Pick Of The Camden Fringe: 24-30 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 28 months ago
Pick Of The Camden Fringe: 24-30 August

It's the final week of the Camden Fringe. Time goes so quickly, doesn't it? If you're sick to the back teeth of hearing about Edinburgh, get your own feel for a fringe right here. We've picked out a few highlights that we either know good things about or just like the look of — that's the best way to do a fringe, after all.

Comedy

NATHAN WILLCOCK: This debut comedy show is all about love and politics and being a bit rubbish at both. 24-25 August, 3.30pm, Camden Head, £5

SAM FLETCHER: Sam's debut show was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012; he's got some new material to try out on you now. 26-29 August, 7.45pm, Aces and Eights, £5/£7

NAOMI COOPER-DAVIS: You might have seen her on Peep Show or Pete vs Life, but this work in progress show is made of characters all Naomi's own. 28-30 August, 10.30pm, Hen and Chickens, £8/£6

HEY HEY 16K: A two man musical featuring ZX Spectrums, Ada Lovelace, beer and Dad jokes? We're in. 28-29 August, 6.30pm, Camden Head, £5

IMPROV DEATHMATCH: Kind of what it sounds like, really. Two teams go head to head to tickle your funnybones with made up on the spot jokes. 28-29 August, 10.15pm, Aces and Eights, £5

Theatre

Tamburlaine the Great, at Tristan Bates Theatre.

SANDMAN: Based on gothic classic The Sandman by ETA Hoffman, a student falls in love with a woman who isn't all she seems, and is also visited by a mysterious and dreaded figure from his past. 24-27 August, 10pm, Etcetera Theatre, £9/£7

TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT: Marlowe's play has plenty of death and lust for power, and is in the hands of a company that's no stranger to staging the classics. 25-29 August, 7.45pm, Tristan Bates Theatre, £10-£15

DECIDE-A-QUEST: Everyone loved those choose your own adventure games, right? Do it live with a bunch of other people; it'll be much more fun. 25-26 and 28-29 August, 7.30pm, Canal Cafe Theatre, £8/£6

LONDON CALLING: With a title like that, how can we resist? An hour of new, capital-centric stories from Lost City Writers, taking in Buckingham Palace, rickshaw drivers and talking buildings. 26-30 August, 7.30pm, Hen and Chickens, £9.50

THE TEMPEST: More classical theatre, this time an all-female version of Shakespeare's The Tempest. We'll be fascinated to see how they do the shipwreck scene in the tiny Etcetera Theatre, 28-30 August, 6pm, Etcetera Theatre, £8/£7

ROBIN ASKWITH/FENELLA FIELDING: Two nights each (maybe make a double bill of it on Saturday) with two British TV and film legends, both at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. See Robin Askwith 28-29 August, 9.15pm, £12/£10 and Fenella Fielding 29-30 August, various times, £12/£10

Last Updated 21 August 2015