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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CAMDEN FRINGE NEWS: Civilisation is put in the spotlight in Kafka adaptation Red Peter by Featured Content

Grid Theatre shines a spotlight on ideas of civilisation and humanity with Red Peter, the stage adaptation of Franz Kafka's A Report To An Academy, which runs as part of Camden Fringe next m…

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Pride continues through August: 8 LGBTQ shows you should see at Camden Fringe by Featured Content

Pride month may be finished, but fear not, Camden Fringe has a wealth of LGBTQIA+ shows this year to keep the celebrations going. Here, festival organisers have highlighted eight that should…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

NEWS: Hit tale of grief & storytelling River in the Sky comes to The Hope Theatre by Featured Content

Following a hit run at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre earlier this year, Turn Point Theatre's acclaimed drama River In The Sky receives an extended run at The Hope Theatre this summer. Book …

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FEATURED SHOW: ★★★★★ reviews are in for An Enemy of the People at the Playground Theatre by Featured Content

What happens when Ibsen's 1892 classic An Enemy of the People is relocated to modern London, played out amongst a group of millennials in the shadow of Grenfell Tower? We've rounded up some …

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‘My grandparents were both part of the Hitler Youth’: German actor Simon Stache on appearing in Glenn Chandler’s The Good Scout by Featured Content

German-born actor Simon Stache draws on his own family's history for the premiere of Glenn Chandler's The Good Scout, inspired by an incredible, and never before dramatised, exchange between…

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‘The audio description adds layers of texture for sighted audiences too’: Visually impaired actor Gillian Dean on Crystal Clear by Featured Content

How much has theatre changed in its depiction of and access for blindness since Crystal Clear premiered in 1982 at the Old Red Lion Theatre? Gillian Dean, who stars in the three-hander's fir…

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‘I hope to see at least one person leaving the theatre during the show’: Alessandro Onorato on his Camden Fringe show The Last King of Porn by Featured Content

Italian writer and director Alessandro Onorato isn't shy of letting audiences know what they're in for. In the case of The Last King of Porn, it's: "A lot of sex, some drama and a decent qua…

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‘Like most parents/carers, I’m bombarded by big questions’: Miranda Duffy on how Rox, Paper & The Scissors helps teach kids about Trump & by Featured Content

How should adults answer kids when they ask about big world problems: Donald Trump, Brexit, Hong Kong, Iran? Gone to the Dogs Productions founder Miranda Duffy had an idea while watching her…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

FEATURED SHOW: Critics raise a ★★★★ toast to Shit-faced Shakespeare’s Hamlet by Featured Content

Does drinking impair reviewing? We've rounded up the raves for Shit-faced Shakespeare's latest hart-drinking offering: the Magnificent Bastards' "hilarious" and "delightfully rude" take on H…

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NEWS: New epic reimagining of The Seagull teaches audiences How To Save The World by Featured Content

'We could all be heroes' promises new interpretation of Chekhov's classic drama The Seagull, How To Save The World. To find out how, you'll have to visit Studio 9294 later this month. Book y…

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PHOTOS & VIDEO: Behind the scenes as Crystal Clear prepares for its first major London revival by Featured Content

Crystal Clear was an early hit - and West End transfer - for London's Old Red Lion Theatre. Now, as the theatre celebrates its 40th anniversary, Phil Young's devised play about blindness pre…

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NEWS: Proforca follows Feel with the premiere of At Last at Lion & Unicorn by Featured Content

Proforca Theatre Company reunites the team behind its acclaimed hit Feel for the premiere of At Last, which opens the autumn/winter season at London's newly relaunched Lion & Unicorn The…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

CAMDEN FRINGE NEWS: Antigoni Spanou’s Ophelia Rewound, inspired by Hamletmachine, gets London premiere by Featured Content

Ophelia Rewound, Greek theatremaker Antigoni Spanou's one-woman performance inspired by German dramatist Heiner Muller's renowned 1977 post-modernist drama Hamletmachine, gets its London pre…

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NEWS: Possible new Prime Minister receives satirical Shakespearean treatment in hit show Boris Rex by Featured Content

Soon after he might have been crowned the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and his rise to power will be satirised Shakespearean style on the London stage, when Brighton Fringe hit Boris Re…

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Coo over these promo images and rehearsal pics from new intergenerational drama Pigeons by Featured Content

"We need you to sit in a park for the afternoon" - surely a phrase any actor would love to hear on a warm summer day. That's what Marlene Sidaway and Max Fricker got up to in preparation for…

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NEWS: Riot To Heaven offers a hell of an evening at the Camden Fringe by Featured Content

A cast of hellraising raconteurs come to Aces and Eights this August, appearing in Riot To Heaven as part of the Camden Fringe. Book your tickets now!

