Identity is the sum of the stories we tell ourselves. Some of these are personal, and some political. Sometimes they blend, sometimes clash. In Aaron Kilercioglu and Bilal Hasna’s excellently staged and thought-provoking For a Palestinian, the performer and co-author Hasna tells two stories: one about himself and his new love for Palestine, and the other about the Palestinian activist and translator Wa’el Zuaiter, and his love affair with Australian-born painter Janet Venn-Brown. Her 2006 book, For a Palestinian, tells the story of Zuaiter and his assassination in Rome in 1972 by Mossad.
After acclaim at Brighton Fringe, Unfiltered Productions’ work-in-progress The Doll Who Came to Tea, examining the voices that remain in your head after childhood trauma, transfers to Camden Fringe this month.
After a successful on-demand run streamed from London’s Cockpit Theatre during the darkest days of the UK’s third Covid lockdown, The Return returns live as part of the Camden Fringe 2021.
Streaming until 28 July through Camden People’s Theatre, presented by Carolyn Defrin in collaboration with film-maker Rosie Powell, 28 Days Greater – total running time 46 minutes – comprises a sequence of 28 short films. Some are over in a blink or a whisper; some linger for longer.
North West, created by Anna Morrissey and Tristan Kajanus, is available in two versions; one online and one a self-guided audio tour with which you can wander the former North Westminster School, now the posh flats and commercial units of the Paddington Basin.
Welcome to our first 2021 round-up of digital shows available for you to watch in the next few weeks.
From large-scale musicals to Zoom experiences, student showcases to the Bard, film and comedy, children’s theatre to audio pieces, storytelling to…
Can poetry help us in troubled times? How do you take it off the page and onto the stage? What can it tell us about the music industry? We caught up with poet and performer Genevieve Carter about her new genre-busting show A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy. Time to get booking for dates at Camden People’s Theatre and VAULT Festival!
What do you get when you mix “Champagne, Cocaine and Sausages” and poetry and music? Check out production photos and video of Genevieve Carver & The Unsung’s A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy.
Musician and poet Genevieve Carter and her band The Unsung shine a light on the challenges faced by women in the music industry with their new genre-busting show A Beautiful Way to Be Crazy. It comes to London in March, visiting Camden People’s Theatre on 14 March and VAULT Festival 17 to 19 March, as part of a new tour.
Ophelia Rewound is an autobiographical, interactive, solo performance devised, performed and directed by Antigoni Spanou. Threading together the story of Ophelia, and Antigoni’s own experiences of depression and attempted suicide, this is a deeply personal and moving theatrical experience. Starting at the end, our first role as audience is to witness and feel. This is … Continue reading Ophelia Rewound at the Camden People’s Theatre
It is interesting that Camden People’s Theatre is running two, unconnected, shorts each evening, both exploring issues around women and the grief many experience when love goes wrong.
Sh*t Happens at Camden People’s Theatre is full of humour, honesty, poetry and physical theatre.
Why have so few of us heard of Dora Maar, the French artist who was also the muse of Pablo Picasso? We talked to writer and director Antonia Georgieva about the need to “re-tell and re-member” the stories of women from the past, which she’s doing with Aslant Theatre Company and its debut play. Time to get booking!
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!
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.
Italian-American actors Alessandro Gruttadauria and Wanja Sellers wanted to perform a two-hander together. How did the London International Gospel Choir, a trip to Cornwall and the humble pasty feed into their Camden Fringe collaboration? We talked to Sellers about Lost Keys and Orgasms at the Pasty Motel. Time to get booking!
“What’s your show about?” can be one of the most difficult questions to answer. But Greek theatremaker Antigoni Spanou has got to a point of no fear when discussing her autobiographical, Shakespeare-themed, one-woman show Ophelia Rewound, which gets its London premiere next month during Camden Fringe. She told us more about it. Time to get booking!
Italian-American actors Alessandro Gruttadauria and Wanja Sellers bring new comedy two-hander Lost Keys and Orgasms at the Pasty Motel to London’s Canal Café Theatre for five performances only during Camden Fringe, running 14 to 18 August 2019. Sneak a peek at the duo and director Richard Heap in rehearsals – and then get booking!
In November, Tate Modern launches the largest retrospective ever held in the UK devoted to Dora Maar, the French photographer, painter, poet and muse to Pablo Picasso. Ahead of that, Aslant Theatre Company makes its debut with the premiere of Antonia Georgieva’s new Dora Maar-inspired play.
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!