Peckham Fringe programme 2022

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Welcome I’m buzzing to present the very first season of Peckham Fringe produced at Theatre Peckham. The team and I are proud and excited to present a programme that boasts a range of talent across theatre, musical theatre, dance, spoken word, stand up, music, and more. The programme consists of 27 visiting company productions, with work at various stages of development. There are also four Theatre Peckham Fringe Feature events produced by the team in-house which include some brilliant artists and performers that we are excited to have on our stage. I can't wait to welcome audiences in to connect with the shows and artists. With lots on offer, I am filled with so much joy at the thought of all the wonderful people flocking to Theatre Peckham for the festival. Here’s to a super jam-packed five weeks of sharing and experiencing art and culture together. I hope to see you soon. Phillippe Cato (He/Him), Associate Director





What’s On






Week 1

Monday 2 May - Sunday 8 May

Presenter Runtime

Space Age Guide

Anybody of Water 2nd & 3rd May, 7:30pm

Theatre Peckham’s Resident Company explore the challenges of mental health, and contemporary living in a meditative multi-media journey. Theatre Peckham Resident Company 21/22 Theatre | 60 mins | 14+


4th - 7th May, 8pm We deserve to be here - we just gotta prove it. The story of a Black transgender immigrant in the UK. From colossal tasks in the healthcare sector to tiny troubles at the post office, Tatenda searches for valid proof of the joyful life he lives, proof which is hard to find in our current system. Tatenda Shamiso and Sean Ting-Hsuan Wan Studio | 45 mins | 14+

Fringe Features

New Writing Scratch Night 5th May

What happens when you take three writers who have words that haven't been read or performed? You get a Theatre Peckham scratch night! Join us as we dive into the worlds of three new pieces from some very exciting writing talent. Theatre Peckham Theatre | 90 mins | 14+

Book Now: | 020 7708 5401


Week 1

Monday 2 May - Sunday 8 May



6th & 7th May, 7:30pm | 7th & 8th May, 2pm Ed is used to getting injured playing rugby, but he's never faced an injury that he couldn't see before. When his mental health makes it feel like he's taking on an entire rugby team by himself, will his teammates stand by his side? Redefine: A Collaboration Between Rugby and Theatre Theatre | 60 mins | 14+

The Recollection of Tony Ward 8th May, 2:30pm & 8pm

Tony Ward finds himself at rock bottom in his childhood home after his divorce. It’s the last place he expects to find himself, yet he does just that through an unlikely source. Jim Broadbent Spencer Studio | 50 mins | TBC - See Website

Week 2

Monday 9 May - Sunday 15 May

It’s Not Rocket Science 11th May, 2pm & 7:30pm

Eve always knew she belonged in the stars, but those on Earth keep bringing her down. Watch her grow up and grow wiser about how rocket science is the easy part but being treated equally isn’t. A combination of verbatim and epic theatre, inspired by interviews conducted with over 20 female aerospace professionals. Letter for Letter Theatre Theatre | 45 mins | 11+


Book Now: | 020 7708 5401

Week 2

Monday 9 May - Sunday 15 May


Sunny Side Up

11th - 13th May, 8pm & 15 May 2:30pm A coming-of-age story exploring how society tries our vulnerability and how our environments can shape our masculinity as young Black boys. Based on a true story. by David Alade Studio | 70 mins | 12+

The Pocket

12th, 13th, 14th May, 7:30pm & 14 May 2pm London, 1772. A family – thrown together by happenstance – help lay the foundations of Black freedom on British soil in this musical by Melissa Jo Smith. Illuminated Arts Theatre | 90 mins | 13+

The Underground Society for the Preservation of Human Kind 14th & 15th May, 8pm Set in a dystopian future in which censorship rules a community of people have fled underground to save music, speech and the freedom of expression. Stories told through pop, folk and soul music. Parade Productions Studio | 40 mins | 14+

