“This play comes from a fresh writer who is so fresh, he’s writing jokes that most writers would think were TOO silly. [INSERT PLAY] is about two actors who get trapped in their own play as it falls apart around them. Sam and Joe don’t know their lines, the stage door has disappeared, and the […]

Five more to see at Camden Fringe

Here are five more recommendations for Camden Fringe 2023. This time we are spanning the genres, breaking out of theatre and offering just a tempting taste to a fringe brimming to overflowing with creativity and experimentation. These are either last chance to see at this year’s Fringe shows or they are coming up very soon. […]

FIve Theatre Shows not to be missed at Camden Fringe

With Camden Fringe underway here are five shows we think you shouldn’t miss at Camden Fringe. Camden Fringe is brimming with new work, experiment and creativity and of course quality. So, there is too much to choose from in the best possible way. Here are five to keep you going… For “”Edgy, adventurous, exciting work.” […]

PREVIEW: Get some Self-Help at Camden Fringe

Self-Help is a solo dark comedy billed as “theatre’s answer to doom-scrolling.” According to writer Gianluca Scatto, the piece is “inspired by the meteoric rise of the toxic masculinity influencers dominating platforms like TikTok” and “follows the story of the disillusioned and desperate John Scott. Flicking mindlessly through his phone, John is suddenly compelled to […]

Alex Gatstramb and Rita Sigmond bring absurdist two-hander comedy play Liselotte In May to Camden Fringe which is a piece written by Zsolt Pozsgai. Playing at The Cockpit Liselotte in May is “a bittersweet absurd two-hander comedy about a gentle, lonely heart.Love is blind…and in this case melodramatic, depressing, paranoid, clumsy, deranged and disturbed. Liselotte, […]

Improv Comedy at Camden Fringe 2023

There’s a rather large and promising selection of improv shows at this year’s Camden Fringe. Improv is usually edge-of-your seat comedy where those on stage play with different formats, usually taking audience suggestions, and cooking up a show that is different each performance. There are other formats for improv such as serious improvised drama, and […]

New Writing at Camden Fringe

Fringe Festivals, as they grow, tend to attract repeaters – people and companies bringing the same show back to the Fringe twice, thrice or even year after year after year. It smacks of opportunism, it reeks of laziness to me. Sometimes the show has truly developed or improved but many shows are just the same […]

Camden Fringe – What to See

Camden Fringe runs from 31st July to 27th AUgist 2023. “The Camden Fringe is a performing arts festival, established in 2006, which takes place in Camden during August. Anyone and everyone is welcome to apply. Previous fringe events have encompassed new writing, opera, musicals, stand-up, sketch comedy, dance, cabaret, poetry, opera, mentalism, improvisation and Q&As. […]

New writing at Camden Fringe

We love new writing. It isn’t that we don’t like old writing, but we do love new writing. Fresh Fringe is like fresh vegetables at a market stall, newly arrived from a local farm. New writing, when ripe for picking means it is ready for the stage and we love to find it and see […]

FringeReview’s recommendations for Camden Fringe

There are 253 results in a search for shows and events at this year’s Camaden Fringe. Bursting with new writing, experimentation and radical creativity, celebration and entertainment across a range of gengres, Camden Fringe has been a viable alternative for theatre makers and audiences for quite a few years now. Here are our recommendations going […]

London, baby!

The Transfer! So, it’s happening. We’ve dusted the costumes, shaken off the post-fringe hangovers and taken a surgical knife to the script. The Death of Ivan Ilyich is going to the Camden Fringe next week. It’s the first time we’ve toured a show in a little while, and we’re very excited. Problems we’re facing The […]

Listen. People Aren’t Going to Buy Tickets to Your Show. They really aren’t. If you assume they will, you are heading for a fairly empty house. Your friends may well come to your show, though don’t even count on that, if their only commitment is an “Attending” or a “Maybe” on your Facebook event. Facebook […]

A Performer’s Guide to Having a Depressing Fringe

It is very easy to ensure your experience as a Fringe performer is dire and spirit-crushing. Just follow these top five tips and you’re sure to hit the bottom quickly and effectively… 1. Make it all about money. Become fixated on making a profit and ensure every empty seat is a sign of your personal […]

All you need to know about the much neglected art of putting flyers into flat surfaces and other angles of attack … (Warning: May contain humour) Vertical flyering is done standing up. The flyerer and the flyeree are both on their feet. It takes place mostly on the streets, and occasionally in queues and crowds. […]

Advertise on FringeReview at Camden Fringe 2019

  Boost your box office sales at the Camden Fringe. The perfect time to book an advert at our special Camden Fringe “from now until the end of your Camden Fringe 2019 run” rate.  Book an advert on the good fringe guide. In August, traffic to our site goes nuts, up in the tens of […]

Paul Levy talks to Maria McAteer about One Last Look

Paul Levy talks to Maria McAteer about One Last Look. “A compelling new thriller written by National Westminster Playwright’s Award Winner Maria McAteer. A man and a woman wait in a flat in Camden for a phone call from a colleague. As they chat idly, they find themselves unwrapping progressively more revealing and surprising secrets. […]