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Camden Fringe: Charming – A Farcical Fairy Tale, The Pirate Castle

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013Ross Howard Presented by No Bones About ★★★ Pros: Watching the familiar characters from fairy tales cause knee-slapping mayhem on stage. Cons: At times the scenes were extended for too long and the play lost its grip on the audience. Our Verdict: A dynamic and witty reinterpretation of favorite fairy tales. Courtesy of Facebook.com Charming – A Farcical Fairy Tale, presented by the company No Bones About, lets us into the world of the five charming ...

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Camden Fringe: Suzanna Gonzo: Dark Lady, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Written and performed by Katie O’Brien★★★★★ Pros: Wrong on so many levels it’s beyond right. Cons: If it’s not your thing, then it’s really not your thing. Just try and make it so. Our Verdict: This woman is either destined for the big time in a big way or on her way to becoming a cult favourite. Courtesy of facebook.com Katie O’Brien may not sell out venues. Her type of comedy may not be to ...

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Camden Fringe: Dirty, Flirty Thirty, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 Written and Directed by Kat Woods Presented by Purple Penguin Productions★★★★ Pros: Sex, sex, and more sex. Cons: Occasionally a bit too much sex (no, not really). Our Verdict: Of course this show is about more than sex but there is a lot of talk about it in it. Bright, sparkly and very, very witty. Courtesy of Purple Penguin Productions Cheeky, irreverent, chock full of inappropriate language, in a completely raucous setting above a ...

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Camden Fringe: Soften the Grey, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013Written and performed by Jake Hassam and Nigel Munson ★★★ Pros: The concept gets you thinking, and the dialogue is clever and amusing. Cons: The second half struggles to maintain the strength of the first. Our Verdict: When it’s good, it’s very good. However, some of the scenes fail to captivate, and the ending, though effective on some levels, is a bit of an anticlimax. Do you believe in bureaucracy after death? Imagine getting to ...

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Camden Fringe: The Destruction of Kreshev, Etcetera Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 By Isaac Bashevis Singer Adapted & directed by David Zoob ★★★  Pros: The story and characters are complex. The level of detail the play develops in such a small interval of time is quite amazing. Cons: However well presented, a little more time would have given the play a better sense of drama. Our verdict: A production which draws you in with its atmosphere, despite the fact that it would have benefited with more ...

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Camden Fringe: Warde Street, Tristan Bates Theatre

Damien Tracey Directed by Jason B. Moore ★★★★★ Pros: Solid drama, seriously good acting and completely absorbing writing. Cons: A play based on the repercussions of the London bombings on 7th July 2005 may seem an unlikely subject for an evening of entertainment but don’t let that stop you. Our Verdict: Gripping, thought provoking, political and topical. It continues to play in your head long after the curtain comes down. This was my first visit to the Tristan Bates Theatre ...

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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: The Sleep

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★ 20th-21st August at The Forge  Book tickets for Camden Owen James, London – ★★★★  “The show was a complete mystery to me beforehand. Probably the simplest form of theatre I have seen this year two people and three chairs, the focus for this play was firmly on the script and the performances of the two characters. This show is not flashy and not a gimmicky ploy to pull in the punters. It is simply a heartbreaking ...

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Now We are Three: The Best of Descent, Southwark Playhouse

The Fitting Room, Mat Burt, Directed by Martin LeonardBlind Date, Ziella Bryars, Directed by Georgia MurphyPenpals, Chloe Ewart, Directed by Faye MerrallsCasting Call, Alex Head, Directed by Jennifer BakstThornaby, Keziah Warner, Directed by David Aula★★★★ Pros: Very funny, and an evening of great story telling. The dialogue is very good across the board. Cons: There are so many great plays to see that it ends up being a bit lengthy. Our Verdict: A very enjoyable experience with great acting and great writing on display. Courtesy of Southwark Playhouse Descent are ...

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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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