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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: Heads Bodies Legs

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★★ 6th-25th August at The Camden People’s Theatre Book tickets for Camden Anonymous – ★★★★★ “I loved this play. It was rich on so many levels – a brilliant script with some incredibly funny lines that have stayed with me (don’t want to give spoilers), but also some really powerful physical theatre combine to make something very special.  The subject matter ‘ An absurd comic thriller set in a sinister private hospital’ holds a timely resonance with ...

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Camden Fringe: An Evening Of The Absurd: Are We Still Waiting for Godot?, Camden People’s Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013 by Closing the Gap Theatre Company Directed by Joe Allan★★★ Pros: The piece was well-acted and certainly unique.Cons: The narrative was, at best, difficult to follow.Our verdict: It’s certainly a unique performance. Would be good for people who like unusual theatre that asks the audience to create their own conclusions. Courtesy of Closing The Gap Theatre An Evening Of The Absurd: Are We Still Waiting for Godot? certainly is what it says on the ...

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The Last Hour of Antigone, Camden People’s Theatre

Raul Quiros Molina  Directed by Sarah Provencal  ★★ Pros: An interesting production. It may not seem like an obvious ‘must-see’ show but I thought it was a worthwhile hour and a slightly left-field choice.  Cons: The acting was rather heavy with some odd choreography. You may find it helpful to track down a synopsis of the original classic play beforehand.  Our Verdict: A bold attempt, but ultimately this production is difficult to engage with and really enjoy.  Courtesy of the ...

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Cheer Up, It Might Never Happen, Camden People’s Theatre

Sophia Kingshill Directed by Pradeep Jey ★★★ Pros: A surprising and welcome narrative which examines what it means to live in the 21st century, with a well-sustained and genuine performance by Maggie Gordon-Walker. Cons: While charming, the story lingered on the surface, and might have been more effective had we had a chance to better understand the character of Jean. Our Verdict: A sweet and thoughtful production which finds its strength in timing and the relatable woe of feeling disconnected ...

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I’m Just Like Magda Goebbels, Camden People’s Theatre

Sara Kewly Directed by Jane Packman ★★★ Pros: A most fascinating subject matter presented by a charming performer. Cons: Considering I didn’t know much about this fascinating subject, I would have liked a bit more information than what this show provides. Our Verdict: In terms of interesting women in history, you can’t get much better than this – a true story about a beautiful Nazi supporter who murders her own children in Hitler’s bunker. Courtesy of Wonder Arts Company It is interesting ...

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Macbeth, Camden People’s Theatre

William Shakespeare Directed by Amber Elliott ★★★★ Pros: Intelligent all-round theatre making. Cons: If you sit in the wrong place, you miss a lot of the best action. Our Verdict: A traditional interpretation which uses every element theatre has to offer in perfect harmony to a high standard. Courtesy of Titian Rep Theatre Company Shakespeare is a popular choice – it has familiar style, quality, and narrative. One of the reasons Macbeth is considered the cursed play is because it ...

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The Way You Tell Them, Camden People’s Theatre

Written and Performed by Rachel Mars Part of the Beyond the Joke Festival ★★★ Pros: Thoughtful and relevant subject matter delivered by a charming performer. Cons: Not all elements come together well, and several moments feel forced or contrived. Our Verdict: Not the feel-good romp it might initially seem, but a worthwhile and well-delivered exploration of the role of comedy. Courtesy of Rachel Mars Many people argue that irreverent humour is the most interesting, and while individual taste makes this ...

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Defrag_, Camden People’s Theatre

Written and performed by Tom LyallDirected by Wendy Hubbard ★★★★★ Pros: A tremendous one man science fiction epic the likes of which you will have never seen on stage. Brilliantly performed by Tom Lyall. Cons: The auditorium at the CPT is a veritable ice-box. I had to leave my gloves on for the whole show. Luckily, I was swept up in the play pretty quickly and forgot all about it. Our Verdict: This is a triumph both in scriptwriting and ...

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The Collective Project, Camden People’s Theatre

Presented by The Pensive Federation★★★ Pros: The concept is fantastic and original. The acting is dynamic and there is lots of contrast from each of the plays. The more you think about what is going on, the more subtleties surface. Cons: There was some stereotyping and understandably after only twelve days it wasn’t entirely polished. It was a shame when it ended! Our Verdict: An innovative idea delivered by an up-and-coming group with bags of talent. Courtesy of The Pensive ...

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Forwards and Backwards, Camden People’s Theatre

Presented by Square Peg Theatre★★★★  Pros: Minimalist design, a show where strong performances create the scene. Cons: Few to speak of; perhaps the chemistry between the two leads could be tweaked, but not by much! Our Verdict: Don’t miss this well-planned, well-written and well-acted show. It’s what fringe theatre is all about. Courtesy of Camden People’s Theare The greatest thing about fringe theatre festivals is the experience of walking into a small auditorium where the set is composed of a ...

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