Barnes Fringe Festival 2018

Posted on 04/06/18 by OSO Arts Centre

Barnes Fringe Festival
Hosted by OSO Arts Centre with Olympic Cinema and The Bull’s Head
1st–14th July 2018

Welcome to the Barnes Fringe Festival. With events at OSO Arts Centre, Olympic Cinema and The Bull's Head, this year the Festival is bigger and better than ever. Spanning two weeks, we have shows from top comedians on weeknights, a weekend of hour-long plays in the middle, culminating with a day of Free Fringe at the Barnes Fair. We are delighted to announce our headliner for the fortnight: James Acaster, described as 'this country's fastest-rising comedian' (The Guardian). Many of the comedians and theatre companies are trying out work-in-progress ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, so see it here first!



Comedy Line-up
James Acaster
Sindhu Vee
Ivo Graham
Viv Groskop
Eleanor Tiernan
Lou Sanders
Pierre Novellie
Marcel Lucont
Gyles Brandreth
Angela Barnes
Sean McLoughlin
Ken Cheng
Adam Hess
Roger McGough & LiTTLe MACHiNe

Theatre
Say Something Happened
Space Doctor
Romeo & Juliet
Cream Tea and Incest
Black Mountain
Chihuahua
Judgement

And…
An Evening with Mary Peters (fundraiser for FiSH Neighbourhood Care)
Barnes Fringe Fringe (including Robyn Perkins, Mark Bittlestone, Clare Catford, Will Dalrymple, Will Penswick)



Prices
James Acaster, Gyles Brandreth and Roger MGough: £15 in advance, £16 on the door
Comedy Double bills: £12 in advance, £14 on the door
Theatre: £12 in advance, £14 on the door (Discount package – in advance only: 2 plays for £16 or 3 plays for £18)
Dame Mary Peters: £10



To book visit www.osoarts.org.uk/fringe or call 020 8876 9885

OSO Arts Centre, 49 Station Road, Barnes, London, SW13 0LF (entrance on Barnes Green)
020 8876 9885

Olympic Studios, 117-123 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9HL

The Bulls’s Head, 373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9PY

Facebook
@OSOArtsBarnes


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Sunday 1 July | 7:30pm
Say Something Happened
Presented by Barnes Community Players

The Barnes Community Players are returning with their triple-bill of Alan Bennett one act plays following their success at the OSO in March. Say Something Happened will be performed alongside Green Forms and A Visit From Miss Protheroe. Three bitter-sweet comedies which will be travelling up to the Edinburgh Fringe in August.



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Monday 2 July | 8pm
Opening Night
James Acaster
www.barnescomedy.com
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

James Acaster reflects on the best year of his life and the worst year of his life and does stand-up comedy about them whilst throwing a strop.

'There’s no one better at constructing a show than Acaster ' - The Guardian
'Comic genius' - Evening Standard
'one of the most consistently brilliant and distinctive comedians of his generation' - Chortle
'He really is rewriting the comedy rulebook' - Time Out


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Tuesday 3 July | 8pm
An Evening with Dame Mary Peters
In association with FiSH Neighbourhood Care

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

Come and be inspired by the First Lady of Athletics who will be interviewed about her life and triumphant athletics career by Vassos Alexander at OSO Arts Centre to raise money for FiSH Neighbourhood Care. In 1972 Mary won the gold medal for Great Britain and set a world record in the women's pentathlon at the Munich Olympics. She represented Northern Ireland in every Commonwealth Games between 1958 and 1974. Mary went on to become a great sporting ambassador and these days spends considerable time supporting young athletes in Northern Ireland through her charity, The Mary Peters Trust.

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Wednesday 4 July | 8pm
Sindhu Vee & Ivo Graham
www.barnescomedy.com

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

SINDHU VEE
Award winning comedian and host of the BBC’s Comedy of the Week podcast Sindhu Vee, presents a work in progress about how difficult it is to STAY married, how you love your kids SO MUCH it sucks but how, ultimately it’s all about LOVE and nothing worthwhile was every easy, so hey, best get on board.
As seen/heard on Live from the BBC, BBC World, BBC R4 Alan Davies “As Yet Untitled”.
“Her acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery of less politically correct home truths are alarmingly persuasive.” - The List

IVO GRAHAM
Pre-watershed navel-gazing, as seen/heard on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Fighting Talk, and Live From The BBC.


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Thursday 5 July | 8pm
Viv Groskop & Eleanor Tiernan

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

VIV GROSKOP: Vivalicious
Viv is a journalist, comedian and writer based in Teddington. Viv's new work-in-progress is about being the best version of yourself you can be. In Viv’s case - her most Vivalicious self. Or does there come a time when you should just give up and accept you are not that great a human being and never will be?
'Fresh and original' - Sara Pascoe

ELEANOR TIERNAN
Eleanor is an Irish comedian who regularly performs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


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Friday 6 July | 8pm
Lou Sanders & Pierre Novellie
www.barnescomedy.com

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

LOU SANDERS
Lou Sanders talks about her most shameful experiences and somehow fits it into fifty minutes. Her TV stand-up includes sets on ABC1’s Comedy Up Late and Russell Howard’s Good News. Lou has written for 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and Miranda.
‘Destined for hugeness’ Time Out
‘Something new is happening in comedy’ Independent
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ Scotsman

PIERRE NOVELLIE
Pierre Novellie returns with a brand new hour of God-knows-what! It's a work in progress, people!
Best Club Comedian – Nominee, Chortle Awards 2016 .
"Dawn of a major talent" – The Guardian
"Erudite, intelligent, scholarly but accessible" – The Scotsman


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Saturday 7 July
Theatre Weekend
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

Space Doctor| 4pm
Presented by StraightUp Productions

Time Travel, Space Ships, Evil Aliens, Sexy Assistants, Demented Fans. It can only be SPACE DOCTOR!
Britain's favourite time traveller is BACK. Be there, or be exterminated!
A riotous and playful homage to Doctor Who, set at a fan convention celebrating the fictional 1970s programme Space Doctor.

