Camden Fringe Preview: Liselotte In May at the Cockpit Theatre

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, a woman in her thirties has been caring for an elderly lady for a great many years, and now that her ward is deceased and she realises that the years are passing her by without a partner, she desperately tries to find true love in an effort to give her life meaning. Through no fault of her own, each of her prospective partners dies on the first date.”

This unique story “comes from how a woman tries to fight her loneliness by any means necessary. Liselotte’s increasingly absurd actions make the story very colourful in terms of tone and message by its bittersweet irony, the tragic comedy and the relatable misery and helplessness one goes through in this kind of emotional journey.”

Described as an “emotional rollercoaster“, the play is “deeply relatable to anyone who’s had desperate moments in search of love”. According to the producers, “Liselotte in May will leave you in tears of joy and laughter at the same time, conveying the ridiculousness of what it means to be human in a fight to end loneliness.”

You can book tickets here.

For a taster, watch the trailer. (Also here).