Intuit This at the Camden Fringe

19.30 Camden People’s Theatre (5 minutes left of Warren Street Station)
12th – 18th August

Intuitive Creatures are a four piece deity of comedic genius. Having come together from a previous collective stint at the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA), and in fusion from a love of Jacques Lecoq, the multi-national quartet have embraced popular notions of physical theatre, as well as elements of metaphorical performance, to present Intuit This to the Camden Fringe. Continue reading “Intuit This at the Camden Fringe”

The Philosopher’s Tale at the Camden Fringe

17.30 Tristan Bates Theatre (nearest tube Leicester Square)
Wednesday 6th – Saturday 10th August

‘Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness’ said Immauel Kant and Gerald Angel, who preaches, practices and writes about fidelity, is very happy. Until one day, in a Brighton hotel room, he wakes up next to a beautiful, naked blonde. Continue reading “The Philosopher’s Tale at the Camden Fringe”

Immaculate at The White Bear Theatre Pub

20.30 (+added matinee @ 16.00 10/8) White Bear Theatre Pub (two minutes left of Kennington Tube)
Wednesday 6th – Saturday 10th August

Thundermaker Productions offered a new take on Oliver Lansley’s stellar play this week in a cut down, trendified rendition of Immaculate. Previously showcased as an unrelieved, two and a half hour effort and propelled downwards by an unnecessary Greek chorus line, the play has benefited from its rejuvenation. Continue reading “Immaculate at The White Bear Theatre Pub”

Psycho-geography: An Exercise to Remember My Future at the Camden Fringe

Psycho-geography is described as an approach to geography that emphasises ‘drifting’ in urban environments. Diana Cristina DeFex Sierra’s show is own story of ‘drifting’ from dangerous 1990s Medellin to post 9/11 America and finally over to dodgy suburbs of Paris. It’s an interesting story. But what you see on stage is mostly unnecessary. Continue reading “Psycho-geography: An Exercise to Remember My Future at the Camden Fringe”

Velvet Trumpet’s ‘All Change, All Change’ at the Solo Festival

‘A sandwich, a Mars bar… and a Lilt’ confesses Thomas Jones when talking about the contents of his lunchbox. Playing a tube driver in Velvet Trumpet’s ‘All Change, All Change’, written by himself and director Nikolai Ribnikov,  it’s a darkly humorous look at the lives of those who, for the majority of the day, lurk underground in the sweaty, cramped tunnels beneath London. Continue reading “Velvet Trumpet’s ‘All Change, All Change’ at the Solo Festival”

Mountview Postgraduate Director’s Season: White Rose

When you hear the rousing tune of the State Anthem of the Russian Federation, you know you’ve stepped into a play about the Russian contribution to Germany’s defeat in the Second World War. However, rather than focus on the ground conflict, ‘White Rose’ tells the story of the female fighter pilots, including ‘Double Ace’ Lily Litvak. Continue reading “Mountview Postgraduate Director’s Season: White Rose”

Mountview Postgraduate Director’s Season: Very Pleasant Sensations

‘Screw Maximilian!’ Michael York exclaims, playing the novelist Christopher Isherwood in the 1972 film adaptation of the musical ‘Cabaret’.  ‘I do’ Liza Minnelli (as Sally Bowles) retorts with honesty and venom. ‘So do I’ is Isherwood’s brutal and brilliant reply. ‘Very Pleasant Sensations’ is a play secured around these terribly witty homoerotic exchanges. Continue reading “Mountview Postgraduate Director’s Season: Very Pleasant Sensations”

Mountview Postgraduate Director’s Season: The Freedom of the City by Brian Friel

Brian Friel said, in an interview in 1973, ‘Very often an accident in history will bring about a meeting point, a kind of fusion for you. And this is what happened. This is a play about poverty.’ As we pass into the second week of Mountview Postgraduate Director’s Season, we see another politically driven play focusing around a small number of individuals. Continue reading “Mountview Postgraduate Director’s Season: The Freedom of the City by Brian Friel”