If you’re not going to the Edinburgh Fringe this year? Or you’ve never been and have no intention of going all that way – you’re in luck because you can come to the Camden Fringe instead. Our goth and punk pigeons are much more fashionably attired than the birds in the other place who, sadly, have only a paltry selection of kilts to cover their shame and, rumour has it, some of them even go nekid!
This year at the Camden Fringe there are hundreds of performances to choose from at eight venues dotted around the greater Camden area and if you don’t want to waste valuable drinking time clomping from one venue to another just stay put – you can easily see three different shows in one evening at one venue (you do have to pay for each one but at still only £7.50 a show, it’s a bargain!). Shows will cover everything from stand-up and sketch comedy, children’s shows, theatre, musicals and, for those who haven’t had enough of it by then, even football.
And there are some treats in store. The always reliable Robin Ince is back with no less than two shows this year: Righteous Anger, Pointless Ire with guests including Michael Legge is at the Roundhouse Studio Tue 3rd, and Thu 5th, August, 9pm and Robin Ince Asks Why will be at the Camden Head Mon 23rd, Tue 24th, Thu26th and Fri 27th August, 8.45pm. Michael Legge will be appearing at the Camden Head on Wed 25th, 8.45pm in Curse Sir Walter Raleigh.
Scott Capurro returns to the Camden Fringe with Opens Up initially at the Roundhouse Studio Fri 13th – Sun 15th August, 9pm and the Camden Head Sat 28th and Sun 29th August, 8.45pm.
Other stand-up highlights include winner of the Comedy Store’s Gong Show, Catie Wilkins. She has performed previously at Edinburgh and brings her new full-length show, Inheritance Tax, to The Sheephaven Bay (2 Mornington Street) from 20 – 23 August, 7.30pm.
One man shows to look out for include Gerry Howell’s creation The Fantastic Reality of Frederick Goodge, more of which in a preview, later along with Ryan Millar’s one man show, Roman Around: A Guided Tour of the Eternal City and How to Put on a One Man Show by Simon Jay.
More listings shortly – kid’s stuff, plays both serious and strange and maybe an Irish Gypsy fiddler.
(Voyeuring so you don’t have to. Actually you do have to. Get along to a show and send us your thoughts. Nice ones – no nastiness!)