The Fringe Comes To Ipswich This Autumn

30 Aug 2016 Press Release

Are you missing out on your dose of fringe theatre and new writing?

The New Wolsey Theatre can help!

This Autumn, visit the New Wolsey Theatre for a taste of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with three productions that will make you laugh, cry, and everything else in between. Take a risk on something new, something distinctive, alternative, playful, challenging, inspiring, intelligent, exciting, bold subversive, educational, entertaining, dangerous, different, and diverse. See the best contemporary theatre and performance from around the UK and the world, followed by the chance to meet the artist after the show. The line-up is bought to you by Pulse Presents, the theatre’s yearly festival of new and contemporary theatre, which now presents productions throughout the year at the studio.

Coming up this Autumn:

  • On Thu 22 September, Gary McNair and returning company Show and Tell present the award-winning A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING, described by The Guardian as “rich and earthily funny”. What are the odds of living an extraordinary life? This is the story of one boy’s granddad who won a fortune betting on the 1966 football World Cup and, when diagnosed with cancer, gambled it all on living to see the year 2000.
  • On Thu 29 September, How Small How Far present GARDEN, which was shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence. Monday to Friday, Lucy catches the 8am train to London Bridge. 9am and her day begins at Insignia Asset Management. She is in charge of the photocopier, printer, scanner, shredder and binder.
    She’s starting to wonder how this fits into The Grand Scheme Of Things? One day, Lucy decides to rescue the abused office pot plant and her life alters. Inside her flat 24 floors up, she starts to plant, cultivate and nurture her own personal wilderness.
  • On Thu 6 October, Ben Norris presents his production of THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE FAMILY. Join writer-performer and UK poetry slam champion Ben Norris as he battles the country’s most notorious service stations and the perils of lower-league football in search of the man who became his father. In turn hilarious and moving, the show explores the relative merits of Travelodge while asking searching questions of identity.

All performances will take place at the New Wolsey Studio and tickets are available to buy now from the New Wolsey Theatre box office. Call them on 01473 295900, or visit where you can also use their handy live chat service.