Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Review: Edward II at the Tristan Bates Theatre @CamdenFringe

  By Michael Spring Ricky Dukes directs Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II at the Tristan Bates theatre this week. Even the preview performance is memorable, for lots of reasons. Sharp direction, stylish production, good performances all help to bring this play … Continue reading

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“Intense and fascinating production” of controversial play ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore explores love and society

Ferocious, murderous and bloody. Love will not conquer all. Love will destroy all. Lazarus Theatre Company present ‘Tis A Pity She’s A Whore at Tristan Bates Theatre, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August at 8pm. Already attracting rave reviews there is … Continue reading

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Oh P*ck! It’s a one-man Midsummer Night’s Dream – and Dave’s not happy

Imagine Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream brought to life with a cast of just one. Sounds crazy? That’s the task facing enthusiastic young director Polly. Comedy Oh P*ck! at The Hen and Chickens Theatre, 22-26 August,  pits the director against grumpy actor Dave, who is … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare has been kidnapped – will Hamlet, Macbeth, Ophelia and Brutus come to his rescue?

Oberon’s gone mad. We’re talking full-on Hamlet. The fairy king of Midsummer has kidnapped William Shakespeare, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Shakespearean Heroes International Evil Lessening Division) and his mischievous sidekick Puck has brought him the Infinity Quill. A quill unlike any … Continue reading

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Rogue Shakespeare meets Monty Python in comedy MacDeth at The Cockpit

“MacBeth gone wrong”, “Shakespeare meets Monty Python”, “panto in verse” – however you describe it we want it – and it’s at The Cockpit, 15-27 August, as part of Camden Fringe. MacDeth! received nothing but glowing adulation from critics and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s cross-dressing women in play discussing gender identity

Endgame: Ariel explores a world without labels, through the eyes of gender fluidity in Shakespeare’s early cross-dressing females, 11-14 August at 9pm, Camden People’s Theatre. The thought-provoking physical theatre piece Endgame: Ariel, uses three of Shakespeare’s iconic cross-dressing women, as found … Continue reading

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Romeo and Juliet with a cast of 21 and dramatic fight sequences

Romeo and Juliet, probably the best known love story in the world, is coming to the Camden Fringe with a huge Perform International cast and dramatic fight scenes, 17-28 August at Rudolf Steiner House. Families feud with families, individuals taunt … Continue reading

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