Fringe Features

Black Musical Theatre Night 15th May, 7:30pm

This feel-good concert celebrates the best of musical theatre with irresistible songs from hit shows. Join the best that the West End has to offer as we bring them direct to Theatre Peckham. Full line up to be announced. Theatre Peckham Theatre | 90 mins | 14+

Book Now: | 020 7708 5401


Week 3

Monday 16 May - Sunday 22 May

Eating Myself

16th & 17th May, 7:30pm A powerful and vulnerable female exploration about food, the kitchen, and looking after oneself as a woman. A communal South American experience of cooking on stage, examining cultural roots, asking how different we really are. Pepa Duarte & Rose Collective Theatre | 55 mins | 16+

Fringe Features

Comedy Night 18th May, 7:30pm

Laughs should be local. Join us at Theatre Peckham for our comedy night, bringing the hottest talent on the circuit to Peckham. You’ve seen them on TV, you’ve heard them on the radio, now see them live. Full line up to be announced. Theatre Peckham Theatre | 90 mins | 16+

Can I Call You Back? 18th & 19th May, 8pm

It's August 2016, one of the hottest summers on record, and Steph hasn't left her room in two weeks. This coming-of-age comedy explores visible auto-immune disorders, female body image, and overcoming all kinds of grief. Ponder Productions Studio | 50 mins | 14+

Life’s a Drag

19th - 21st May, 7:30pm & 21st May, 2pm Maxine, an awkward queer teenager, is desperately trying to suppress the other personality that lives inside of her. As this Jekyll and Hyde fantasy plays out we discover that this second personality, a tell it like it is Drag Performer, might just be both their saviour. Plattapxssy Theatre | 60 mins | TBC - See Website


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Week 3

Monday 16 May - Sunday 22 May

Breaking News 20th & 21st May, 8pm

A bittersweet story of love, climate change and people power. AMY and BEN decide to live together. They embark on a serious relationship. But with their strong-minded views on the world there are inevitable disagreements. Breaking News Productions Studio | 75 mins | 11+

Message in a Clay River 22nd May, 2pm & 7:30pm

In the beginning, there was the only sky above, water and marshland below. Olorun ruled the sky, and goddess Olokun ruled what was below. A tale of African Mythology about love, identity, and destiny. Imagiphoria Studios Theatre | 75 mins | TBC - See Website

Playing Latinx 22nd May, 2:30pm & 8pm What lengths do we go to fit in? An actor from Latin America tries to find his place in the UK theatre scene, all funny accents and salsa rhythms. At what point does the stereotypes start playing him? Guido will take us through the journey of constructing a wholly new identity whilst figuring out his place in the UK theatre scene. Guido Garcia Lueches & MarianaMalena Theatre Co. Studio | 60 mins | 14+

Book Now: | 020 7708 5401


Week 4

Monday 23 May - Sunday 29 May

The Voices of Black Folk in Unexpected Places 23rd & 24th May, 7:30pm

The latest instalment in the ‘Voices of Black Folk’ series dedicated to shining a light on the forgotten rich history of Black voices across the UK and Europe. Bringing to life the fascinating lives of the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin the father of Russian literature, Britain’s first Black Queen Philippa of Hainault, and composer, violinist, swordsman and army General Joseph Bolgone. Africology Productions Theatre | 90 mins

Oriente Plus/Power Cut

24th & 25th May, 2pm & 25th May, 7:30pm A Caribbean story about the things that keep us together, even when the world tears us apart, a story about poetry, music and culture. A story about power cuts, ocean crossings, haunted bodies and dancing souls. Signdance Collective International Theatre | 45 mins | 10+

You Can’t Understand 25th - 27th May, 8pm

Keika is enjoying a gorgeous night in, with the company of her inner voices and Meg the Stallion, when a life changing opportunity awaits her. Lucky you, you're invited for the ride - in the back seat of course. India Wilson Studio | 45 mins


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Week 4

Monday 23 May - Sunday 29 May


27th & 28th May, 7:30pm & 28th May, 2pm A six-hander dark comedy exploring how living by different cultural rules can eventually alter feelings and alienate you from a country which you thought you were part of. Emerge Production House Theatre | 80 mins | 8+

