Pick Of The Camden Fringe: 17-23 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 28 months ago
Pick Of The Camden Fringe: 17-23 August

We're hitting the halfway mark of the Camden Fringe, that annual arts takeover that's spreading further and further beyond actual Camden every year. The programme is packed, so we've picked out the following shows that we know something about or just look interesting — which is kind of what Fringe-dipping is all about.

Comedy

JONATHAN HEARN: This show — Always Jon, Never Joff — is on its way up to Edinburgh, so catch it first in Tufnell Park. We're promised booze, puppetry and the odd song. 15-19 August, 6.30pm/7.45pm, Aces and Eights, £8/£5

SAHAR MIRHADI: Dawn of the Geek encompasses Nintendo, dating and Anglo-Iranian beats. And we've all been lied to by Walt Disney. 20-23 August, 8pm, Camden Head, £7/£5

TONY MARRESE: What is David Icke was right? No, wait... what if? Are we being fed a web of conspiracies? Or is it just all about the lizards? 20-22 August, 7.30pm, Canal Cafe Theatre, £5

THE MONKS: We saw a version of this show about the Ten Commandments several years ago: they've lost a few group members since then, but this Christian sketch group is still very much getting gags out of Moses. 20-21 August, 8.30pm, RADA Studios, £8.50/£7.50

BREAKING AND ENTERING: Maria Peters and Lauren Shearing are billed as the UK's answer to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, so that's something to live up to. Decide for yourselves if these character comedians are en route to host the Golden Globes. 22-23 August, 7.30pm/7pm, Canal Cafe Theatre, £7.50/£5

Theatre

Mermaids and The Spice Girls in Pond Wife. Image by Will Patrick.

POND WIFE: What if The Little Mermaid was retold using the medium of 90s pop music? Holly&Ted bring feminism, a bathtub and some tunes. 16-18 August, 7.30pm, Camden People's Theatre, £10/£8.50

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: Shakespeare's Roman tragedy, set in a cabaret in the 1920s, sees Marc Antony and the Egyptian queen embroiled in glamour, paparazzi and scandal. 17-20 August, 7.30pm/9.15pm, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, £12/£10

GODDESS: Another reinvention, this time of the goddess myth by way of an ancient fertility statue. Playwright Serena Haywood's won much praise for her dialogue. 17-22 August, 7.45pm, Tristan Bates Theatre, £12/£10

LADYLOGUE!: Six new one-woman short plays written by emerging playwrights. If you don't like one, another will be along in a minute. 18-22 August, 6pm, Tristan Bates Theatre, £12/£10

STUFF: A tale of fertility, friendship and relationships, which has picked up a couple of awards on its way round the fringe circuit. 20-23 August, 8pm, Etcetera Theatre, £10

WAVING GOODBYE: A new play about the horrible choices we make every day. Are you making the most of your life? 22-27 August, 6pm/7pm, Phoenix Artist Club, £8/£6

Last Updated 14 August 2015