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Camden Fringe: Pot Noodles & Knickers, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Written and directed by Nick Card ★★ Pros: The scene with the lads reminiscing about Katie dancing in her fancy pants really stood out. Cons: A few glimmers of fun but overall a bit predictable. Our Verdict:  It didn’t really live up to the promising comedy title. The production needs a little more work to bring its concept to fruition. Courtesy of Etcetera Theatre The Etcetera theatre has been a hub of activity during the ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: I Strongly Suspect He Would Have Grown Up To Do Great Evil

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★★   18th-21st August at Collection Theatre, Lord Stanley Book tickets for Camden     Jeff Thomas, London – ★★★★★“While ‘nature vs nurture’ may ultimately be the theme of Ryan Rogers’ darkly comic one woman play, it’s by no means the only great ponderable under the spotlight in this shadowy, absorbing drama. Through a highly dexterous, powerful performance, nineteen year old Livvy Lynch, unpicks the mysterious suicide note of the play’s title via the eyes of six ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: Casual Encounters

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★★ 15th-18th August at Etcetera Theatre Book tickets for Camden   Anonymous – ★★★★★“This witty, finely drawn piece uses comedy to explore the push and pull dynamics of desire and conflict in married life. Laugh out loud funny and thought provoking at the same time. A must see” Dima M, London – ★★★★★“An interesting plot, great script and very-well acted. I really enjoyed it, loads of laughter, very good fun with valuable social critique.” Seen the show? ...

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Camden Fringe: The Murderettes, Phoenix Artist Club

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013Improvisation presented by The Murderettes★★ Pros: Unique concept for improv, great dead pan humour at times. Cons: Dragged quite a lot in places. One scenario was drawn out for too long. Our Verdict: Admirable attempt to explore and develop the improv comedy genre. Courtesy of The Murderettes The Murderettes are a murder mystery themed comedy improv group. The premise is simple but inventive. The small group of comedians start by asking the audience to give ...

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Camden Fringe: Peaceful, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Polis LoizouPresented by The Off-Off-Off Broadway Company ★★★★ Pros: The acting is superb, the story is compelling, and the sense of the spirit world is executed effectively.  Cons: It was too short. At only 45 minutes, it was over too quickly.  Verdict: This small-scale performance demonstrates how little is needed to create a dynamic and entertaining piece of theatre. It succeeds in every way, particularly in its aim to provoke fear in an audience.  Courtesy ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: Peaceful

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★★ Everything Theatre Rating: ★★★★ Read our Review! Until 18th August at the Etcetera Theatre More information on The Off-Off-Off Broadway Company Anonymous – ★★★★★ “Erie, elegant, erudite and dangerously beautiful…three talented actors create the holy trinity standard of dynamics perfected in this gripping 45 minute play. A must see!“ Susan Thelander, London – ★★★★★ “A brilliantly written and unusual script performed by 3 blinding talents, this piece is one that cannot be described, it simply has to ...

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Camden Fringe: The Collector, Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013John FowlesAdapted for stage by Mark HealyPresented by Peppered Wit productions★★★★ Pros: Compelling, well-acted piece which really made me think. Cons: Some of the more serious action doesn’t necessarily lend itself to being acted naturalistically. Our Verdict: Chilling and thought-provoking. Well worth seeing. Courtesy of Peppered Wit Productions It’s been while since I have been to the theatre and come away genuinely not knowing what to think. The issues explored in this updated version of ...

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Camden Fringe: Hallelujah House, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013Yazz Fetto ★★ Pros: There is good improvisation, as well as funny scripted moments. Cons: Where the play tries to address topical issues surrounding modern-day Christianity, it falls a bit flat. Our Verdict: The central story could be stronger, and some of the messages are questionable. But ultimately this play is written and performed for laughs. This comedy explores the business behind organised religion. Vestments and neckbands have been replaced with suits, and ties printed ...

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