Tag Archives: Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Fringe shows focus on homeless crisis

The Borough of Camden is known for having one of the lowest rates of homelessness in London. But housing problems are endemic across the capital and a number of shows at the Camden Fringe highlight the issues facing the homeless, … Continue reading

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Blink brings love from Leytonstone to Camden Fringe – don’t miss it

  “This is a true story…our love story” Jonah tells us but the course of true love never did run smooth and anyway, is your “happy ending” mine too? Blink by Phil Porter, tonight (Friday 26 August) at 9.15pm, tomorrow and … Continue reading

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Jesus is a woman trying to unite a fractured community in new grittier Godspell

Jesus is a woman in a new grittier adaptation of the 1970s classic musical Godspell, 20-24 August, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, as part of Camden Fringe 2016. Jesus is played by Anya Williams – pictured above with Grant Urquhart (Judas) … Continue reading

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Lessons on human rights from Ancient Greece

The Antigone Collective presents a 2000-year-old play that explores human rights and a fight against oppression – Antigone by Sophocles, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, 8-10 August, as part of Camden Fringe 2016. Founded in September 2014 by University of York students … Continue reading

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A Day In The Lives of Frankie Abbott

What happens when a fantasist with a fading memory recalls events from years ago ? Frankie Abbott now in a care home, is helped by Marion one of the carers to remember. David Barry, who played the hapless Frankie Abbott … Continue reading

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Satire on government cuts in FE

Writing a play is certainly one way to get things off your chest. At The Heart of Everything is a new satirical comedy, that lifts the lid on dark possibilities of this forgotten sector of education, tonight (Friday 5 August) … Continue reading

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THE RIVALS by Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Review by Carmel Shortall The King’s Players have transposed and updated Sheridan’s The Rivals for the Camden Fringe. No longer set in 18th century Bath, the action has been moved to 1920s Monte Carlo. The play has been cut from … Continue reading

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