Theatre at the 2023 Wanstead Fringe

This year’s Wanstead Fringe will be featuring FOUR plays – more than it has ever had before. It’s part of the Fringe’s attempt to bring regular theatre to Wanstead, even outside the normal September dates.

The four plays are:

Breakfast With Jonny Wilkinson, a revival of Chris England’s comedy – itself the sequel to the smash hit An Evening With Gary Lineker. The Wanstead Theatre Co, which has previously performed Two, and Bazaar & Rummage will be staging the play at Eton Manor RFC – again finding the right location for the right play.

Catapult Theatre’s All Girl Band will be a celebration of “feeling fun, flirty and fabulous” as the evening celebrates musical theatre hits from the last 50 years. It will be upstairs at the Bull.

The Room Upstairs – appropriately named since it too will be at the Bull – will be an atmospheric show which features on the relationship between and mother and daughter, and highlights the ‘invisible illness’ ME. It’s brought to the Fringe by the Baloney Theatre Company which last year staged A Non-Emergency.

Robot Penguin is a bizarre, irreverent comedy through the lens of an undercover robotic penguin. It too will be in the Bull. Double bill tickets – no pun intended – are available with The Room Upstairs.

Giles Wilson, chair of the Wanstead Fringe, said: “Regular Fringe supporters will know how much we pride ourselves on being able to bring theatre to Wanstead, and for the tenth Fringe we’re going further than we’ve ever been able to before.

“And thanks to the support of our ticket-buyers and sponsors over the years, this year we have been able to invest in new lighting which we hope will be in use for many years to come as we continue our mission to bring more cultural activities to Wanstead.”

Tickets for all the plays are available via the Wanstead Fringe website or directly here on Wansteadium.