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Muse – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Writer/Director: Antonia Georgieva Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The relationship between an artist and his muse – always “his” muse, the power dynamic historically being a very gendered one – was in the 20thcentury nowhere more apparent than with Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar. Maar’s relationship with the painter spanned over a decade, and overlapped with some of Picasso’s other lovers. A ...

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Death Suits You – Theatro Technis, London

Music: Robert Tripolino Book and Lyrics: Sam Hooper Director: Gabrielle Scawthorn Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The personification of Death is usually seen as a somewhat passive figure, merely waiting until someone is about to shuffle off this mortal coil and then swiftly despatching them. The closest he comes to action is a chess game on a black and white beach. This ...

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The Ideal Woman – Cockpit Theatre, London

Devised and Directed by: The Company Reviewer: Maryam Philpott While much of the theatre world has migrated north for the Edinburgh Festival, there is still plenty of activity for anyone staying in London. The month-long Camden Fringe, now in its 14thyear has over 300 shows at numerous venues including a variety of plays, comedy shows and cabaret that will intrigue ...

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Pageant – London Irish Centre

Book & Lyrics: Bill Russell and Frank Kelly Music: Albert Evans Director Bill Rusell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott One of the many ways that you can divide up the world is into pre- and post-Miss Congeniality, and for lovers of Miss World-style competitions and beauty pageants, this film from 2000 revelled in its snarling contestants and bitter has-beens, that has shaped ...

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Between a Man and a Woman – The Lion and the Unicorn Theatre, London

Writer: & Director Scott James Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Domestic violence is rarely depicted on stage and it’s taken Scott James more than 10 years to create his play Between a Man and a Woman which premiered in September 2016, with subsequent runs in several fringe venues. This latest version, showing at The Lion and the Unicorn Theatre as part of ...

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Flood – Tristan Bates Theatre, London

Writer: Tom Hartwell Director: Georgie Staight Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s apt that in the same week that the weathermen warn us that August will be a washout, Flood opens at Covent Garden’s Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe. Set in the West Country, after a month’s worth of rain falls in one night, Flood follows the story of Adam, who is ...

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The Taming of the Shrew – Etcetera Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paula Benison Reviewer: Tom Finch The classic story of Petruchio’s challenge to tame and marry the brash Katharina, presented here by the all female troupe Get Over it Productions, is a stripped back, hour-long version set entirely at a 1989 rave. Kudos must go to the cast who all dance non-stop in the sweltering heat under ...

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Insert Title Here – Hen & Chickens Theatre, London

Writersand performers:Noah James and Jordan Maxwell Reviewer: Deborah Parry Looking at the title, you’d be forgiven for assuming that this show is an intriguing improvisational comedy – you’d be wrong. What we actually get, instead, is 45 minutes of sketches that aren’t very original, or, actually, very funny. Part of Camden’s Fringe Festival, the piece has been created by and ...

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