Tag Archives: Carmel Shortall

Review: The Checkout at The Hen and Chickens @CamdenFringe

  By Carmel Shortall As the lights lift, Emma-Jane Hinds’ expressive face peers up at us from over her rectangular ‘Nana Mouskouri’ glasses as she lies upon the stage. “Oof! Well! I expect you’re wondering why I’m lying on the … Continue reading

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Review: Britain’s Got Fashion at The Cockpit @CamdenFringe

By Carmel Shortall The ever popular Get Over It Productions return for their eleventh Camden Fringe at The Cockpit in David Bottomley’s new play Britain’s Got Fashion. A Daytime TV reality fashion show in a shopping mall brings together our … Continue reading

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Review: The Trouble with Scott Capurro at The Bill Murray @CamdenFringe

By Carmel Shortall “They’re just jokes – I’m not even gay!” Scott Capurro greets “all my imaginary friends in the front row” as he skips onstage at The Bill Murray. The front row is conspicuously empty – who after all … Continue reading

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Review: Get Over It Productions bring The Tempest to @EtceteraTheatre You don’t get this at the RSC!

By Carmel Shortall Get Over It Productions’ all-female, gothic-inspired, Tempest at The Etcetera is a glorious, comic, irreverent but ultimately faithful version of Shakespeare’s last play. If not already familiar to you, the plot of The Tempest is a straightforward … Continue reading

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Review of I Dreamt of a Flower by In Between Butoh: A Butoh performance inspired by Georges Bataille.

By Carmel Shortall In Between Butoh’s dance performance, I Dreamt of a Flower provides a Fringe experience like no other at the Kentish Town Community Centre.  The piece is inspired by George Bataille’s Blue of Noon, a savage and sordid … Continue reading

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Review of Protocols at the Club Theatre at RADA Studios

By Carmel Shortall The title of this 90 minute play by Ricardo Dujany refers to the protocols governing orthodox cancer treatment or management. Aside from surgery there are drugs, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and any combination thereof with which the cancer – … Continue reading

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Review of the PAIN & STRIFE of the BOURGEOIS Life by @Aphilippahambly @MoorsBar

By Carmel Shortall The lights come up, birds twitter agreeably and a bright, plummy BBC-style voice over, straight from your childhood, announces, “Isn’t the garden a lovely place to be … let’s meet some of the garden people! There’s one … Continue reading

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