Peckham Fringe 2024

Peckham Fringe is back for it’s third year! Our inclusive and dynamic performing arts festival showcases a line up of artists and creatives. With groundbreaking emerging writers, moving new musicals, clowning and spoken word, it’s the festival for everyone!

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Time Fly’s – 1st & 2nd May 7:30pm
EXTRA DATE ADDED!!! 23 May, 7:30pm

Yinka Akinfenwa is leaving for one of the top law firms in the country but not before meeting up with his long term friends Damon Johnson and Anthony Jones for one last drink to reminisce on their journey from the 90’s.
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Variety D: Misunderstood in the Hood (Work In Progress) – 1st & 2nd May, 8:00pm
Variety’s heritage is as mixed up as her own conditions. Wanna know more about what she’s got going on? Cause between me and you she needs more than just Vitamin D (wink). Come on over, laugh it off and make it a day to remember…
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Best Fit – 3rd & 4th May, 7:30pm

Three women meet at a bespoke African tailoring shop and, in the midst of piecing together colourful fabrics, unpack their very different lives. Through heated debates, wardrobe mishaps and affirmations, Best Fit candidly explores beauty standards and the pressure to fit in.

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Run Black Girl Run – 3rd & 4th May, 8pm

One girl. One race. One moment. High knees and deep breaths, bleep tests and ball drills. ‘Run Black Girl Run’ is a vibrant and moving tale exploring the intricacies of moving while Black.

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Hatch and Scratch – 5th May, 19th May & 2nd June

Hatch & Scratch is a monthly new writing night, produced by Pathway Theatre at the Golden Goose in Kennington. Each month we showcase four core writers and one guest writer. Hatch & Scratch wants to encourage consistent practice and performance for writers, while offering a regular opportunity for actors and directors to work.

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Eye for a Word – 9th May at 7:30pm

Join us for an intimate fusion of poetry and film, where words dance on screens, weaving tales that linger in the heart. Let the power of spoken word and cinematic magic captivate your senses!

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No, but… where are you really from? –
10 May ay 9:00pm

I am woman, I am black, I am an immigrant. No, but…where are you really from? Is a series of seven spoken word poems that explores race, identity and home. Come and immerse yourself In a dramatised performance that doesn’t shy away from exploring joy in times of grief.

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Barrier to Entry – 10 & 11 May at 7:30pm

Why are you doing this to me? I want to leave, you want me gone, and yet I’m stuck in this shothole. A young Scouse lad faces his Maths GCSE, desperate to avoid it. Join him as he faces the unavoidable Barrier to Entry.

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Mandem – 14th & 15th May at 7:30pm

Black Boys?
Bredrins?
Board Games?
‘MANDEM’ is the piece of black boy joy, soul and heartbreak you didn’t know you needed.
Come play in our world, you won’t regret it.

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The Void – 17th & 18th May at 7:30pm

The Void is an absurd, physical comedy show that pokes fun at new-age spirituality and the hypocrisy that exists within it. Taking the form of a guided meditation, audiences are invited to witness a never-before-seen event: a LIVE spiritual enlightenment. Staring three badass, spiritual-light-beings, this is a comedy show with “consciousness”. 

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Brothers Keeper – 17th & 18th May at 7:30pm

You have been invited to the surprise 26th birthday party of Eryam Boateng, set up by his charming younger brother, Kwaku. Join us as we weave through vibrant memories of black boy joy from their childhood to adulthood as we celebrate Eyrams’ life through the lens of his younger brother.

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Public Enemy Number One – 22nd & 23rd May at 8pm

Jason brings his brand-new hour of stand up to the Peckham Fringe where he talks about wanting to be a policeman as a child, attending his first protest, and a night out at a Prison Themed Cocktail bar!

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Is There Work On Mars? – 24th & 25th May, 8pm

Can an Asian with ADHD and dyscalculia pass Elon Musk’s Mars Immigration Test? Comedic yet unsettling, ’Is The Work On Mars?’ explores neurodiversity and diaspora in a dystopian future of space colonisation.

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The Windrush Warriors – 24th & 25th May, 7:30pm

The Windrush Warriors is a dramedy. The show will affect people’s emotions whilst making them laugh. The Windrush scandal is exposed and also the trauma that affected so many innocent people. The Pensioners share funny and heart-breaking insight into the experience of Caribbeans who helped shape the UK and are now being treated with hostility. And their answer to this treatment? To fight adversity with Warrior like ferocity!

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Storytropolis: Into the Story-Verse – 26th May, 11am & 3pm

It’s time for a story, it’s time to let your imagination come alive.

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Miracle The Musical – 28th May – 7:30pm, 29th May – 3:30pm & 7:30pm

New Original Musical Takes You on a Miraculous Journey of Self-Discovery, Love and Friendship.

The musical begins with a well-known Chinese tale: a child born from a lotus flower, destined for an extraordinary life. Blending Eastern and Western elements, the story is propelled by the presence of three guardian angels. This enchanting tale follows the journey of a young girl blessed with miraculous superpowers, destined for greatness from birth.

As she grows, her psychic abilities make everything go her way, but success leads her to arrogance and disdain. To guide her towards the true essence of her gifts, her three guardian angels intervene, stripping her of her powers. Now an ordinary girl facing relentless challenges, she embarks on a quest to reclaim her lost abilities and, in doing so, uncovers the deeper miracles of life…

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Rain in the Serenade – 31st May, 3:30pm & 7:30pm

Embark on a musical journey of love and self-discovery with our brand new interactive musical, ‘Rain in the Serenade’. Join us as Rain navigates the complexities of romance, cultural clashes, and personal growth. Get ready for an unforgettable experience filled with emotion and enchanting melodies!

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Bangtail – 31st May & 1st June, 8pm

Baddest Cowboy Texas. These are just a few words to describe the Baddest Cowboy in Texas. He roots n’ toots n’ rides from the highest mountain to the booziest saloon. That’s his God-given purpose. But what happens when a Badder Cowboy-er Texas-er (AKA his nemesis) rides into town and steals his title?

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Hair That Defies Gravity – 1st and 2nd June, 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Beauty is pain
All six of us
Much to lose, Much to gain
Some are in our Kim Kardashian Stage
Others can’t admit we’re gay
I need to find my daughter
Share in laughter
Community
I should wear my hair in defiance,
Do I really have hair that defies gravity?

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Power of One: Monologue Showcase – 4th June at 7:30pm

Prepare to be swept away by The Power of One Monologue showcase.

Theatre Peckham’s Rep company presents a series of diverse monologues that delve into the depths of human emotions.

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Love Something – 4th & 5th June, 8pm

Following another breakup, a lovesick idiot languishes in their bath reading their self-indulgent notes-app poems. Accompanied by an audience of their closest friends, they try to discover what the fuck is wrong with them. “Love Something” changes nightly based on audience suggestions, exploring loneliness and thirstiness by combining haunting poetry and self-deprecating humour.

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VEYIL – 6th & 7th June – 8:00pm, 8th June – 4:00pm & 8:00pm

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder: pluck it out. In a time when we have been stripped of the ability to see, a curious Girl makes a deal with a devilish figure to retrieve that long lost sight. But humans have never stayed content for very long…

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Last Goal Wins – 7th & 8th June, 7:30pm

Don’t miss Last Goal Wins! Following its sold out run at A Pinch Of Vault festival, winning the Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award, this play follows a determined squad setting their sights on the final five spots of the Nigerian national team. Until a seasoned player comes in and secures a spot. As they know one won’t make it, the boys must do all they can to get into the team. But can they stand strong, or will pressure cause them to miss their shot?

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