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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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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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