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!
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!
Ophelia Rewound, Greek theatremaker Antigoni Spanou’s one-woman performance inspired by German dramatist Heiner Muller’s renowned 1977 post-modernist drama Hamletmachine, gets its London premiere at this year’s Camden Fringe. Time to get booking!
Friday Night Love Poem, a trio of tales about young women exploring their sexuality for the first time, comes to Camden People’s Theatre later this week as part of the venue’s Calm Down, Dear festival. Book you tickets now for this limited run!
Human Jam is precisely the type of show Camden People’s Theatre should be producing: fully engaged with its community, angry but imaginative, chaotic and messy, and shining a strong, searching light on those in power.
Named for the only song her parents wrote together, which opens and closes the performance, Miriam Gould’s Empty Room is a deeply personal one-woman show that explores her family history and the important part music has played – and continues to play – in that story.
Elephant in the Room piece still feels like it’s in development what with its simple structure, but its otherwise a compelling capture of a feeling that can eat you alive, and the struggle to not let it overcome you.
Cosmopolitan’s current most-read article is a feature on a $35 maternity dress worn by Megan Markle. This is, as explored in performance artist Paula Varjack’s latest work, an example of post-recession celebrity dressing. Yet mixing a Gucci top with Topshop jeans is a distant dream to those of us who will never be able to afford to wear Gucci.
We’re counting down to the premiere of Max Wilkinson’s absurdist, time-romping comedy Ghost Fruit, opening next week at Camden People’s Theatre. The four-strong cast play 18 roles between them, including Franz Kafka, Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor and Billie Holiday. Sneak a peek at how they’re getting on in rehearsals with our bumper photo gallery – and then get booking!
What do Franz Kafka, Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Holiday and a sheepdog have in common? Ghost Fruit, a new absurdist comedy written and directed by Max Wilkinson, gets its world premiere this month at Camden’s People Theatre, in a strictly limited season from 15 to 19 January 2019. Time to get booking!
Haley McGee’s The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale is an intimate work that draws on numerous techniques that both move and surprise, and the effect is one of warmth and care.