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VOILA FESTIVAL

A brexit beating festival of new writing from around Europe.  Etcetera are one of only three venues hosting it, along with The Cockpit and Applecarts Arts. Listing below:

 

Une heure avant la mort de mon frère (SHOW IN FRENCH)

start times: 9.30pm | dates: Sat 11th Nov 2017 |

start times: 1.00pm | dates: Sun 12th Nov 2017 |

start times: 9.30pm | dates: Mon 13th Nov 2017 |

Online advance tickets: £10 full / £8 concession

On the door: £12 full / £10 concession

Company: La drama Barbe - The Art Fabric

Country: France/UK

Language: French

Dans le parloir d’une prison, après des années de séparation, Sally rend une ultime visite à son frère condamné à être pendu. Un étrange lien, mêlé de rancoeur, d’angoisse et de tendresse, unit ces deux êtres qui portent au plus profond d’eux-mêmes les stigmates d’une enfance brisée. Un texte fort, violent, bouleversant, plongeant ses racines dans les méandres du déchirement intérieur, quand la carapace familiale craque de partout et que l’amour fait place à la haine.

 

Project A (a work in progress showing)

start times: 4.00pm | dates: Sat 11th Nov 2017 |

start times: 5.30pm | dates: Sun 12th Nov 2017 |

Tickets: £8 full / £6 concession

Company: SC Productions

Country: Northern Ireland (UK)

Language: English

What does it feel like to live in a place where you don’t have a choice? NI is the only part of the UK to which the 1967 abortion act does not extend- Abortion is illegal except in extremely limited cases. Project A Illuminates unheard stories at the heart of this emotive subject.

 

Hiding Heidi (A Tale of Love and Hate in Stoke on Trent)

start times: 7.30pm | dates: Mon 13th Nov 2017 |

Followed by a 2 week run: Tue 21st Nov – Sun 3rd Dec 2017 (no show on Mon 27th Nov)

Tickets: £12 full / £10 concession

Heidi loves living in England. She loves her English friends, the countryside, the culture and most of all she loves her work as a nurse at the local hospital. She’s made her life in England but a dark cloud is looming as Heidi loses her job and is threatened with immediate deportation. Will she be captured by the sinister Immigration Office with its huge network of informers? Will she find somewhere to hide? Will she even find love amidst the hate and intolerance of post Brexit Britain?

 

THE BACCHANALS

Week run

start times: 7.30pm | dates: Tue 14th Nov – Sat 18th Nov 2017 |

EXTRA MATINEE start times: 4.30pm | dates: Sat 18th Nov 2017 |

Tickets: £12 full / £10 concession

Company: Mikra Theatricals

Country: Britain/ Greece

Language: English/ Greek

’Tell me, what they’re like, those rituals of yours?’

Actors, Jealousy, Madness… Dionysus.

Inspired by Euripides’ Bacchae, Mikra Theatricals invite you to draw back the curtain and take a peek into the backstage of the chorus. A world of paranoia, madness, and drama.

An actress prepares, but what is she preparing for?

 

Quand j’étais petite… (SHOW IN FRENCH)

start times: 9.30pm | dates: Tue 14th Nov 2017 |

Online advance tickets: £10 full / £8 concession

On the door: £12 full / £10 concession

Company: the Art FabriC

Country: UK-London

Language: French

Emilie a toujours été grande même petite! Elle ne vous prendra pas de haut et vous emmènera dans les hauteurs de ses rêveries, la tête dans les nuages. Même sans talons, elle a tout d’une grande et sera pour la première fois seule en scène dans les hauteurs de Camden Town, à l’Etcetera Theatre.

 

La Franglaise

start times: 9.30pm | dates: Wed 15th Nov 2017 |

Online advance tickets: £10 full / £8 concession

On the door: £12 full / £10 concession

Ticket Link: https://www.ticketea.co.uk/tickets-theatre-voila-europe-2017-franglaise/

Company: Alexandria Macleod

Country: England

Language: French & English

Following successful performances in both Paris and London, bilingual comedienne Alexandria Macleod returns to the Voila! festival with a brand new one woman comedy show “La Franglaise” in which she explores the humiliation of being an English woman in Paris and the hilarity of being a French woman in London.

 

Stuck

start times: 9.30pm | dates: Thu 16th Nov 2017 |

start times: 9.30pm | dates: Sat 18th Nov 2017 |

Online advance tickets: £10 full / £8 concession

On the door: £12 full / £10 concession

Company: Hoax Theatre

Country: U.K./France

Language: English & bits of French

‘You can’t change nature darling.’

