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  • Where: The Neeld, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER
  • When:Sunday 13 February 2022
  • Time: 07:00 PM
  • Cost: £2 – £10

Fringe February presents:


Written and performed by Florence Espeut-Nickless
Directed by Jesse Jones


“They’re sayin I brought it on myself.
Oh yeah, they’ve heard about me. Basically it must’ve been my fault cause I’m me, Destiny”

Destiny dreams big. She dreams glamour. She’s gonna be an MTV Base backing dancer, you watch. If J-Lo can make it outta the Bronx then Destiny can make it off the Hill Rise estate in Chippenham. She’s fearless, ferocious and up for the fight (she’s had to be). Born below the breadline, she’s desperate to see beyond the neighbourhood and find hope in hopelessness.

This monologue follows the story of a teenage girl growing up on a rural Wiltshire council estate. After a big night out takes a turn for the worst, Destiny’s life spirals out of control as she desperately tries to learn how to love and be loved.


DESTINY is a recipient of The Pleasance’s 2021 National Partnerships Award with Bristol Old Vic FERMENT and was shortlisted for Theatre West’s Write On Women Award.


It has been developed with support from Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol Old Vic FERMENT, Pound Arts, Strike a Light, The Pleasance, Tim Crouch, Wiltshire Creative, Natural Theatre, Paper Arts, Theatre Bristol, Hawkwood College, Arts Council England and Gane Trust.


Florence is a writer, performer and facilitator from Chippenham in Wiltshire. She writes for both stage and screen about / with working class communities in the Southwest in the hope to make the arts more accessible to everyone regardless of background and geographical location.

She is the Writer in Residence at Pentabus Theatre, an Open Session Writer at the Bristol Old Vic and an associate artist at Strike a Light, as part of the Let Artists Be Artists programme.


Age guidance: 14+
Trigger warning: Sexual abuse and violence.
Length: 70 minutes

To make this event as accessible to as many people as possible we are offering a pay-what-you-can-afford ticketing system thanks to funding from Chippenham Borough Lands Charity. Please select whichever price you feel you can afford.



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  • All performers and staff have produced a negative lateral flow test before coming to the venues. We strongly recommend that audiences do the same. 
    If the event is cancelled due to Covid you will be offered a full refund (minus booking fees).