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Camden Fringe 2018 – this week’s previews

02 August, 2018 — By Julie Tomlin

HERE’S a round-up of just some of the shows you can see across the borough during the 13th Camden Fringe festival.

• Caged Bird Theatre’s Neon is a new play by Patrick Swain about Jude, a therapist who gets caught up in the birth of a new religion when he meets his girlfriend’s flatmate who claims to be God. It’s on at the Lion and Unicorn from August 6-8, along with Of Course I’m Hot – I’m 50!, Yellow Coat Theatre Company’s take on the journey through menopause. Details: 020 7267 2304.

The Passion According to Bibi, a solo piece that explores the future of sex is being performed is on at The Cockpit on August 2-3. Matt Fox’s dark comedy Fred, Ted, Jack & Harold features a cast of the infamous on August 4, along with Play Two, a new piece by Nothing to Perform about trauma, accusations, psychosis and suspicion. These are followed up by Egg Rumour, a play about the work perk of egg freezing on August 6 and Empty Room, a one-woman show about a family held together by music from August 7-9.
Details: 020 7258 2925.

Protest Song, by Tim Price, tells the story of Danny, a man who slept rough in front of St. Paul’s Cathedral for seven years, until he was woken up one day by the Occupy protesters who pitched up there too in 2011. The Florence Theatre Company Production, which explores ideas about protest and the apparent contradictions between the idealism of the protesters and their attitudes towards home­lessness, is on at the Camden People’s Theatre on August 6-8.
Details: 020 7419 4841

• A quest in the spirit of Lord of the Rings from improvisation troupe Parentheticals, Improdyssey, is on at the Etcetera Theatre on August 3-5, while Hatch challenges the women’s prison system through spoken word poetry and music is on August 8-12.
Details: 020 7482 4857.

• Set in rural England after a zombie epidemic, Chaos Is A Friend Of Mine, which is on at the Hen & Chickens Theatre until August 5, is the story of a relationship that forms between Megan and Dylan. Part lecture, part stand-up, Anthony Norris-Watson’s debut performance at the Hen & Chickens Theatre, Tube_Mappian explores the history of the tube map and his obsession with collecting them. Details: 020 7704 2001.

• Written by Natasha Santos, who also plays Libby, Getting Over Everest tells the story of a woman’s quest to rediscover who she is and what she wants from life after she’s dumped by Rob Everest. It’s on at the Tristan Bates Theatre on August 7-11.
Details: 020 3841 6611.

• Contemporary British musical When Midnight Strikes is on at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from August 6-11. Set during the course of a dinner party in New York on the eve of the new millennium, a husband’s affair is discovered and the marriage finally unravels.
Details: 020 8340 3488.

• See full Camden Fringe details at www.camdenfringe.com

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