Theatremaker Lita Doolan was performing in Edinburgh Fringe one summer when she was inspired to write a story about Scotland’s iconic capital. She took her inspiration from how the city and its residents recovered following the devastating 2002 fire that started in Cowgate Street and ripped through much of its Old Town. This summer, she brings the resulting play, Time for Tea, to Camden Fringe, running for one performance only to open the festival on 30 July 2018. Here, she recalls how it all came about.
Which shows have you earmarked so far for this year’s Camden Fringe? As part of our Featured Show series, we’d like to draw your attention to Lita Doolan’s Time for Tea, which opens the month-long festival at north London’s Etcetera Theatre on 30 July 2018. The new play is inspired by the devastating 2002 fire in Edinburgh’s Old Town, which changed her life…
The 13th Camden Fringe Festival has announced its 2018 line-up, which sees themes of #MeToo, LGBTQ and mental health taking the forefront, reflecting what has been a groundbreaking year of social and political change for the UK. The festival, which runs from 30 July to 26 August 2018, will take place in 23 Camden venues this summer with over 200 shows.
Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid has one final performance at Canal Café Theatre, tonight! Book your tickets here: Canal Cafe Theatre Box Office Star rating: ***** 45 minutes of sheer innovative and evocative writing and performance. Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid captured our imaginations from the outset, it makes a bold and impacting statement as […]
Pluto’s premise is ingenious. It dramatises the planet Pluto’s reaction to learning that he has been re-categorised – demoted, effectively – from planet to dwarf planet. Pluto throws a party to celebrate incoming news from NASA.
Pageant is the light-hearted, saccharine, glittery music depiction of the Miss Glamouresse beauty pageant, with all of the contestants having a little more to offer than your usual beauty queen.
After success at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, ‘poetic economist’ Serafina Salvador’s Don’t Blame the Bankers…$toopid is now running for six performances only at London’s Camden Fringe. She explains her journey of enlightenment from banker to artist.
Pageant London Irish Centre Camden Fringe Until 26th August ★★★★ Review by Nick Holland The Camden Fringe prides itself on originality and energy. As well as giving exciting new shows an airing, it also revives modern classics such as Pageant, running until 26 August at the London Irish Centre. Pageant is a fast paced musical […]
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Pageant is a revival of a musical first performed off-Broadway in 1991, and it’s telling that this drag satire on the culture of women as decoration still feels biting 26 years later. The professional nature of this production (it was revived off-Broadway in 2014 initially) is obvious by the calibre of the performers, who are […]
This two-woman show is written and presented by the talented Serafina Salvador, and tells, in a highly original way, the story of one woman’s first-hand experience of the banking world on the eve of the Lehman Brothers meltdown in 2008.
I know other writers feel like their brains are always buzzing with different plots, but that rarely happens for me so I spend a lot of my time waiting for the muse to strike
My thoughts, live-tweets and ticket links from recent plays I’ve seen: Around the World in 80 Days, The Wasp, Flood (now closed) and Sari: The Whole Five Yards.
Covering the story of Erzsébet Báthory, allegedly one of Europe’s most prolific and powerful mass murderers, Skin Deep has an ambitious remit. Erzsébet grow up continually being denied the chance to train as a soldier like her brothers, much to her frustration, and her eventual marriage to […]
Don’t Blame the Bankers… $toopid, written and directed by “poetic economist” Serafina Salvador, comes to Camden Fringe this month for six performances only.
Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid runs at Camden Fringe 11 – 13 and 18 – 20 August 2017. Here’s Break A Leg’s vlog with actor, Anne Musisi from the show talking about her role and telling you why you must come and see it!
What have two twenty-something actors learned from starting their own theatre company? What advice would they give to others considering it
SKIN DEEP, Lee Anderson’s new play which returns to London for this summer’s Camden Fringe Festival, explores what drove one of history’s most prolific female serial killers. The Attila Theatre production has a strictly limited at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre from 31 July to 6 August 2017, with nightly performances at 9.15pm. Watch what happens with the company in the rehearsal room…
Tom Hartwell’s new play FLOOD premieres this summer at London’s Tristan Bates Theatre. The premiere production, directed by Georgie Staight for Paper Creatures Theatre during Camden Fringe, runs for one week only from 31 July to 5 August 2017. Watch the very cool, and very stormy, show trailer below.
After a sell-out performance as part of this spring’s First Festival of solo theatre, Preethi Nair’s debut stage play Sari: The Whole Five Yards returns to London’s Tristan Bates Theatre this summer.
An enigmatic, travelling poet delves into the mythologies of Odysseus, the original rock’n’roll absent father, through the eyes of his brooding son Telemachus. How can he compete with the legacy of his father when the world’s so different now?