Julie Tomlin’s theatre news: Camden Fringe preview
21 July, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin
THE 12th Camden Fringe is almost upon us, promising more than 270 productions in over 22 venues throughout the borough. Here’s a taste of some of the shows being staged over four weeks from July 31.
Set in the gangland of London’s East End, We Fly By Night is a working of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. It is being performed at the Etcetera Theatre from August 18-20. Written by Wuese Houston-Jibo, who lives in Kentish Town, it’s a story about the driving ambition of Lacey Mac and what she’s prepared to do to clear the way for her career criminal husband Mac to rise to power. For details call 020 7482 4857.
Songs by Ray Charles, Marilyn Monroe and Nina Simone feature in the jazz theatre show After Midnight, which is being performed at the London Irish Centre, Camden Square, on August 5. Performed by Aira Laivina Artists, this is the first time After Midnight will be performed outside their native Latvia. For details call 020 7916 2222.
A one-woman show, A State of Mind, with Alyce Louise-Potter as Billie telling stories of medicinal and recreational drug use is on at the Tristan Bates Theatre August 9-12. Details on 020 3841 6611.
Quadruple Threat at the Hen & Chickens Theatre tells the story of musical theatre star and national treasure Harry Ledgerman’s attempts to reboot his career after a public mental breakdown. Henry Moss plays Ledgerman, who seeks to promote his celebrity memoir Quadruple Threat by hosting a series of motivational workshops with guest speakers who all claim they have the secret to success. For details call 020 7704 2001.
A two-hour workshop aimed at improving presentation skills is being offered during the Camden Fringe to raise funds for theatre rental costs. David King of Pop up Theatre is offering places to 15 people who want to make more impact with their presentations. The cost is £20 and funds will go towards the cost of performing Sweeties #3 at the Camden People’s Theatre on August 3. For details visit www.popuptheatre.co.uk/
• For full Camden Fringe programme visit www.camdenfringe.com/