Rouge, a ‘Circus for Grownups’, is a glorious night of escapism and joy. The tone is more cheeky than sultry, with the burlesque elements full of fun, and the male performers eagerly becoming the butt of jokes and laughter.
Promising ‘a decadent and astonishing blend of sensational acrobatics, soaring aerial trapeze, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque’, Rouge transfers to London straight off the back of its UK premiere for Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Fierce, unapologetic, thought-provoking and radical, Everything I See I Swallow may not the circus show you wanted, but it’s the circus show you needed.
Since meeting in Chichester in 2015, Greg Mosse and John Gleadall have been busy writing a string of musical shows, including jazz-swing cabaret Separate Ways, which they’re now staging at Theatro Technis from 21 to 24 August 2019 during Camden Fringe. Mosse told us about the key to their collaboration. Time to get booking!
The rhythms of TS Crew’s bounding, twisting, spinning bodies in Along are timed to perfection with the music, whether boy-band synchronised or splitting into physical polyphony.
Could there be a more perfect venue for solo show Celia Delaney is… Angelic? than the aptly named Angel Comedy Club? The fact that Victoria Wood, who inspired Delaney as a child, is on the mural there makes it even more heavenly. We caught up with this multi-talented performer ahead of her Camden Fringe debut.
Overall xoxo moongirl is fascinating, funny, and surprising. It held my attention throughout.
For this week only, the capital can again savour the vocal excellence of Molly Lynch in her one-woman show Rodgers and Hammerstein & Me Too
From real-life incels to microaggressions: the 2019 Camden Fringe Festival line-up tackles sexism head on. Almost two years on from the birth of the #MeToo movement, this year’s line-up shows there’s still a lot to fight for – and plenty of women willing to step up.
The Illusionists is not overpriced, it does hold your attention – even the row of 11 just-out-of-school-for-the-holidays girls on booster cushions behind me didn’t talk or fidget during the show – so if you have some, take them.
Comedian and keynote speaker Celia Delaney makes her Camden Fringe with her debut solo show Celia Delaney is… Angelic?. The comedy cabaret runs for three performances only at the Angel Comedy Club at The Bill Murray pub from 15 to 19 August 2019. Time to get booking!
Gleadall & Mosse’s jazz-swing cabaret Separate Ways gets a fresh outing with a new young cast next month at Camden Fringe, where it’s running for four performances only from 21 to 24 August 2019 at London’s Theatro Technis. Time to get booking!
Pride month may be finished, but fear not, Camden Fringe has a wealth of LGBTQIA+ shows this year to keep the celebrations going. Here, festival organisers have highlighted eight that should be in your fringe diary.
So this week, I saw some of the best and worst theatre as well as the Spice Girls again, which some would argue is the best and worst in pop music at the same time.
David Narayan is an engaging performer and a skilled magician but the concept behind The Psychic Project needs work and the tricks need to feel more original to really impress audiences
From cabarets to The Woman in Black via biscuits at Holby City: That Stagey Blog reflects on his latest Stagey Week.
Sonia Friedman Productions is celebrating after the Broadway transfers of The Ferryman and Ink garnered six wins at the 2019 Tony Awards, while the National Theatre had plenty to be happy about following Bryan Cranston being named Best Leading Actor in a Play for Network and Hadestown (which finished a run at the National in January this year) scooping eight awards.
“I left feeling elated” and “I can’t remember when I last laughed so much” are just a couple of the glowing audience responses to hit cabaret about lady parts, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva. Take a look at the glowing feedback from fans of the show, then rush to book your tickets.
“Watch the feather duster!” That’s the ambiguous advice from director Penelope Chater, whose production, Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, arrives at the Bread and Roses Theatre next week. Watch her interview, then book your tickets!
Why did entertainer and somatic sexologist Laura-Doe Harris begin performing her international hit cabaret about female sexuality, what are the myths she’s still trying to dispel and how did a call from her Mum spark her imagination? Discover this and more in her interview about Laura-Doe’s Vaudeville of the Vulva, then book your tickets!