THE first shows are going on sale for the fifth Great Yorkshire Fringe in York next summer.

The festival will run from July 18 to 28, and the biggest-selling comedy star in the history of comedy impresario Martin Witts’s festival will be returning once more.

Oh get on with it, who is he? He is none other than Germany’s Ambassador of Comedy, Henning Wehn, with his show Get On With It, on Saturday, July 27.

Wehn, who featured in the first three Great Yorkshire Fringes but not this year’s event, says: “I’m delighted to be coming back to York in 2019, having missed this year’s Fringe. I guess absence makes the heart grow fonder. Up the Minstermen!”

Magicians Morgan & West will be back in York too with Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For (and Childish Grown-ups!).

These time-travelling magicians promise a jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, brain-busting, opinion-adjusting, death-defying, mind-frying, spirit-lifting, paradigm-shifting, outlook-changing, furniture-rearranging magic extravaganza!

To celebrate its fifth birthday, the Fringe will be spreading out across the city into more cultural venues with an eclectic mix of comedy, music, theatre, cabaret and family-friendly fun.

Watch this space for more announcements about the 2019 edition of the Fringe. Visit for ticket details.