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.
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 …
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