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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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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: Is Monogamy Dead?

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★★Everything Theatre Rating: ★★★★ Read our review! Until 29th July at the Camden HeadUntil 25th August at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe Festival Book tickets for Edinburgh Liz Ferris, London – ★★★★★ “After seeing this show highlighted as one to watch at the Camden Fringe on View website, I decided to go along to ‘Is Monoagamy Dead?’. I couldn’t be more glad I did. From the moment Rosie started the show, cracking a joke about showbiz dreams being shattered ...

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Camden Fringe: It’s All Geek to Me, The Camden Head

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Pete Dillon-Trenchard ★★★★ Pros: Laugh-out loud funny with both niche and more accessible humour. Pete Dillon-Trenchard handles his audience beautifully. Cons: One can get a little lost if you’re not a geek of a certain brand, but as the show says, let the geek references wash over you – you’ll still laugh at most things. Our Verdict: Whether you’ve sat through a Star Wars Marathon ten times or whether you haven’t read a comic ...

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Camden Fringe: Is Monogamy Dead?, The Camden Head

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013Written and performed by Rosie Wilby★★★★ Pros: Rosie’s very natural, relaxed and inclusive style of stand up and intelligent, piquant material provides continuous laughs throughout. Lots of variety in the approach keeps the pace and the interest up. Cons: I’m not sure who was seated in the front row to my left, but I felt the show was almost exclusively for them. It would have been nice to see Rosie spread her eye contact around ...

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The Queer Macbeth, The Black Cap

William ShakespeareDirected and choreographed by Simon Jay★★ Pros: Delightful dance numbers, the gender swapping makes for a radical retelling of a classic, all proceeds to Terrence Higgins Trust. Cons: Some shaky performances and, I thought, a flawed premise. Our Verdict: Queer Macbeth has its heart in the right place and its proceeds go to a good cause. Unfortunately, uneven acting and the inherent problems involved in injecting comedy into a dark tragedy created a muddled production. Courtesy of Stagepunk Theatre ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: It’s All Geek to Me

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★★Everything Theatre Rating: ★★★★ Read our review! Until 31st July at the Camden Head Book tickets for Camden Anonymous – ★★★★★“A very funny show. Tone of the show was perfectly balanced – Dillon-Trenchard was geeky without being alienating to the less nerdy of us, confident without seeming arrogant, and more than amusing enough to justify the ticket price. Topics covered were wide-ranging, covering geek dating, sci-fi conventions – even furries. Jokes fly thick and fast, and the show ...

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Jekyll and Hyde, Maltings Arts Centre

Jonathan HollowayDirected by Jessica EdwardsPresented by Red Shift – Flipping the Bird★★★★ Pros: This is a dark and exciting twist on a classic tale. Excellent writing supported by neat yet dynamic staging, and strong performances from the cast give this production high quality impact for the £10 ticket price. Cons: There are some awkward moments with a couple of props and I felt that Dr Jekyll could have been a little stronger with more contrast. It has a 12+ rating but ...

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The Boat Factory, Kings Head Theatre

Dan GordonDirected by Philip Crawford★★★★ Pros: Clever staging and well-crafted writing. Cons: A bit formulaic in parts. Our Verdict: A thoroughly slick production with a superbly versatile cast. Courtesy of www.happenstancetheatre.co.uk I remember my very first job: working as a waiter in a pub. Everything was going fine until I was sacked for changing the name of the Soup of the Day: Mahogany-Steamed Trout Cheeks in a Balsamico-Nettle Reservoir sounded far more appealing than Pea and Ham. Unbelievably my bosses ...

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