Romeo & Juliet | 6pm
Presented by Curious Pheasant

Curious Pheasant Theatre present Romeo and Juliet. This all-male production is a bold reimagining of William Shakespeare’s classic love story.


Cream Tea and Incest | 8pm
Presented by Peracals Productions
Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy. Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake. Transferring from The Hope Theatre, Islington
“A gem of a play”
★★★★ Broadway Baby
“Scarcely a dry eye in the house”
Highly Recommended Show – Fringe Review
"a diverting hour’s entertainment" - The Stage



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Sunday 8 July
Theatre Weekend
OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

Black Mountain | 3:30pm
Presented by Wild Duck Theatre
Black Mountain is an exciting new play by up and coming playwright Brad Birch.
Set in an airbnb in the foothills of Black Mountain, this psychological thriller powers to its terrifying conclusion.  
Black Mountain will be having a three-day run at the OSO 17 – 18 July.


Chihuahua | 6pm
Presented by House of Mirth
"I saw a thing online that said chihuahuas are 50% trembling and 50% rage. Sounds about right.' 
A new comic play about breaking up, moving on, and using those little plastic bags to pick up the mess left behind. 
Created by the team behind Bright Spark Award-winning Marie (at the OSO previously this year), Chihuahua is an intoxicating story of commitment, transformation and real magic.


Judgement | 8pm
Presented by Stephen Bradley
One man’s testimonial.
“You must decide what shall be done with me. Am I not fit for return to the war? Am I otherwise than normal? Less than human?”. 
Based on the true account of one soldier’s episode of war, Judgement puts us face to face with his reality and asks us to put his fate in our hands. 


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Sunday 8 July | 8pm
Marcel Lumont Presents an Intimate Night of Musical Comedy
www.barnescomedy.com
The Bull's Head, Lonsdale Road

Marcel Lucont hosts an intimate night of musical comedy at the world famous Jazz Room at the Bull’s Head, with some of the finest musical comedy acts in the land.

‘Hilarious’ – The Guardian
‘An utter joy’ – Time Out
‘Excellently dry’ – The Times

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Tuesday 10 July | 8pm
Gyles Brandreth: Break a Leg!
OSO Arts Centre Ambassador Fundraiser

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth's case it's tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News for You and Countdown star returns with his new show celebrating all things theatrical.
'Master raconteur' ★★★★★ - Telegraph
'Absolute joy' ★★★★★ - Scotsman)

Gyles is an Ambassador for the OSO Arts Centre and is performing his Edinburgh Fringe show as a fundraiser for the OSO. There will be a meet and greet and book signing after the show.


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Wednesday 11 July | 8pm
Angela Barnes & Sean McLoughlin
www.barnescomedy.com

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

ANGELA BARNES
I’m Angela Barnes and I’m doing a new show. I’d love to tell you what it’s about, but it’s a secret. I’ve done some things you might have liked, Newsjack and News Quiz on R4, Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo on BBC2. So yeah, I’d love it if you could come and see my new bits.

SEAN MCLOUGHLIN
A new hour of tremendous stand-up from an ‘impassioned and uniquely brilliant talent’ (The List) who supported Ricky Gervais on the 2017/18 Humanity tour.
★★★★ - The Scotsman
★★★★ - The Skinny


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Thursday 12 July | 8pm
Ken Cheng & Adam Hess (with support acts TBA)
In association with StraightUp Productions

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

KEN CHENG
Ken has a unique analytical brain. He could do long division at the age of five. To Ken, life is an equation and comedy is chemistry.
A BBC (British born Chinese) who’s long forgotten his first language, Mandarin, Ken uses his incomplete degree in Mathematics – and Powerpoint – to examine the way we communicate today.
Winner of the Dave Joke of the Fringe Award 2017
BBC New Comedy Award Finalist
BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017


ADAM HESS
Adam is a stand-up comedian, actor, TV writer and general cheeky-guy from London.
He can't imagine the queen with wet hair and he finds it hard to get his head around the fact that his cat has a grandad but he is keeping an open mind.
‘For good quality gags per minute, there is no better comedian’
★★★★ The Independent
‘Relentlessly entertaining, full of beautiful imagery’
★★★★ Time Out


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Friday 13 July | 8pm
Roger McGough & LiTTLe MACHiNe
OSO Arts Centre Ambassador

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

Following a sold-out show at the OSO earlier in the year, Roger McGough & Walter, Steve and Chris of LiTTLe MACHiNe are back. Featuring a fine selection of vintage, classic & surprising poems set to music, it’s a gala gig that’s been making waves at Literary Festivals up and down the country!


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Sunday 14 July
Free Fringe at the Barnes Fair

OSO Arts Centre, Barnes Green

Barnes Fair is the highlight of the local calendar, with over 300 stalls, live music, children's funfair and more. Throughout the day the OSO will be hosting the Barnes Free Fringe: a programme of comedians performing short sets. You can drop in, or book a free ticket in advance to guarantee a seat. The full list of acts for the Free Fringe will be announced shortly, and can be found on the OSO website www.osoarts.org.uk

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