NEW WIMBLEDON THEATRE PRESENTS
OUR CURATED SEASON OF FRINGE PREVIEWS AND PICKS RETURNS FOR A SECOND YEAR.
3-27 JUNE 2020
Introducing… our #FromTheFringe season 2020. Throughout June, our studio will play host to 20 wildly different and exciting shows, many of which have never been seen before. Having been hand selected from the very best submissions, these include a range of electrifying theatre-makers, intelligible children’s shows and absolutely hilarious stand-up and sketch comedies.
Allowing South West London to experience the boundless creativity and level of artistic expression prevalent within the fringe community. Ultimately offering an intimate and affordable environment for both performers and theatre-goers alike to try something new. You might find a new favourite style or artist by taking a risk on something different, whilst a performer gets the chance to develop their work drawing from what you, the audience react to and enjoy. Just as we get to help nurture these artists, it’s all a fair trade off!
So catch theses 20 different pieces before they depart to various fringe festivals across the world, or as they return after huge success and critical acclaim.
But we are forgetting the most exciting part, see more, save more! The more shows you choose to see, the more you save overall! Our Season Saver rate allows you, in the same ticket order, to choose two different shows and get £2 off each ticket, yet if you choose three of more different shows you get a whopping £3 off per ticket. In most cases that’s a saving of 20 -30% on ticket price.
For an inexpensive ticket price with multi-buy offers available, you can afford to experiment and find a new favourite artist or style, all whilst enjoying an ice cold beer from Wimbledon Brewery, the official Beer of #FromTheFringe.
This season will see the return of local favourites, comedy troupe Bad Clowns and Simon Brodkin, the comedic genius behind Lee Nelson. Children will be delighted by The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Around the World with Nellie Bly. Whilst you can catch comedians Steff Todd, Dan Antopolski and Simon Caine to name a few.
Steff Todd: Work in Progress – 3rd June 19:45 Stand-Up Comedy
Comedian, impressionist and viral internet sensation Steff Todd presents a work in progress hour of her brand new show! Expect hilarious stand up, razor sharp one-liners and amazing celebrity impressions.
Comedy Round Mine – 4th June 19:45 Stand-Up Comedy
A #FromTheFringe special featuring Edinburgh Fringe’s Best Comedians! Comedy Round Mine brings the laughs home to you! This intimate and friendly comedy club started in the living room of renowned comic Carly Smallman.
Bad Clowns Comedy: Cult Classic – 5th June 19:45 Sketch Comedy
An interactive experience in which the audience finds themselves in the hands of three faces of a demonic cult. With rituals, sacrifice and laughs aplenty, the Bad Clowns hope to either save or eternally damn your souls. Do you dare to join?
Why I am an Avocado – 9th June 19:45 Theatre
A semi-interactive performance with fragments of queer narratives, characters and confessions tying together with the question we all ask: what makes me an avocado?
Simon Brodkin: Work In Progress – 10th June 19:45 Stand-Up Comedy International prankster and creator of Lee Nelson, Simon Brodkin returns to From The Fringe Wimbledon after a smash-hit 50 date nationwide tour, following a critically acclaimed, “hilarious” (The Scotsman), sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Fraudian Slip (working title) – 11th June 19:45 Sketch Comedy
Ever feel like you don’t fit in? That you are the odd one one? Well, you aren’t, we ALL feel that way. Imposter syndrome is real! Join Bristolian stand up Jaleelah Galbraith and listen to stories from her authentic fraudulent life.
Boy’s Cry – 12th June 19:45 Theatre
When Mark is mugged on the way to college, his reality is shattered. This life-changing event forces him to confront some of his deepest issues. Boys Cry explores self-image, maturity, life after trauma and definitions of manhood.
Dog/Actor – 13th June 19:45 Theatre
Two explosive and comedic short plays written by Steven Berkoff, performed back-toback by the same one actor. A masterclass in physical theatre and comedic storytelling, promising a thrilling theatrical experience.
The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen – 14th June 12:00 & 15:00 Children’s Theatre
A family friendly, improvised storytelling show. Winner of “Best Children’s Show on the Fringe” in Manchester last year the show features award winning comedians who are challenged by one another to invent outrageously exaggerated swashbuckling stories.
Dan Antopolski: Telemachus Weeps – 15th June 19:45 Stand-Up Comedy
A stand-up comedy show like all others but 15-20% less terrible.
Love You and Leave You (Dead) – 16th June 19:45 Theatre
What happens when love overlaps into ownership? When desire warps into obsession? How can pure, unconditional love be the most painful force imaginable? A dark comedy about modern relationships and obsessive love.
Simon Caine: Every Room Becomes a Panic Room When You Overthink Enough – 17th June 19:45 Stand-Up Comedy
Simon Caine is an award-winning comedian, podcaster and writer from London. Are you an over thinker? Then this might be the show for you. Simon Caine’s 5 star 4th solo show.
Impromptu Shakespeare – 19th June 19:45 Theatre
Buckling on the bard’s britches to improvise the plays he never wrote. Bursting with love, poetry, comedy, tragedy, mistaken identity and everything in-between, an entirely new and unique Shakespeare play inspired by audience suggestions.
Around The World With Nellie Bly – 20th June 12:00 & 15:00 Children’s Theatre
The year is 1889 and intrepid journalist Nellie Bly is about to embark on her biggest adventure yet: racing around the world to beat Jules Verne’s famous fictional hero, Phileas Fogg.
Wendy Wason: Actual Human Female – 22nd June 19:45 Stand-Up Comedy
Wendy Wason is an actual human female. With a husband and three children she deals with all this entails on a daily basis. From jealousy to judgement, feminism to fear and health to humiliation
Viva!!! – 23rd June 19:45 Theatre
Viva is a story of betrayal between two old friends who forget what’s important in life…. wrestling and tacos. Sometimes when the strongest bonds snap the only way forward is to serve a bowl of cold, hard revenge.
Tamilore and the Two Skins – 24th June 19:45 Theatre
We meet Tamilore the girl who was born with two skins in the new global centre for high technology and innovation- Oorun Keji in the city of Meji in Southern Nigeria.
Maureen Younger: Out of Sync – 25th June 19:45 Stand-Up Comedy
Growing up in a de facto Scottish enclave in north London; Maureen Younger was not just the only Scottish girl at school, she was about the only white girl too. As a result, Maureen has always felt out of sync with the rest of the world.
Philip Simon: Who’s the Daddy Pig? – 26th June 19:45 Stand-Up Comedy
Having played Daddy Pig in Peppa Pig, award winning comedian Philip Simon looks at the challenges of life and the parenting of young swine (sorry, kids), through the mind-set of the grumpy, overweight, hapless but loving dad of Peppa and George.
The Boys – 24th June 19:45 Theatre
Friends. Housemates. Lads. ‘THE BOYS’ are just trying to make their way in the world or at the very least – London. Three millennials make a desperate attempt to keep their heads afloat with a drastic career change. “We should become escorts.”