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Camden Fringe: Psycho-geography: An Exercise to Remember My Future, Etcetera Theatre

Part of Camden Fringe 2013Diana De FexDirected by Marion Pierce★★★ Pros: At times exciting and always challenging. Cons: Some glimpses of originality but too few. Our Verdict: Be prepared to be charmed by this woman whose story really packs a punch to the gut. Courtesy of Etcetera Theatre Good theatre will make you think, great theatre will leave you a changed person. On paper this autobiographical one-woman show should do both. It doesn’t. There are, however, moments of genius. Yet ...

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Don Quijote, Battersea Arts Centre

Miguel de Cervantes Tom Frankland and Keir Cooper in association with Último Comboio ★★ Pros: An original, daring and creative approach to exploring this classic novel. Cons: It’s a bit chaotic in its execution, and the story of Don Quijote is never clearly outlined. Our Verdict: Despite some nice moments, there is just too much happening in this hour-long show. Courtesy of EdFringe.com Don’t be misled by the title. This is far from a stage version of the famous Spanish ...

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Camden Fringe: Static, Etcetera Theatre

Part of Camden Fringe 2013Tom Nicholas★★ Pros: There is a story to be told in this play. With twist in the tale and some clever dramatic devices there is enough to keep the character development moving forward to its conclusion. Cons: The content is naïve and tenuous, falling short of its aim to drill down into what it meant to be under 25 in 2010. The grandiloquent language doesn’t sit well with the character and leaves him feeling disingenuous. Our ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: Pilgrim Shadow

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★½Everything Theatre Rating: ★★★  Read our review! Until 3rd August at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Book tickets for Camden  Anonymous – ★★★★★ “I was dragged, kicking and screaming, by my dear wife to watch Dead Static last year. As is sometimes the case, she was right in her persistence – I thoroughly enjoyed it and very much looked forward to the next episode. It was our pleasure to see Pilgrim Shadow last Saturday – no kicking and screaming ...

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Little on the Inside, Almeida Theatre

Alice BirchDirected by Lucy Morrison★★★★ Pros: Insightful play about female camaraderie in prison that is as rich as reading a book. Cons: Lack of context at the start isn’t helpful. Verdict: A powerful, moving, warm and magical piece set simultaneously in a prison and on the beach, underneath a mangrove tree. A theatrically skilful treat. Courtesy of Clean Break Little on the Inside is enormous on stage. This is a two-hander about a prison friendship between a pair of women. ...

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Camden Fringe: Bitter Water, Collection Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Steve FitzgeraldDirected by Paul Edward Linghorn ★★★ Pros: Atmospheric, unnerving, good use of sound and light. Cons: The internal logic behind certain elements isn’t always consistent. Our Verdict: Enigmatic piece that takes a walk on the dark side. Courtesy of Pandamonium Performance Bitter Water is a play that wears its influences openly – German Expressionism, David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick – and unapologetic in its non-naturalistic style. Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit is also a big ...

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Camden Fringe: Pilgrim Shadow, Tristan Bates Theatre

Part of The Camden Fringe 2013Written and directed by Steve Jordan★★★ Pros: An entertaining premise with a few good laughs. Cons: Lacking originality and consistent humour. Our verdict: A well-acted production, but light years from the wow factor. Courtesy of Manmoth Productions Sci-fi is like Marmite: you either you love it or hate it. I’m not a big fan, but I’m willing to give anything a try (except WAG! The Musical, of course). Strolling up to the Tristan Bates Theatre ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: Elf Lyons Is A Pervert

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★½ Until 1st August at the Etcetera Theatre. Book tickets for Camden RichardWright, London – ★★★★ “I saw Elf Lyons is a pervert last night and I believe it is indeed a top notch show of comedy. It’s funny and far more informative then you could ever imagine or dream. The show is extremely well written and performed. Many comedians don’t have the acting skills to pull off bits that are “acted out” but that’s not the case here. ...

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The Dagger and White Lily, The Space

Hayley GogginDirected by Justyna Ziarek and Kaitlin Argeaux★★★ Pros: The dancing is exceptional – powerful, moving and, at times, breath taking. The acting is also very good with The Space as a wonderful backdrop to the piece. Cons: The ending didn’t resolve the piece enough, and there seemed to be a few organisational issues, which led to the production getting off to a late start.Our Verdict: This is a show with a strong message and exceptional choreography. Courtesy of The Space The Dagger ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: The War of the Waleses

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★½Everything Theatre Rating: ★★★★ Read our review! Until 3rd August at the Tristan Bates Theatre12-24th August at the Space, Edinburgh Fringe Book tickets for Camden Book tickets for Edinburgh Joe Turner, London – ★★★★“Sharply written telling of one of the great stories of modern times. Royal, social, and political history are cleverly woven into a strong narrative reflecting a decade that although recent seems a lifetime ago. In the classic tradition of the Bard this is a ...

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