New Wimbledon Theatre Announces Details of Fringe Festival

Twenty shows lined up for event taking place in June

New Wimbledon Theatre Announces Details of Fringe Festival

February 27, 2023

New Wimbledon Theatre’s very own micro-fringe festival returns for 2023 with an eclectic, twenty show line-up.

Providing a London date for fringe pieces ahead of, or after, a run at other festivals, the Wimbledon-centric event aims to help up and coming artists get their work in front of an audience.

The venue says that thanks to a TikTok campaign during the submission stage, it has reached a whole new demographic of artists.
#FromTheFringe runs in the Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre from 4 June – 25 June and includes: two musicals, five stand-up comedians, five comedy plays/sketch comedies, and eight drama plays/other.

Festival programmer Emma Brack stated, “I am delighted to announce our line-up for #FromTheFringe 2023 now in its third year! A season nestled between the great Fringe festivals in June, was originally delivered by the team at New Wimbledon Theatre to provide a Wimbledon Fringe stop for emerging artists and creatives.

Tickets for all the shows can be purchased here.

Sunday 4th June | Bread and Circuses - Profugo Arts | Comedy/Sketch
Dancing bears, fire eating pygmy goats, juggling manatees and chimps in crinolines. Profugo promise all or none of these, in a fast-paced evening of sketch comedy.

Monday 5th June | Laika – Ultraviolet Productions| Drama play
Featuring live music, physical theatre and cutting-edge tech, Gilmore's story takes us on the final hours of Laika's infamous voyage, celebrating the soul who was the first to dance among the stars.

Tuesday 6th June | GROTTO – Notional Theatre| Comedy play
Ho! Ho! Ho! GROTTO is the show that comedy and theatre fans will want in their stockings. Don’t wait to be disappointed when next Christmas is actually cancelled…

Wednesday 7th June | Joshua Robertson: Enable Me – Gag Reflex| Stand Up
Enable me will explore alternative lifestyles with light-hearted jokes about how to deal with the ups & downs of fatherhood, family life & the solution to cheating on your partner when you’re disabled.

Thursday 8th June | Without – Ready Cett Productions| Musical
Without is a gritty new contemporary musical heading to the Edinburgh Fringe this year after debuting at The Vaults in 2022, telling the timeless story of unlikely friendship, the power of music, and what a ‘home’ truly is.

Friday 9th June | The Velvet Glove – Natalie Harper| Drama play
King Charles II has delivered a game-changing edict - women are allowed, no, encouraged to take to the stage. Spats, love affairs, stagecraft & the odd murder... what wouldn't you do to secure your own legacy?

Saturday 10th June | Dom Mackie #SPOILSPORT| Stand Up
Since his last show, Dom Mackie has grown up and has learned the valuable lesson that life isn't perfect, and he is prepared to share that message.

Monday 12th June | Jessie Nixon: Damsel – Gag Reflex| Stand Up
Damsel will explore the allure of ‘being saved’, of not fitting the princess mould & of granting yourself agency to save yourself. All this & more will shine through the prism of Nixon’s comedy craftsmanship.

Tuesday 13th June | Happy Place – Forget About the Dog| Drama play
Everybody needs a Happy Place. But what happens when yours is occupied by strangers? Follow four individuals on an extraordinary journey in this imagining of a world where happiness is commodified.

Wednesday 14th June | Veiled: A New One Woman Play – Annabel Miller | Drama play
This darkly comic work offers an array of characters and stories that’ll keep you guessing. Addressing mid-life, mental health, relationships, parenting & careers.

Thursday 15th June | Andrew White: Man on Man (WIP) - Comedy Kerfuffle | Stand Up
A work-in-progress comedy show all about cocaine fuelled hook-ups, football hooligans, & musical theatre, as Andrew White reckons with his masculinity via the manliest medium of all – autobiographical stand-up.

Friday 16th – Saturday 17th June | Bad Clowns: Hostage – Bad Clowns Comedy |Comedy/Sketch
It’s the opening night of a new play, & it's director/performer/caterer can’t wait. But the playwright (who has just escaped from prison) won’t let his ‘masterpiece’ be performed without his attendance & strict demands.

Sunday 18th June | The Mystery of the Wee Pirate’s Curse – The Chanticleer Players |Comedy play
Iris stumbles upon a swashbuckling adventure in Bonnie Scotland - lost treasure, vengeful ghosts & a jolly mystery to boot! With lashings of ginger beer, join Iris as she solves The Mystery of the Wee Pirate’s Curse!

Monday 19th June | Frankenstein: War Fragments – Althyr Gabriel Pivatto | Drama play
Questions are posed to us by the being we call ‘Creature’ made by Doctor Frankenstein, as he wakes in the remnants of war.

Tuesday 20th June | Aaron Simmonds: Baby Steps (Work in Progress) – Gag Reflex|
Aaron has been doing stand-up comedy without standing up for 8 years now, & it's time for that to change! Join him as he attempts to do something he’s never done... Stand-up comedy, standing up.

Wednesday 21st June | A Show of Freedom – Kirsty Styles| Drama play / Other
Part history, part science, part dad jokes - Kirsty Styles is more Tour de Force then Tour de France - all in the name of getting more people out on the ‘freedom machine’, the humble, hundred-year-old bicycle.

Thursday 22nd June | In Stitches Theatre Company Present: Comedy Improv |Comedy/Sketch
10 improvisers bringing you a ton of awesome shortform games that are completely improvised by taking prompts from the audience! Be prepared to give us your silliest & wackiest suggestions!

Friday 23rd June | Build a Rocket – Jordan Langford | Drama play
Build a Rocket is the story of Yasmin, a sixteen-year-old girl from Scarborough, whose life is not sandcastles, arcades & donkey rides… She finds herself pregnant & alone in the world.

Saturday 24th June | Angels A New Musical – Evangeline Barnby| Musical
Welcome to the finest you’ll see in town: Angels! Come open Heaven’s gate & see performers & hear their angelic voices. Behind these enticing numbers, we see backstage & find that everything isn’t as glamorous as it might seem, as we see tension rise between the girls.

Sunday 25th June | Kensington’s Bottom – Scared Bear Productions| Drama play
Kensington’s Bottom is a ‘Queeriod’ Drama (LGBT Period Drama) following the story of two protagonists and the lengths they go to, to ensure they can be with their forbidden lovers.

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