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Go backstage with footage of rehearsals for new drama The Chaos Theory by Featured Content

We love to peek behind the curtain, to see the working parts that lead to the smooth polished show presented to an audience, so this footage of rehearsals for new drama The Chaos Theory is a…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

‘Half of the Hitler Youth who visited Tamworth did not survive the war’: Glenn Chandler on the real-life ‘spyclists’ who inspired The Good Sco by Featured Content

When Glenn Chandler came across an old newspaper article about the Hitler Youth's 'peace and friendship' cycle tours to England, he had to find out more... and dramatise the story as an urge…

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FIRST LOOK: Discover more about deportation drama Lunatic 19s with new production images by Featured Content

Neck braces, guns and lots of anguish - that's what we initially take from Marian Medic's new production images for Finborough Theatre's world premiere of Tegan McLeod's Lunatic 19s - A Dep…

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NEWS: Philip King’s domestic drama Go Bang Your Tambourine receives London debut at Finborough by Featured Content

Nearly 50 years after it was first staged in 1970, Philip King's drama Go Bang Your Tambourine will get a London premiere next month at the Finborough Theatre. Book your tickets now!

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CAMDEN FRINGE NEWS: Hit Brighton Fringe drama The Geminus comes to Tristan Bates Theatre by Featured Content

Following an award-nominated run at the Brighton Fringe earlier this year, Blue Devil Productions' dark romance The Geminus comes to London's Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Frin…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

BEHIND THE SCENES: Peek inside the rehearsal room for new revue Nostalgia by Featured Content

What's going on in the rehearsal room for Nostalgia, a new revue coming to the White Bear Theatre later this month? There's only one way to find out - take a look at our gallery... then book…

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Dancer Fernando Montano tells us how he wanted to ‘do my bit’ to combat plastic pollution with incredible fundraiser, Dance for the Sea by Featured Content

Columbian performer and Royal Ballet principal Fernando Montano on what moved him to create an evening of performance supporting the Marine Conservation Society, shooting incredible underwat…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

GALLERY: Peek at the artistry of Reformation’s set design with our production images by Featured Content

Paintbrushes, canvas, frames; you'd expect that from a drama set in the world of Renaissance art. But leather jackets and hoodies? Check out these production shots from new drama Reformatio…

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CAMDEN FRINGE NEWS: Italian tale of ambition The Last King of Porn makes international debut at Etcetera Theatre by Featured Content

Italian company i Birbanti heads to London later this month to stage the international debut of their drama, set in the world of adult entertainment, The Last King of Porn. Book your tickets…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

WATCH: Meet the three women at the centre of new comedy MEGA by Featured Content

A royal. A witch. A popstar. They come from very different worlds, but are more alike than you might think, certainly in Alex Milne's new all-female comedy MEGA, which runs at the Tristan Ba…

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

PHOTOS: Getting into character with Sherlock Holmes & The Invisible Thing by Featured Content

Deerstalker cap? Check. Pipe? Check. The cast of Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing have been getting into character as they prepare to bring Holmes home to Baker Street. Check out our …

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Friday, July 5, 2019

NEWS: One Act Festival finalist MEGA bring dark comedy to the Tristan Bates Theatre by Featured Content

Written and directed by Alex Milne, all-female comedy about identity MEGA will play a short season at the Tristan Bates Theatre this month. Time to book your tickets!

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Camden Fringe News: Rox Paper & The Scissors teaches children about democracy by Featured Content

If you want to laugh or cry at the state of our politics, imagine how confusing it must be for children. Gone to the Dogs Productions’ mission is to help educate the younger generation abo…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

‘Last year was the experiment and this year we’ve grown’: Liza Vallance on creating Barking & Dagenham fringe festival, Clout! 2019 by Featured Content

"To be completely honest – it was a total gamble!" Studio 3 Arts Artistic Director Liza Vallance is completely honest about launching East London fringe festival Clout! last year. But it w…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

‘We need to confront the things which have vexed human beings forever’: James Martin Charlton on creating Reformation by Featured Content

"The encounter between the powerful and the powerless, and being faced with having to do all sorts of things in order to survive – this is universal." Playwright James Martin Charlton tell…

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