The Last Refuge Theatre

Female Arts recently discovered The Last Refuge an exciting progressive venue in Peckham Rye, London.

The Last Refuge is an entirely female led organisation run by Artistic Director Rania Jumaily and Creative Director / Executive Producer Laura Crampsie with Keziah Warner - Literary and Programming. Laura is also a writer and script editor. The Last Refuge’s first in house show Blues in the Night had 3 female leads and was directed by Rania.

The Last Refuge spring season 2013 is written by, directed by women or produced by female collectives and often with strong female leads and contemporary female issues.

Stimulation. Creativity. Inspiration. Joy. All available at The Last Refuge.


Jan 13 – Apr 13
We’re delighted to welcome a whole host of brand new companies as well as a few in-house productions.

19 – 24 Feb | Tue-Sat: 8pm, Sun: 4pm | £12/£8 |
The fascinating story of Catharina Linck, the only woman to ever be executed for sodomy.

Lebensmüde: Scratch Sundays
24 Feb | 7pm | Free
A FREE evening of short bits of new material from emerging artists. With cake!

5 – 10 Mar | Tue-Sat: 8pm, Sun: 4pm | £12/£8 |
Set in a war torn community, at a time when the gears of power are beginning to shift. This is a take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of bloody ambition.

Hot Dog
12 – 17 Mar | Tue-Sat: 8pm, Sun: 4pm | £12/£8 |
A new black comedy about old loyalties, new beginnings and losing sight of our humanity.

Punching Jane
19 – 24 Mar | Tue-Sat: 8pm, Sun: 4pm | £12/£8 |
Set in the seedy backstreets of Eighteenth Century London, a group of prostitutes open a boxing ring in their brothel.

26 – 31 Mar | Tue-Sat: 8pm, Sun: 4pm | £12/£8 |
This is the story of a girl who wants to be everything and everyone. But she isn’t. So what does she do now?

One Night Stand: Meal Ticket
31 Mar | 8pm | £8 |
A group of agency misfits devour each other in a comedic food fight of wits and story-topping.

Four Rooms of Refuge
2 – 7 Apr | Tue-Sat: 8pm, Sun: 4pm | £12/£8 |
A promenade performance based on the comic film set in four rooms of a Los Angeles hotel.

One Night Stand: Satyricon Remixed
7 Apr | 8pm | £8 |
Fellini’s Satyricon re-imagined in this deeply inventive adaption by choreographer Jennifer Essex and composer Charlie Usher.

More about The Last Refuge creative team

Rania Jumaily; Artistic Director
Rania graduated from Bristol University with a BA Hons in Drama, and completed a Masters in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College. Upcoming projects include Blues in the Night for The Last Refuge in Jan 2013.

Laura Crampsie; Creative Director / Executive Producer
Laura graduated from Manchester University with BA (hons) in English Literature and subsequently trained at the New York Film Academy.

Keziah Warner; Literary and Programming assistant
Keziah graduated from Goldsmiths College with a BA Hons in English and Drama. She is Literary Manager for Descent who present nights of new writing in various venues around London.

Copeland Road Industrial Park entrance via The Bussey Building
courtyard,133 Rye Lane, Peckham Rye, London, SE15 4ST

020 8127 6671
07895 149 459
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