Arts Editor - Lesley Strachan

Jump aboard – Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 is about take off!

Jump aboard – Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2017 is about take off!

We’ll be at the official launch party of #WAF2017 on Friday, but in fact, we’ve already been beavering away. We will start featuring some of the artists, performers, dancers and comedians who will be in our borough for WAF, this coming week.

On Tuesday, Chris finds out about Lobster Quadrille, a theatre company that makes absurd and wondrous comedy using theatre, comedy, clown and music. A trio from Mexico, France and England comes bring their cabaret to Tara Arts Theatre and The Cat’s Back.

Wednesday Ian meets Stephanie Silver the creative force behind Glass Half Full Theatre who bring two shows to WAF2017; ‘The Monologues of a Tired Nurse’ at the Cat’s Back, and ‘C’est La Vie” at TheatreN16 in Balham.

A forgotten story hidden in our boxing heritage comes to life on the stage with “Tom Molineaux “.  When a freed slave from America fought a British sporting star, it took the English audience by surprise. I met the writer Tom Green ahead of his show on at The Arches at St. Mary’s, Putney 17 & 18 May. Listen in on Thursday for my interview.

We’re not leaving out our live shows during these next packed few weeks, oh no.

On Friday The Yo Pro Collective, curators of two evening of emerging performers at BAC, are in the Craig Macauley show at 7pm.  Saturday morning just after 9am, Mike Stead hosts Chocolate Film who are running some family film workshops in Tooting,  and Rory Boyle at 11am on Saturday meets up with Dan Horrigan, writer of Still I See My Baby.  Mark Lester Steps Aboard joins the Sunday Roast for a comedy chinwag.


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April 29th, 2017

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