We all know life doesn’t always go to plan (don’t worry, this isn’t an insurance advert) and putting on a show can be a precarious balancing act. As such a few changes to the originally advertised line-up for a Fringe Festival are inevitable.
We’ve had a look at some of the changes to the Camden Fringe programme most of which, we are delighted to say, are bonus extra shows that have been added since the original line-up was announced.
But lets start with the cancellations. These are the 4 shows (so far) that have sadly had to cancel their performances:
Maud at the Etcetera
Kat Bond: Emotion in Progress at the Bill Murray
Twenty-Something: The Quarter Life Crisis at the London Improv Theatre
Finding Yourself Offside at the Cockpit
And now on to some of those additional shows…
There will be added bonus laughs with stand up shows from Henrik Elmer and Sarah Lee in A Female & A Swede: One Thing After Another (see if you can guess which the female and which is the swede from their names) at Aces and Eights and Jay Cowle will be trying out new material in Jay Cowle: Work In Progress at Camden Comedy Club
After over 250 performances in London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Adelaide This Is Your Trial finally gets to take the stand in the court of the Camden Fringe. Catch the improvised comedy equivalent of Judge Judy at Aces and Eights.
One show will also be taking to the airwaves during the Camden Fringe. Double act John Dredge and Andy Harland will be performing their show The DredgeLand Radio Spectacular LIVE and broadcasting it on Hove FM 95.3. (What’s a live broadcast I hear you ask? It’s basically the same as a podcast, but you listen to it live through a radio rather than downloading it.)
The most delicious sounding show of the Camden Fringe must be burlesque cabaret show Madame Krumpets, get down to the Star of Kings to see her and her tasty troupe.
As with the rest of the Camden Fringe there is a strong showing of female creatives exploring feminist themes in these extra shows, such as:
Doll Face which explores the female British Asian Experience. (Hen & Chickens)
The Sisters Grimm a feminist fairytale set in Russia taking place at the Lion and Unicorn.
Basic Bitch uses stand-up, storytelling and (watch out) audience participation to explore what it means to be a women today.
The Falconsbridge School for Girls looks at issues of love, friendship, mental health, race and class through the eyes of teenage school girls
And we are delighted that charity Streetz Ahead, who provide free or low-cost performing arts classes to real-life, actual school girls and boys across North London, will be hosting an end of term performance of Streetz Ahead present Wolf as part of the Camden Fringe at the London Irish Centre.