An Investigation 28th May, 8pm

Alex Rugman is a professor in Computational Behaviourism at MIT. This is a comedy lecture he has prepared especially for Peckham Fringe covering novelty t-shirts, ‘The Masked Singer’, determinism, CAPTCHAs, Taylor Swift and the debate over free will. Alex Rugman Studio | 55 mins | 16+

Skate of Mind Live 29th May, 5pm Skate of Mind creates a world of music, culture, and good vibes on wheels, as audiences are invited to bring their roller skates as Roll Jiggy brings their skate jam to Peckham. Roll Jiggy & TeamJiggy 365 Theatre | 180 mins | 11+

Away from Home 29th May, 2:30pm & 8pm

A blast. A desolate land. A forest of red strings. The damaged fates of three lost girls intertwine as they wait for the moon to eventually guide them home. Qianru Zhang Studio | 20 mins | 6+

Book Now: | 020 7708 5401


Week 5

Monday 30 May - Sunday 5 June

Before I Go

30th & 31st May, 7:30pm & 31 May, 2pm Ajani can talk about anything but his feelings. From his underlying desire to reconnect with his loved ones, he experiments with spoken word, movement, and song. Ajani must learn to express himself before it's too late. by Tobi King Bakare Theatre | 45 mins

Fringe Features

Music Night 1st June, 7:30pm

Showcasing the fresh talents of three new up and coming musicians. Join us for an evening of vibrant music like no other. Full line up to be announced. Theatre Peckham Theatre | 90 mins | 14+


1st & 2nd June, 8pm Neighbour. Father. Rent collector. It’s the winter of 1966. Notting Hill. The reign of the slum landlords in West London is at its end but for the residents of St Stephen’s Gardens, they pay the punishing price of its darkest hour. by Alfie Neill Studio | 90 mins | 15+

Errol’s Garden

2nd - 4th June, 11am & 2pm Errol lives in a block of flats but is determined to make his own garden! An interactive musical for audiences aged 3-10 and their grownups, filled with catchy songs, big ideas and a passion for plants. Golden Toad Theatre Theatre | 75 mins | 3-10 but all ages welcome


Book Now: | 020 7708 5401

Week 5

Monday 30 May - Sunday 5 June


2nd & 3rd June, 7:30pm

Best friends Kai, TJ & Zara have been tight since, well, forever. Always together. Inseparable. But things have started to change... PlayFight examines the corrosive way in which racism determines the direction Black lives take. Orísun Productions Theatre | 80 mins | 15+

PISS AND BILE 3rd & 4th June, 8pm

Follows two women navigating the monotony of working in the service industry and the frustrating customers they encounter. Their co-dependent friendship is pushed to the limit as they struggle to keep a lid on the boiling rage that bubbles under the surface. Can their friendship survive in a world that fosters apathy, complacency and cruelty? Come on, it’ll be a laugh! 5 Pigeons Pecking a Bin Bag Studio | 80 mins | 15+

The Great Barbecue 4th June, 7:30pm & 5th June, 2pm

A sick Anansi hosts a barbecue for the gods in an effort save the African spirit so that future generations may never forget their roots. Can he truly leave behind a legacy, or will he destroy his friendships and fail? by Justice Ezi Theatre | 45 mins | 15+

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2 May - 5 June 2022





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A festival of dynamic stories and culture

Book online: Or call 020 7708 5401 Or visit us Ticket Prices from £5 - £15 Peckham Local tickets are available to residents of the following estates in Theatre Peckham’s hyper-local community: Aylesbury, Clifton, Pelican, Sceaux Gardens, Southampton Way, Yellow Brick and Willowbrook.

BACK COVER Concessions available for those in receipt of a State Pension, Under 16s, Students and Equity Members.

Access tickets available for those with any access needs, including disabilities, and if you need someone to support you to see the show. Peckham Fringe is proudly sponsored by Gareth James, Estate Agency

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