Monthly Archives: August 2011

Last night at the Camden Fringe: Gavin & Gavin presented Darts Wives at The Etcetera Theatre

Review by Carmel Shortall Darts Wives, also known as DWAGS, are the new WAGS, apparently, as well as the subject of a new show by Lauretta Gavin and Sharon Gavin. Playing at the Etcetera Theatre, Darts Wives sold out for … Continue reading

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A Country Girl in Camden – Ron Hart’s last unproduced play premieres at The Camden Fringe.

Review by Carmel Shortall Ron Hart’s last unproduced play, Country Girl, received its premiere at the Roundhouse on August 8th 2011 as part of the Camden Fringe. The play was finally staged by Carmel Arts and son, Daniel Hart, who wrote … Continue reading

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Birthday by Crystal Skillman and Kibo Productions at the Sheephaven Bay

Review by Carmel Shortall A man sits on stage listening to music as the audience pack into the back room of the Sheephaven Bay. After the door closes, a woman opens it and enters from the pub, letting the noise … Continue reading

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The Lesson: second play in Atelier Community Theatre’s Ionesco double bill at the Camden Fringe

Review by Carmel Shortall In The Lesson, the second of Atelier’s Ionesco double bill at The Etcetera Theatre, the impossibility of communication is further explored as a professor becomes murderously insane under the influence of philology, the study of language … Continue reading

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Atelier Community Theatre bring an Ionesco double bill to the Fringe. First up: The Chairs

Review by Carmel Shortall An old man – a caretaker or general factotum – peers out over the sea as his wife reminds him of all the things he could have been in life but wasn’t. “You’re so clever, you … Continue reading

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The Intimate Strangers’ Concept Album was played at The Etcetera Theatre

Review and Interview by Carmel Shortall As the audience filed in to The Etcetera for The Intimate strangers’ Concept Album, onstage we watched a figure slumped at his desk with his head in his hands. We could also hear his ‘thoughts’ … Continue reading

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Flying in from the Planet Krypton – Rob Deb: A Comic Book Guy!

Review by Carmel Shortall Named after one half of the dynamic duo, Rob(in) Deb also sports a Batman t-shirt for the last night of his celebration of geekiness at the Camden Head. The show title: A Comic Book Guy tells you … Continue reading

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