Preview: Camden Fringe 2010

By Lindsey Last edited 106 months ago
Preview: Camden Fringe 2010

camdenpigeon2010.jpg The pigeon is back and this time it's got platform goth boots which are entirely appropriate as the Camden Fringe gets set to kick cultural arse this summer with 8 venues, 208 shows and in excess of 700 performances throughout August.

Rallying hard against the Edinburgh exodus, the Camden Fringe stretches from Highgate to Euston Road (10 minutes long, as the pigeon flies) spanning comedy, drama, music, sci fi, puppets, the Bard, one handers, two handers, football, funerals, sex, yoga, psychics, dinosaurs, history and musicals but just one show about the Canadian logging industry.

Where to begin? We recommend you get your hands on the spunky brochure with a handy map in the middle and browse. We'll be going to some of this (and this list is by no means exhaustive):

Comedy: Helen Keen, Andrew O'Neill, Adrian Poynton, Catie Wilkins, Iszi Lawrence, Scott Capurro, Robin Ince and Michael Legge. We're chancing our arm on sketches from the Metal Detector Club and their Camden Cringe, finding out What Chaos Smells Like and witnessing Stuart Laws and James Mason Unweaving Rainbows. Nathan Penlington's Uri and Me is definitely worth a watch.

Drama: ZIP: Gun and Knife Crime, Titus Andronicus, Tamburlaine and The Universal

Music: Sondheim by Sondheim, Speed Dating the Musical and Bad Musical the worst musical ever written. We hope they've seen LND.

Londony stuff: we couldn't wear our Londonist stripes if we didn't take in Inside the M25, London Wunderground and Sherlock (Abridged). And so we shall.

There are also 10 shows aimed at the littlest Londonists including You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, OOK! ad The Terrible Thing That Happened, Soapy Sam and Night Light.

See for yourselves, there's so much more on offer and in a move that delights with its simplicity, economic sensitivity and spirit of democracy all tickets for all shows are a flat and fair £7.50.

Peruse the programme and book online now (although advance bookings are subject to a £1 fee. If a show is not sold out you can pay cash on the door). Keep up with us at the Camden Fringe here. All you need to know is at

Last Updated 09 July 2010