Ross Howard’s six short plays are set in worlds that are burlesques on absurdism. Relationships don’t so much fail to work as unnervingly malfunction.
Today’s the day! This year’s Camden Fringe launches today. We only wish we could clone ourselves to see every show whose artists we met at the recent launch party. Check out launch photos and tweets – and then get booking!
As part of our countdown to this year’s Camden Fringe, today we’re highlighting some of the BAME artists set to take this year’s festival by storm. Now in its 14th year, London’s alternative to Edinburgh Fringe runs from 29 July and 25 August 2019 with over 300 shows across 30 different venues.
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.
Want to bond with your kids? Make theatre with them! That’s a lesson these families performing at Camden Fringe have taken to heart. Now in its 14th year, London’s alternative to Edinburgh Fringe runs from 29 July and 25 August 2019 with over 300 shows across 30 different venues, including these four.
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.
Columbian performer and Royal Ballet principal Fernando Montano on what moved him to create an evening of performance supporting the Marine Conservation Society, shooting incredible underwater images and an unsung hero of British theatre. Read the interview then book your tickets for Fernando Montano and Friends – Dance for the Sea.
It was fourteen years ago that Michelle Flower and Zena Barrie launched the Camden Fringe festival as a summer filler at the Etcetera Theatre in London NW1. Fourteen years later, London’s annual alternative to the Edinburgh Fringe spans 300+ shows across 30 venues. We caught up with Flower to hear more. How many shows can you pack in? Time to get booking!
What’s with the pigeon? Camden Fringe’s famous avian mascot this year pays tribute to British actor Olivia Colman for her Oscar-winning turn in the film The Favourite. The full programme for the 2019 festival features over 300 shows running across 30 different London venues between 29 July and 25 August 2019. How many can you squeeze in? Time to get booking!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer star and Instagram sensation Tom Lenk will be one of the biggest stars at this year’s VAULT Festival when he stars in the hit comedy Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist. The play, which is already a hit in the US, runs from 6-16 February 2019 at the Waterloo venue.
As part of our Camden Fringe Featured Shows, we’re counting down to the #MeToo premiere of Pomegranate Season, running at London’s Cockpit Theatre from 20 to 22 August 2018. In our interview, author-actor-activist Victoria Cano tells us about the real-life rape that ‘forced’ her debut play out of her, why London is better than New York and how travelling restores her faith in humanity. Time to get booking!
Our Camden Fringe Featured Show series continues with Square, a surreal, dark and violent comedy with political undertones, which runs this weekend at the Cockpit Theatre. This new piece, devised by Tale to Be Told Theatre and based on personal experiences, offers a surreal take on a system that punishes those who don’t conform. Watch the ominous trailer below – and get booking!
How is the deepening crisis in Venezuela affecting theatremakers there? Award-winning playwright Gustavo Ott, who gets his overdue UK debut this month with a new production of 2002 play Your Molotov Kisses, discusses that and how his five years living in London as a young immigrant – working as a theatre usher, meeting Harold Pinter, flat-sharing with ETA separatists – shaped him and his art.
Did they even have videogames in Shakespeare’s time?! Watch our video interview with Edward/Edalia Day answering big questions about life and art (seriously… but in a fun way), as we count down to the Camden Fringe opening of Super Hamlet 64.
As rehearsals continue for The German Girls in preparation for its Camden Fringe debut, we spoke to London-based Danish writer and actress Christina Tranholm about sharing the hidden stories of Danish women who fell in love with German soldiers during the Second World War – and how relevant it still is today.
The latest offering in our Camden Fringe Featured Show is Samuel John and Mark Hayden’s Seeds of Change, premiering this week at London’s Lion & Unicorn Theatre, where it runs from 9 to 12 August 2018. This anarchic comedy, launching new company Farce a Minute, is set in a sperm bank (!) and features stage and screen veteran John Atterbury.
As BLUE prepares for its premiere at London’s Camden Fringe, we talk to writer and performer Kim Scopes. Created with director Holli Dillon by their new theatre company the Sycorax Collective, the one-woman abstract fairy tale runs 15 to 19 August 2018 at Etcetera Theatre. Read our interview below to find out why there’s a woman stuck on the moon and what Jim Broadbent once gave her for Christmas… and then get booking!
Next up in our Camden Fringe Featured Show series: after acclaim on tour, transgender theatremaker Edward/Edalia Day brings Super Hamlet 64, a new comedy about “videogames and death” and Shakespeare, to London for two festival dates at the Cockpit Theatre on 17 and 18 August 2018. What if you woke up and realised that your life was actually a computer game? Your Dad just …
One of London Pub Theatre’s ‘Top Picks’ for this year’s Camden Fringe, Your Molotov Kisses is almost ready to debut its new British version at London’s Etcetera Theatre from 8 to 16 August 2018. Check out our new picture gallery of the cast in rehearsal – and then get booking!
Next up in our Camden Fringe Featured Show series: after acclaim on tour, transgender theatremaker Edward/Edalia Day brings Super Hamlet 64, a new comedy about “videogames and death” and Shakespeare, to London for two festival dates at the Cockpit Theatre on 17 and 18 August 2018.
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