Lovely Spread at the Etcetera Theatre (Camden Fringe)

Lovely Spread runs at Etcetera Thaatre until 22nd August, 9.30pm as part of Camden Fringe Festival. Ruairi Lawther and Aoife Brown pictured from left to right ★★★ Written by Jim Spencer Broadbent, Lovely Spread is a thoughtful and funny play about two siblings reconnecting after 8 years apart at their father's funeral. But why haven't … Continue reading Lovely Spread at the Etcetera Theatre (Camden Fringe)

Daddy Issues at the Etcetera Theatre (Camden Fringe)

Daddy Issues running 18-22nd August 2021, 7.30pm at Etcetera Theatre, part of Camden Fringe Festival 2021. Anna Krauze pictured ★★★ Daddy Issues is written and performed by Anna Krauze. Her distinct sardonic voice imbues the show with a cynical knowingness from the very opening moments. She plays Natalia, a Polish immigrant and talented artist who … Continue reading Daddy Issues at the Etcetera Theatre (Camden Fringe)

Tell Me Straight at the King’s Head Theatre

'Tell Me Straight' running at King's Head Theatre 17-21 August 2021. George Greenland and Paul Bradshaw pictured from left to right ★★★★ Presented by Gartland Productions and written by Paul Bradshaw, 'Tell Me Straight' is a funny, honest and intimate one act play. In addition to writing the show Bradshaw also plays our central character, … Continue reading Tell Me Straight at the King’s Head Theatre

Four Sisters at The Hope Theatre (Camden Fringe)

'Four Sisters' running at Hope Theatre 16-19 Aug 2021. Safia Lamrani, Kitty Evans, Pippa Walton and Olivia Denton pictured from left to right ★★★★ There is something comforting about spending time with familiar characters. Like so many of us during lockdown, I took refuge in old books, TV shows and music, nostalgic things that reminded … Continue reading Four Sisters at The Hope Theatre (Camden Fringe)

Six serpents and a Tarantula at the Hen and Chickens (Camden Fringe)

★★★ 'Six Serpents and a Tarantula' is a new play written and directed by Maryanna Clarke and presented by Old School Players. It is a Western, set in 1888 and told from a female perspective. On arrival we are greeted by four of the cast, all female and in character as brothel workers. A fifth … Continue reading Six serpents and a Tarantula at the Hen and Chickens (Camden Fringe)

Meat Cute at the Hen and Chickens (Camden Fringe)

★★★★ Patch Plays is a London based theatre company that explores themes of veganism, animal welfare and sustainability. For those of you already switching off, 'Meat Cute' demonstrates that activism and entertainment can (and probably should) occupy the same space. I've long been a believer that comedy is one of our most powerful tools for … Continue reading Meat Cute at the Hen and Chickens (Camden Fringe)

I Miss Amy Winehouse (WIP) at Etcetera Theatre (Camden Fringe)

Suchandrika Chakrabarti Slightly out of my element (but in a good way) I found myself reviewing a comedy show last night. 'I Miss Amy Winehouse' is the first solo hour from new comedian Suchandrika Chakrabarti and it is about how much she misses Amy Winehouse, there are quizzes and everything. Of course it is also … Continue reading I Miss Amy Winehouse (WIP) at Etcetera Theatre (Camden Fringe)

Slow Death of a Lotus Flower at the Etcetera Theatre (Camden Fringe)

★★★★ 'Slow death of a lotus flower' describes itself as a "surreal poetic tragicomedy on the clash between idealism and reality". Written and directed by Benedetta Scuto, this is the first professional production from international graduates of the Fourth Monkey Drama school. The action is set in a hotel cloakroom, with the different character threads … Continue reading Slow Death of a Lotus Flower at the Etcetera Theatre (Camden Fringe)

The Rice Krispie Killer at the Lion and Unicorn (Camden Fringe)

Love this artwork, anyone know who designed it? ★★★ Little Shadow Theatre Company's 'The Rice Krispie Killer' is a dark comedy about two Irish brothers, Finbar and Donnacha, who have not left their house in 18 years, following the mysterious death of their parents. Finbar is the younger brother, who was only 12 when his … Continue reading The Rice Krispie Killer at the Lion and Unicorn (Camden Fringe)