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           THE CLAPHAM FRINGE

           Bread and Roses Theatre

           27 September - 14 October 2018

 

The Write Network Presents

BLOOD SWEAT AND VAGINAS  

27th, 28th & 29th September | 7.00pm  

 

Carolann’s awakening is sudden and all consuming. Perpetuating the strong black woman myth is no longer an option. She stumbles out of her superwoman bubble to discover a world of sex, soul music and menopause.  

A moving play of female sexuality, told with a backdrop of hypnotic rhythms and original soulful melody.  

 

 

Hyperdrive Theatre Presents  

SPLINTER  

28th & 29th September | 5.00pm  

 

Ellie and Joules are best friends. All consuming, obsessive, possessive best friends. Inseparable. That is, until Joules gets her dream job on the other side of the world and Ellie's world begins to crumble.  

Splinter is the story of a friendship, both when it's there and when it ceases to be.  

 

 

Cat&Hutch Presents  

MY FATHER’S DRAGON  

29th September & 30th September | 1.30pm

 

Join Elmer and his talking cat on their journey to rescue a baby dragon trapped on Wild Island. Watch out for a messy-maned lion, an itchy gorilla and a sweet-toothed crocodile, as you help Cat&Hutch bring Ruth Stiles Gannett's adventure story to life!

An interactive fun-filled adventure story for all the family.

     

 

Faded Ink Productions Presents

IN THE WAKE OF

1st, 2nd & 3rd October | 7.00pm

 

A dark, gritty piece of new writing set on a run down council estate in Hull. Rob and Chelsea are a seemingly content couple, but what happens when Jimmy shows up? He's just been released from Prison and is out for revenge. A play which pulls no punches and examines the extremes people can go to when push comes to shove.

 

 

Sophie Taylor and Jesse Dupre Present  

EX-BATTS AND BROILERS  

1st & 2nd October | 9.00pm

 

Gail and Gemma are two delightful chickens in a cage, discovering life as it comes. Join them on a touching, eggciting and cut-throat journey through friendship and chickenhood. Watch them compete for your affections, and decide on your favourite to vote out of the cage to pastures new!!

 

 

Different Theatre Presents  

METAMORPHOSES  

3rd & 4th October | 9.00pm  

 

This lyrical and physical one-woman show takes a female perspective on Franz Kafka’s classic Metamorphosis.  Grete Samsa navigates family dynamics and her own painful transformation from child to woman, in a Europe that is to face dark changes too. Metamorphosis is surreal, shocking, poignant and at times darkly funny.

 

 

Get Over It Productions in association with Divergent Theatre Collective Presents  

AROUND THE BLOCK  

4th & 5th October | 7.00pm

 

A cityscape of female voices. A series of one-woman plays - 4 intimate stories over two nights that engulf Londoners and their daily lives. New writing that is elegant, yet haunting and radiates political energy.

 

 

Burnt Lemon Theatre Presents  

THE HALF MOON OF SHANIA  

5th, 6th & 7th October | 5.00pm

 

The Half Moon Pub - 1999. ‘The G Stringz’ headline the punk pit stop on the tour of their twenties. It’s gonna be a riot! So wear your best knickers, don’t lose them and ask yourself -  

What’s the best thing about being a woman?

 

 

Tobacco Tea Theatre Company Presents  

THE ACCIDENTAL ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES  

6th & 7th October | 3.00pm

 

When Holmes unknowingly murders his client, the game is on to catch the criminal! But are Watson's rent and Moriarty's thirst for detective fiction manipulating events?  

Expect hilarity, satire, metafiction and plot twists galore!

 

 

Potter & Wagner Present  

BITTER 

6th & 7th October | 7.00pm  

 

Wendy, Melissa and Mavis, 3 women enjoying the horror of their early 20s, have plenty to say. They're underpaid, overworked and if they have to start a lame sharing club to be heard, they will.

Expect tears, murder and lots of guilt over global warming.

 

 

Joan Ellis Productions Presents  

DIED BLONDES  

7th October | 9.00pm

 

Marilyn Monroe, movie star. Ruth Ellis, murderer. Infamous women. Famous last words, reimagined. Written and performed by award-winning writer, Joan Ellis pieces together the latest theories creating two dramatic monologues which enable these so-called dumb blondes to find their voice moments before they die.

 

 

Re:Mind Theatre Presents  

THE GAP  

8th & 9th October | 7.00pm  

 

Meet Lisa: our intrepid American. Meet Dave: our burly Brit. They meet in Cambodia & travel the world, joined by Irish Hippies & sex-mad Londoners. When Lisa becomes pregnant, they have to make a choice. What do we sacrifice in order to be happy?

 

 

Chalk Line Theatre Presents  

TESTAMENT

10th & 11th October | 7.00pm  

 

In the beginning God created the heavens and earth and... Max! After a car crash, Max questions what happened to Tess. Answers take form in apparitions of modernised biblical characters, aiding Max in his discovery or tempting him away. Testament explores the fragmented and nonlinear process of our memories and how trauma can affect this.

 

 

KrumpetKlub Presents  

MADAME KRUMPETS

10th & 11th October | 9.00pm

 

Madame Krumpets burlesque troupe performing vintage and modern routines . Bearing more than fondant fancies with titty tasseling optional, the show will take you to distant shores so all aboard the Madame Krumpets were you’ll get lashings of buttery krumpets and feel like you have been to the moon  and back.

 

 

Wild Surmise Presents  

SO BAD  

12th & 13th October | 5.00pm  

 

Leo has vanished. His girlfriend, Rose, and his hungover flatmate, Sid, must figure out where he’s gone and why a notorious gangster wants to hurt Leo ‘so bad’. It takes all their wits to stay alive—and to sort out the adverbs from the adjectives. So Bad is a black comedy performed at the breakneck speed of farce.  

 

 

Pregnant Fish Presents  

LIKE LIONS  

12th, 13th & 14th October | 7.00pm  

 

Like a lot of people their age, twins Jacob and Sam went to Uni.  They’re not sure why… it just seemed like the only thing to do at the time. Whilst Jacob decides to quit after the first year to ‘find himself’, only to end up trapped in a chain of 0-hour contracts, Sam sticks it out… only to graduate and find herself doing the same. 'Like Lions' is an intimate and authentic look at this mess their generation have found themselves in.

 

 

Experimentorium Presents  

THE ENEMIES  

14th October | 5.00pm  

 

Devised by the company this new production seeks to pull apart Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People' to further explore two of its core themes: environmentalism and socio-political relations. Basing their exploration on the rough structure of the play, the company will devise this new piece set in a world where truth is relative and the masses command opinions.

 

 

Joan Ellis and Donna Jones Present  

FALSE TEETH. FAKE FUR. TRUE LOVE.

4th October | 9.00pm  

 

‘Two severely interesting, talented and inspirational women’, aka THEM 2 mine pasts more chequered than Donna’s golf trousers using their eclectic mix of poetry, prose and anecdotes to expose life in the raw. Expect wolves stripped of sheep’s clothing and old dogs turning new tricks. Happy. Sad. True to life. True to you.

 

 

CLAPHAM FRINGE

27th September to 14th October 2018

The Bread & Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ London

 

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Now in its fourth year, the Clapham Fringe at Bread and Roses Theatre hosts 48 performances of theatre, comedy, storytelling and cabaret.  

 

HERE IS OUR SELECTION OF SHOWS TO SEE

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