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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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Camden Fringe Audience Feedback: Four Femmes on the Thames

Average Audience Rating: ★★★★★Everything Theatre Rating: ★★★★ Read our Review! 9th-10th August at Canal Cafe Theatre More information on Four Femmes on the Thames Hannah Neve, Ipswich – ★★★★★“Fantastic show!! Seen the Femmes a few times before and their voices were as gorgeous as always, as was their clever and hilarious take on songs (especially their original song Taken up the Shard!!) but think this was my favourite performance of theirs to date as we got to see more of their characters and ...

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Camden Fringe: The Hard Comedy: Offline, Canal Cafe Theatre

Part of the Camden Fringe 2013The Hard Comedy Troupe★★★ Pros: Funny and culturally relevant sketches are brought to life by a wickedly talented and engaging ensemble. Cons: The Hard Comedy’s material is intended for YouTube, and while the live show was funny, it didn’t really set itself apart from the work the troupe makes readily available online. Our Verdict: There’s no question that The Hard Comedy should be on your radar, but their material might be better suited for the ...

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Tartuffe, Canal Café Theatre

Molière, adapted by Sarah E. Pitard Directed by Cat Robey ★★ Pros: Great choice of era (1920s) to set this 17th century French classic. The lavish and indulgent background feeds perfectly into the title character’s greed and his champion’s blind charity and devotion. Cons: The ‘frame’ of the piece (cabaret) was not clear until an out of place reference at the end of the show, and the physical space itself was too small for such an iconic farce. The show ...

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The Human Being’s Guide to Not Being a Dick about Religion, Canal Café Theatre

Matt ThomasDirected by Sarah Elaine Stewart★★★★ Pros: A well-researched, funny performance which balances serious discussion of religious views with lots of good humour.Cons: Sometimes the performer looked a little uncomfortable on the stage. Our Verdict: A refreshingly non-aggressive look at religion which felt thoroughly well-researched, considered and balanced. Courtesy of Canal Cafe Theatre If you’re a regular to this blog or if you’ve read anything else by my fellow reviewers, you may have noticed that we are generally a nice bunch of ...

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