Comedy mono-thongs HOAX ask you to bring your ‘inflatable-safety device of choice’ on this dangerous and ridiculous journey to the black heart of the earth’s ecological crisis. They have joined with clown-director Lucy Hopkins (Le Foulard, Powerful Women Are About) and eco-scenographer Andrea Carr (Tarabac Theatre, Taiwan Exhibition for Design 2017) to realise this unique terrarium complete with Norman cows, weather reports and 3 fates who are stuck. In the muck. WTF.

Part art installation, part immersive absurdist theatre ‘stuck’ uses clown, rhetoric and soft sculpture to examine our cultural paralysis around climate change.

 

 

The Stronger

start times: 9.30pm | dates: Fri 17th Nov 2017 |

start times: 1.30pm | dates: Sat 18th Nov 2017 |

Online advance tickets: £10 full / £8 concession

On the door: £12 full / £10 concession

Company: Monamas Theatre Company

Country: Greece

Language:Greek

Surtitles:Yes - English

Christmas Eve. Two women run into each other. Is Miss.Y having an affair with Mrs.X’s husband? A quarrel over a man. Who is the Stronger? Monamas’s interpretation of ‘The Stronger’ by A.Strindberg is an experimental piece of theatre with intense physical movement and a surrealistic touch.

 

Peter Antoniou - PSYCHIC' COMEDIAN

FRI 01 DEC @ 9.30PM SUN 03 DEC @ 8.30PM £10

If you could ask a psychic a question what would it be? Fresh off his 10th year of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and an international tour, award-winning ''Psychic' Comedian Peter Antoniou brings his unique skills to peer inside your head, fondle your frontal lobe and tickle your funny bone.

 

Peter Fleming and Light Entertainment Larry:

HAUNTED VIDEOTAPE

SAT 02 DEC @ 9.30PM £6

Twisted character comedy. A manic love letter to 20th century cult TV, and a Lovecraftian cosmic horror story, from Tom Burgess and Zoë Tomalin.

Retired children’s TV pioneer Peter Fleming gives a dusty presentation of his legendary BBC programmes. Then the bloated corpse of formerly drowned comedian Light Entertainment Larry tries to resurrect his 1970s material.

 

SWEETIES #4 - Scenes From A Marriage

MON 04 DEC @ 7.30pm £6.5

David King's Pop-Up Theatre is back at the Etcetera with Sweeties #4, brought to you by a group of talented professional actors who will create and share their fantastic stories, monologues and scenes around the theme of "Scenes from a Marriage". Profits from ticket sales go to The Neurosciences Research Foundation at St Georges Hospital, London.

 

PIZZA MAN – by Darlene Craviotto

TUE 05 - SAT 09 DEC @ 7.00PM SAT 09 DEC @ 2.00PM £12.50 / 10.50

It's a hot summer evening in New York City and Julie Rodgers has had a bad day. She's just been fired after being propositioned by her boss. She's broke, disillusioned, and decides to drink the pain away. Her roommate, Alice, comes home wild and frantic. Her boyfriend has gone back to his wife, kick starting her unhealthy eating habits.

Julie suggests another way to vent their man-induced frustrations: they should pick a guy, any guy... and take advantage of him. Men have been doing it for years, why can't a woman try it? Enter: an unsuspecting pizza delivery man. Coaxed into the flat to share an innocent beer with two women. The evening gets wilder, crazier, angrier, and very, very funny.

 

GASLIGHT

SUN 10 DEC @ 2.30PM £11.50

GASLIGHT by Phillip Hamilton

Our greatest enemies are often in the room with us.  Gaslight tells the story of a woman slowly descending into madness, until a glimmer of hope appears to be her salvation.

But who can you trust, when you can’t even trust yourself?

This classic thriller was first produced in 1935, yet the themes remain pertinent today.

This amateur production of "Gaslight" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD

 

JAMES VEITCH IS TESTING OUT NEW STUFF MAY

OR MAY NOT BE FUNNY

SUN 10 DEC @ 6.30PM MON 11 - THU 14 DEC @ 7.30PM £4.50

JAMES VEITCH is going to be testing whether things he finds funny at home are also funny on stage. He’s been funny in the past so there’s a good chance he’ll be funny then too. That being said, come prepared for that awkward thing that happens when he says a joke and no one laughs and then he realises he’s left out, what amounts to, a critical piece of information. Anyway. There’ll be slides and he may even read a story he’s written. Also, it’s insanely cheap so just book tickets anyway.

 

A (One-Man) CHRISTMAS CAROL

FRI 15 - SAT 16 DEC @ 7.30PM SUN 17 DEC @ 6.30PM TUE 19 - FRI 22 Dec @ 7.30PM £8

A Christmas Carol is the quintessential Christmas story. A fantastical social commentary about redemption and second chances.

This “one-man” stage adaptation aims to rediscover its original form, as it would have been performed by Charles Dickens himself. With Jud Charlton, directed by Paolo Serra. Produced by The Gastronomical Company and Il Sipario Strappato.

