friendly live street entertainment in a bid to spread the word about the four-day festival. 

Norton High Street – 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm 

Reckless Invention are a duo of comedy waiters who combine silent humour and graceful slapstick for a jam-packed street performance. Self-contained and versatile, they come with a wheeled trolley ready to roll on any terrain.  

Billingham Town Centre – 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm 

Appearing as Britain's got Talent Semi-Finalists in 2009, Afrikan Warriors are an acrobatic troupe who have performed over 2,000 shows around the world. From the street theatres of Tanzania, they incorporate traditional dance in their fast-paced routine.   

Thornaby Town Centre – 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm 

The Fairly Famous Family will be returning to the Borough for another year with their walkabout, comedy sketches. The show incorporates a converted ice cream three wheeled trike, which pedals down the street before featuring in a static show. 

Preston Park Museum and Grounds – 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm 

Artizani’s performance of Punt sees two Oxbridge undergraduates take to a 12ft long gondola. They will serenade and entertain the public with light-hearted comedy as the boat drifts around the grounds. 

SIRF18 takes place from Thursday, August 2 until Sunday, August 5.  

To see the full festival programme, visit the SIRF website at    


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