Grid Theatre shines a spotlight on ideas of civilisation and humanity with Red Peter, the stage adaptation of Franz Kafka’s A Report To An Academy, which runs as part of Camden Fringe next month. Book your tickets now!
Italian writer and director Alessandro Onorato isn’t shy of letting audiences know what they’re in for. In the case of The Last King of Porn, it’s: “A lot of sex, some drama and a decent quantity of violence.” Read what he told us about this new Camden Fringe show, then book your tickets!
Italian company i Birbanti heads to London later this month to stage the international debut of their drama, set in the world of adult entertainment, The Last King of Porn. Book your tickets now!
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!
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 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!
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!
Venezuelan writer Gustavo Ott’s Your Molotov Kisses is relocated to London for its UK premiere at Camden Fringe next month. Director Gianluca Lello tells us what drew him to the piece, why Camden is such an important alternative to Edinburgh come August, and how “people who lie, scheme and delude themselves to get ahead” create such great drama. Check out our interview below – and then get booking!
What kind of show takes you to the moon with a lobster named Spock? The answer is BLUE, a one-woman abstract fairy tale created by new theatre company Sycorax Collective that explores mental health and the importance of reaching out when you’re not okay. It premieres at this year’s Camden Fringe.
Another dark delight from the world of Jim Mannering that might make you think twice before you venture into another greasy spoon – there are many memorable moments from a talented cast.
Do you like your fringe theatre to be provocative and grotesque? Your Molotov Kisses will not disappoint. Written by award-winning Venezuelan writer Gustavo Ott, the premiere of this new British version gets its full production at this year’s Camden Fringe.
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…
Not that seating is perfect in many venues, but there are probably fewer things to consider. If you’re like me, however, and spend the vast majority of your time trundling around the Fringe, you’ll likely have begun to compile your own list of gripes.
This time round Ryan Penny’s bringing back the evening of new writing, On The Night, in a slightly different format, split over two Mondays this month, and heading straight down to Plymouth after the second show to debut Simon Godfrey’s new play Beyond The Grave at their fringe festival.
Any number of shows could have been included in this post; frankly it’s ludicrous that I decided to stick with my whole top 12 idea… As I’ve seen about 90 more individual shows than last year.
Written and directed by Hamza Mohsin, The Ends features a cast and crew of emerging, culturally diverse artists from a working class background, the majority of whom have been plucked from workshops at the famous Anna Scher Theatre School.
it is the complexity of this sensory overload that Alistair Wilkinson captures evocatively in his dance-led devised piece Man-Cub. Trailed as a queer adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book
Politics is a veritable pick n’ mix of source material for playwrights, and new works inspired by Trump and Brexit abound. No doubt we’ll soon see a wave of hot takes on the debacle that continues to be the general election.
Boy Stroke Girl offers a thought-provoking concept: can you fall in love with someone without knowing their gender? What a brilliant idea to discuss on stage.
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