 

AT A CROSSROADS

SUN 17 DEC @ 3PM £10

At a Crossroads is an improvised play performed by Three Worlds.  At the start of the show, audience members are invited to share their current concerns (personal, social or political), suggesting themes they would like to see improvised that night. Based on these suggestions, six actors create a vivid collage of intertwining stories.

Characters from all walks of life are created through vignettes, monologues and richly dramatic scenes, centred on contemporary London but ranging through time and space. Comedy, drama, tragedy and farce collide as the stories build to a dramatic climax and themes consolidate.

 

NEW AGE BOXING - LIVE

MON 18 DEC @ 7.30pm £10

Sometimes loved, sometimes hated but always controversial and entertaining, the three rogue agents of the New Age Boxing podcast are going LIVE for the first time to help celebrate the 100th episode.

Join Andi, Terry and Martin as they bring their popular audio format to the stage, discussing the latest boxing news and giving revealing insights into the sport. Mixed in with some a large dose of humour and irreverent conversation, this is a unique chance to come and experience the podcast in person while seeing what does (or sometimes doesn’t) go into the production of the show.

The day after Haye versus Bellew II will mean there is plenty to discuss, as well as looking both backwards at the calendar year and forwards to 2018 in the world of boxing, there will be plenty of opportunities for audience interaction in this one-off experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SECOND SEX

Time: 12:30pm | Dates: Mon 31st July – Wed 2nd August  | Tickets: £8 / £6

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1768

 

Are you, or is a woman you love, a lost feminist?

Join our rehabilitation centre! We help all lost feminists recover and return to society as fully functioning and obedient women.

The aim of this piece is to show different aspects and struggles that women face in their daily life. It is grotesque, sarcastic, ironic and full of dark comedy.

Twitter: @The_SecondSex

 

DARK SIDE OF THE MIME

Time: 6.30pm | Dates: Mon 31st July – Fri 4th August | Tickets: £8

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1440

 

Dark Side of the Mime is an audacious physical clown show. It mixes together clownery with classic pantomime, porn, splatter, and violence. The show is vulgar, but that's the way we like it. This full-on show is now in London for the first time.

Are you bold enough to enter the dark side of your mind?

Twitter: @DSoftheMime  Web: darksideofthemime.com

 

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMPROVISATION

Time: 8:30pm | Dates: Mon 31st July – Tue 1st August | Tickets: £8 / £6

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1762

 

Albert is a lovable nerd who dreams of the big stage. mYlez is an outgoing hacker with a dark sense of humour. Albert and mYlez meet online but live on two different continents. Lonely but resourceful, they team up and build an artificial friend, a robot whom they call A.L.Ex (Artificial Language Experiment). Together, they perform improvised theatre in a perilous show via transatlantic video link. A.L.Ex is a small humanoid robot and a unique computer creation running artificial intelligence, trained on dialogue from 100,000 movies.

HumanMachine (http://humanmachine.live), the international creative team behind the show, invites you to explore human and computer creativity, spontaneity and "artificial irreverence" (Sunday Times).

Twitter: @PiotrImprov

 

 

THREE MEN AND A BABE

Time: 4.30pm | Dates: Wed 2nd – Sun 6th August | Tickets: £5

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1763

Four comics over fifty meditate and muse on life, death, love and medication. Fred Ferenczi (Finalist, Old Comedian of the Year), Mike Lord ("Had the crowd laughing from start to finish"), Nick Mellors ("Fleet footed and intelligent") and Sally Firth (One To Watch, Funny Women) each ruminate and reflect on middle age.

 

 

BULLET HOLE

Time: 8.30pm | Dates: Wed 2nd  – Sun 6th  Aug | Tickets : £15 / £12

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1754

 

Cleo is young woman in London who has been living with Type 3 Female Genital Mutilation since she was 7. After being raped by her husband, she finds the strength to undergo reversal surgery. Cleo’s family oppose her decision and send her to stay with her Aunty Winnie and friend Eve in an attempt to force her to accept her "gift".                                                        Twitter: @Naiad_Prod                    Web: www.naiadproductions.com

 

 

DOOMED RESISTANCE

Time: 12.30pm | Dates: Thu 3rd – Mon 7th August | Tickets: £10 / £8

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1764

 

Falling Pennies charges into the Camden Fringe with a hilarious farce that’ll have you rolling in the trenches.

Belgium, 1914. When Major-General Erich Ludendorff discovers his army is missing, he hatches a plot to bluff the enemy into surrender. But Ludendorff finds it’s never a good idea to interrupt your enemy’s bath time.

Twitter: @DoomedResis   Web: fallingpennies.co.uk

 

 

LAURA

Time: 2.30pm | Dates: Sat 5th – Sun 6th August | Tickets: £7 / £5

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1776

 

A debut one woman tragicomedy. "A performer to watch" EtymNews.

