FUSE Festival will return to the Shoebox Theatre at the Health Hydro in Swindon’s Milton Road from Friday to Sunday, July 5-7.

The contemporary theatre festival will include performances from Palomar Theatre, Chaotic Neutral, Slackjaw Theatre Company, WhatNot, Eloina and The Delight Collective, pictured.

Festival producer Josh Foyster said: “We have been overwhelmed by the number and quality of applications we received for this year’s festival, and are excited to be able to support and showcase the work of six theatre companies and artists at the start of their careers.

“Outside of drama school and university, there are very few opportunities for young and emerging theatre makers to get support, whilst developing and performing their work.

“With FUSE, we provide a nurturing environment, with ample help and advice to get new work on its feet at no cost to the artists.

“The festival will have something for everyone, and we hope people will also come and watch something that is out of their usual comfort zone.

“The audience will be given the opportunity to speak to the companies and artists after each performance and provide feedback on their work.

“We hope that the audience will feel as much as part of the festival as the theatre-makers.”

Tickets cost £10 for two shows or £25 for a full festival pass. To find out more and book tickets, visit www.fusefestival.co.uk