Grimm’s Collecting Agency

Grimms Collecting Agency

A Pop-Up Story Collecting booth and Free Performance created by Teatro Vivo

Collecting stories is a family business for the Grimms, handed down through the generations – ever since their great great great great grandfathers, those famous brothers, heard the one about Hansel and Gretel. On a mission to assess the state of the nation, the Grimms will be collecting stories. Your stories…

From Monday 4th June – Sunday 10th June the Grimms’ Collecting Agency Booth will take up residence at Catford Fringe Festival at The Broadway Theatre. Drop in and share your stories. Is there a legend in your family? Do you have a tale about the street you live in or how you came to Catford? Perhaps you know a ghost story or a favourite yarn that makes you think differently about the world. Or maybe you can make one up in the moment! Come to the GRIMMS’ COLLECTING AGENCY and write it, draw it, record it and share it with us.

On Sunday 10th June at 5.30pm in the Studio the Story Collecting Grimms will perform a selection of their favourite stories that they have seen, heard and read.

The Story Collecting Booth and Performance are all free to attend and experience.
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Almost anywhere is a possible stage for this most creative of theatre groups. The challenge they set themselves is to break free of tradition, reinterpret the classics and collaborate with their audience. Absolutely not the West End.” The Guardian

Sunday 5:30pm – Free Reserve Ticket

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7 weeks to go! The countdown begins…

BeFunky Collage.jpgJeepers. It’s been a busy few weeks. So many great artists and we are super excited to watch the lineup get bigger and bigger.

From headline acts to small acoustic sets we are very lucky to be surrounded by so much talent. 😀

There are still a few spaces left to fill so we are continuing to programme over April but watch this space for the finalised lineup very soon. 7 weeks and counting.  Eeek! 🤩

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We Need The Eggs


An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. A convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Richard Todd returns to Edinburgh with a new show. Fools? Maybe! Obsessed? Certainly! Pension Plans? Probably not. Let’s go meet them!
In celebration of the human spirit, Richard Todd prods hope’s perpetually moribund body with the indubitable stick of logic and asks: ‘Why won’t it die?’

‘Some comics have a gift of words that touches their work with wonder. Richard Todd is such a comic… Painfully funny… Like finding The Fall guesting on X-Factor.’ THE SCOTSMAN ****

‘A talent entirely of his own.’ – FEST ****

‘Painfully funny.’ EDFEST MAG****

‘Flashes of brilliance with complex, imaginative surrealism and an endearingly chaotic style’ – THE SKINNY

‘… A smart surrealist…’ THE INDEPENDENT


Tuesday 5th, 9pm  Buy Tickets

Come Hither, its Cats & Bins

“Last week someone stole my identity. Today they came begging for me to take it back.” 

We are very happy to have local theatre company Come Hither Productions come and join us at the festival.  Cats & Bins is a brand new play which explores the individual identities that make up a community. The show has been devised and written by the talented company of actors from the Catford and Hither Green area; it is firmly rooted in the area and the amazing creative talent to be found here.
Contains magic tricks, many languages and a bit of complaining about trains.
Wednesday 8:30pm – £10 (£8 concessions) Buy Tickets
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The London Gypsy Orchestra

We are super excited that the LGO are part of our Fringe Festival. The LGO performs rousing arrangements of the vibrant, passionate and energetic music of Eastern Europe and the Balkans. They are a 12 to 15 piece musical ensemble which performs the music of Roma/Gypsy and Yiddish culture, and of Eastern Europe/Balkans, North Africa, Turkey, Middle East etc. They are always keen to encourage dancing!

Sunday 10th – 3pm £6 (Concessions £4)  Buy Tickets


London Gypsy Orchestra

Scarlett Dobson:Straight Outta Catford (Work in Progress)

Scarlett Dobson burst onto the London open spot circuit in 2017 having graduated from the prestigious University of Kent Drama department.

“The crowd roared with laughter at Scarlett’s self-ridicule…” -Inquire, UKC newspaper

“Very engaging and great stage presence. Nicely thought out material. Will go a long way.” -Christian Steel
A born and bred Catford girl with roots from Ireland, India and the Caribbean, she’s frustrated about what is happening to her neighbourhood. Contemplating a move to the north due to spiralling property prices and gentrification, Straight Outta Catford (Work in Progress) is a hilarious call to arms. How can someone born and raised locally not be able to live amoung her family and community? Scarlett explores her roots and her place in the world in this hilarious debut show.
Tuesday 5th, 8pm – £5 Buy Tickets28337033_10155515600723403_1181693167047439351_o


Joel Dommett comes to Catford

JOEL DOMMETT Leather jacket 2016 - Credit Matt Crockett

Headlining our Catford Fringe Festival on Wednesday night is Joel Dommett: Live 2018. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noise.

@joeldommett came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4)

Supported by Tom Lucy and compere Emmanuel Sonubi. Grab tickets whilst you can!

Wednesday 6th June, 7:30pm £15 Buy Tickets

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