The Edinburgh fringe may not be happening this year but some of the shows that should have been there will be playing Wandsworth instead. There is a good array of theatre in tandem with the comedy and magic and live events such as the Guilty Feminist podcast - including some plays from the Philip Ridley The Breast Will Rise digital season now performed live.
From award-winning playwright Philip Ridley comes the theatrical world premiere of The Beast Will Rise, an evening of monologues written in lockdown and performed by cast members of Ridley’s postponed play The Beast of Blue Yonder. When lockdown started Tramp were 2 weeks into rehearsals for The Beast of Blue Yonder which was due to have its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse in August, with an incredible cast including Rachel Bright (Eastenders), Steve Furst (Little Britain, Matilda, St. Trinians), and Unique Spencer (Top Boy). The play of course had to be postponed. Ridley’s response? To write fourteen world premieres, performed by the original cast and broadcast online. And now The New Normal Festival brings you the theatrical world premiere of a selection of them. Please note the exact line up and running time may change Philip Ridley’s previous plays include Angry, The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Radiant Vermin, The Pitchfork Disney, Tender Napalm, Dark Vanilla Jungle, and Mercury Fur, as well as the screenplay for the 1990 film The Krays. Tramp’s previous shows include their Offie-nominated productions of Philip Ridley’s Angry and smash hit immersive version of Confessional by Tennessee Williams, and the multi-award nominated Blow: A Deaf Girl’s Fight at Vault Festival.