Binge Fringe Magazine

The Fringe Festival Kicking the Pandemic with a Free All-Online Programme – Paris Fringe 2020

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Here at Binge Fringe, we were all getting ready to start planning our coverage of Brighton Fringe 2020 and EdFringe 2020 – but due to the global situtation of which we are all far too aware, for the safety of humanity and the future of the arts, these festivals were cancelled.

But here we are in June 2020 and something unusual is stirring in Paris, France. For the first time, artists will take tentative steps towards a fully online Fringe festival.

We spoke with the festival’s Artistic Director Anton Bonnici who told us that the entries for this year’s Online Paris Fringe were “Open for everyone not afraid to take risks”. This call for intrepid creatives has resulted in 20 shows lining up to take to the virtual stage. Some of the performances will be livestreamed with adaptations made to fit the new format whereas others will be pre-recorded. “This year is free for everybody.” Bonnici told us. All of the performances will be available online for no cost.

This step into new territory for Fringe performing might offer us a glimpse into the new way that the arts will have to operate as part of the so-called “new normal”. The shows will be livestreamed from every corner of the globe, including shows from as far and wide as Brazil, India, Canada and Australia.

We’ll be there too (albeit in virtual form) and we’ll be drinking along the way. Alongside our coverage of the shows, you can expect your usual fill of boozy content. So come, drink along with us for the Paris Fringe – every weekend this June in 2020.

For more information about how and when you can watch shows at the Paris Fringe this year, please visit their website –

To all of our readers, we hope you’ve managed to stay safe during these extraordinary and difficult times. We’re very pleased to be back providing content to help support the artistic community how we can.

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Jake Mace

Our Lead Editor & Edinburgh Editor. Jake loves putting together reviews that try to heat-seek the essence of everything they watch. They are interested in New Writing, Literary Adaptations, Musicals, Cabaret, and Stand-Up. Jake aims to cover themes like Class, Nationality, Identity, Queerness, and AI/Automation.

Festivals: EdFringe (2018-2023), Brighton Fringe (2019), Paris Fringe (2020), VAULT Festival (2023), Prague Fringe (2023-24), Dundee Fringe (2023)
Pronouns: They/Them