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Camden Fringe: Two Heads Are Better Than One, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Created by Plumpkin Theatre Company ★★★ Pros: A different kind of theatrical experience that combines mime and clowning to create a fresh new plot. Cons: Some of the scenes dragged a bit at times. Our Verdict: An unusual and enjoyable evening. Courtesy of Camden Fringe In Two Heads Are Better Than One, performers Anna Haskell-Thomas and Verity Hicks lead us into a story where spoken language is made redundant. Through theatrical clowning the troupe portray what happens when two different ...

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Camden Fringe: Truly, Madly, Keighley, Camden Head

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Written and performed by Not The Brontës★★★ Pros: Not the Brontës create a very relaxed and easy-going atmosphere. The performance makes you feel right at home in the theatre. Cons: Working on the interpretation of the stories would have engaged the audience more. Our Verdict: The stories were interesting and fun cleverly combined with live music and some northern humor. Courtesy of Not The Brontës Truly, Madly, Keighley is composed of a selection of ...

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War Horse gallops to number one! – Sponsored

With over 200 theatre venues and over 32,000 theatrical performances each year, London has one of the highest theatre attendances in the world. When investing time and money in going to see a show, theatre-goers need to know that their hard-earned cash is going to be well spent. So which show is taking the West End by storm at the moment?  TicketTree.com, a leading theatre break specialist, reveals that War Horse, set in the conflict of 1914 England, has had an ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: A Play in a Day

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★ 25th August at the Camden People’s Theatre More information on Pop-Up Theatre Anonymous – ★★★★ “This new idea is fresh, exciting, and well worth every penny spent ! 12 hours to put on a performance based on that day’s news is hard work but also extremely clever. Every performance will be different which is what theatre should be about. This piece has you on the edge of your seat not knowing what is to come next: ...

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Camden Fringe: Trois Pour Cinq, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013Maria Figgins and Adam CourtingDirected by Maria Figgins and Adam Courting★★★ Pros: Short sketches that are far from formulaic and keep you guessing. Cons: Some people may not readily understand the surreal and dark subject matter. Our Verdict: A talented team with chemistry and an unconventional imagination. Courtesy of Merlot Merlot Theatrical duo Merlot Merlot (Adam Courting and Maria Figgins) write and perform their own material. For the Camden Fringe, they have produced a series ...

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Camden Fringe: Pause, Collection Theatre, Lord Stanley

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013by Serena Haywood Directed by Tutku Barbaros★★★★ Pros: Wonderfully tense. An incredibly sad subject matter tackled bravely and performed extremely well. Cons: The characters’ monologues tended to drag in many parts. Some aspects didn’t really bring anything to the production and could be trimmed. Our Verdict: Poignant, heartbreaking and rough around the edges. Courtesy of Moustache Contraption Twinkle-toed, blue-eyed Chris ends up in a vegetative state after falling from a wall in his early twenties. ...

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Here. The 99%, Lyric Hammersmith

Written by Faye Marie, Leanne Alabi, D. A. Nixon, Chris O’Connor, Ellen Carr, Isabelle Emma Stokes, David William Bryan Directed by Helena Doughty & Craig Henry★★★★ Pros: An interesting collection of short performances providing good exposure for fresh talent. Cons: Some pieces and performances were stronger than others but all had value. Our Verdict: A varied and entertaining evening dramatising social and political issues which may inspire an audience suffering from political apathy. Courtesy of Back Here! Theatre Company This ...

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Camden Fringe: Rizzolo Chat!, Canal Café Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Written and directed by Matthew Radway ★★★ Pros: The sketch troupe engage well with the audience and there are some very funny moments. The roving reporter offers some of the biggest laughs throughout the performance. Cons: Some of the jokes fall flat leaving the audience in an awkward silence. Our Verdict: Tighter delivery would make this production very successful in future runs at Fringe Festivals. Courtesy of the Camden Fringe Following a run of ...

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A Tale From The Bedsit, Hoxton Hall

by Paul CreeDirected by Stef O’Driscoll★★★★ Pros: Interesting and candid performance from one of Spoken Word’s up-and-coming stars.  Cons: It would have been nice to have more artists performing, but maybe I’m just greedy!  Our Verdict: A different sort of performance from the usual fare at theatres, but still very entertaining. Courtesy of Paul Cree A friend of mine recently invited me to a Spoken Word evening near King’s Cross. What’s that, I hear you say? Well it can be ...

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Camden Fringe: Herding Cats, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013Written and directed by Kitten Killers ★★★ Pros: This show will make you laugh until your sides hurt. Cons: Overall it needed some polishing to help it come together. Our Verdict: The four girls deliver an amusing show filled with unexpected jokes, mime, and songs. Very watchable! Courtesy of the Camden Fringe An evening at Etcetera Theatre usually starts with a drink before the show. I don’t think any drink could have prepared me for the ...

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