Sex, lies and antidepressants. You are cordially invited to be a guest at a failed wedding party. Join the frenzied bride on a journey of debauched self discovery.

"Unflinching look at woman in the throes of having an emotional episode.... Immersive theatre to the hilt" FemaleArts.

Twitter: @elinaalminas   Web: elinaalminas.com/theatre

 

 

THE JOURNEY OF A BODY

Time: 6:30pm | Dates: Sat 5th – Sun 6th August | Tickets: £10 / £8

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1759

 

The Journey of a Body is a one-woman show about identity and the ideas that define ourselves as part of a culture, a clan. It is the journey of our genes crossing borders, migrating throughout time, and in doing so, enriching our cultural diversity. It is the story of our bodies that goes beyond languages and economic systems. Twitter: @Ale_ChaconC

 

 

BLACK BEAUTY IN IRONS

Time: 4:30pm | Dates: Mon 7th – Tue 8th August | Tickets: £10 / £9

Time: 6:30pm | Dates: Mon 7th – Tue 8th August | Tickets: £10 / £9

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1775

 

"Being human is so boring. And everyone has their fantasies..."

Aidan loves animal role-play: pretending to be a pony is her biggest thrill. Her boyfriend Bravo is sceptical but supportive. But Aidan seeks more than his acceptance. She wants to come out publicly - whatever the consequences.

 

Black Beauty in Irons is a kinky romantic drama that confronts whether it’s possible to truly fulfil your fantasies. The first UK show to put the animal role-play identity centre-stage, our work addresses issues with pride, consent and coming out. Black Beauty in Irons matters because there are people everywhere who can’t be open about their identities: we think that’s unfair, and it’s time for change.

Twitter: @2ndSelfEnsemble

Web: www.facebook.com/secondselfensemble/

 

 

HOMELESS COMFORTS

Time: 8:30pm | Dates: Mon 7th – Wed 9th August | Tickets: £9

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1757

 

Alana frequently passes the enigmatic Martin, a local homeless man. She attempts to peel back the barriers he puts up against a society that ignores him, learning she has more in common with him than she believed possible. What draws her to him? Why is he so evasive? What secrets hide? We are all potentially one life event away from being homeless.

Twitter: @Homelesscomfor1

Web: homelesscomforts.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

RE: PRODUCTION

Time: 12:30pm | Dates: Wed 9th -Sun 13th August | Tickets: £11 / £9.50

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1449

 

Can you have it all? Do you want it all?

A scientist, on the cusp of a new IVF discovery, is faced with difficult decisions about her own fertility. In this intimate story, award-winning White Slate Theatre explore women’s choices, and the science behind those choices, when weighing up careers, parenthood, and where self-worth is found.

Twitter: @WhiteSlateUK

Web: whiteslatetheatre.co.uk/index.html

 

THE INVISIBLE CONDITION

Time: 2:30pm | Dates: Wed 9th – Sun 13th August | Tickets: £12 / £10

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1778

 

"If we treated people with diabetes the same way we treat those with depression, there would be an outcry." Simon Wessely RCP.

Gripping documentary theatre about the conditions in NHS mental health care and the obstacles facing those with mental health issues in society. Using exclusively real testimony - from patients, professionals, researchers and journalists - Last Word Theatre present a play designed to make us challenge our assumptions, rethink, reflect and talk about the costs of mental health in our society.

Last Word Theatre are a Community Interest Company of LAMDA graduates focused on work that highlights under-represented stories in our society and fosters discussion and openess.

Twitter: @lastwordcompany

UNDERCOVER REFUGEE

Time: 6:30pm | Dates: Wed 9th – Sun 13th August | Tickets: £10 / £8

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1758

 

The two Gaulier graduated, award-winning actors Karen Houge and David Tann present a satire based on Karen's journey following Syrian refugees. Travelling with the mafia, taken by police and sentenced in court. The show reveals refreshing stories from the refugee trail of police, volunteers and refugees far from the image often presented in media.

Twitter: @Undercoverrefug Web: facebook.com/UndercoverRefugee

 

DARK ROOM

Time: 8:30pm | Dates: Thu 10th – Mon 14th August | Tickets: £10

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1753

 

Blood, sweat and subs. A darkly comic thriller with guts.

Dark Room is a brand new play from writer Jim Mannering.

In the basement of an ordinary house on an ordinary street, a group of extraordinary people meet weekly to indulge their passion, away from prying eyes. When a newby arrives the membership are diverted from the regular squabbles. Desire is stoked and envy seethes. A project deadline approaches and the new recruit is forced to make a permanent choice between light and shade.

Let your curiosity get the better of you and pull the curtain back on this nasty little club.

Twitter: @DARKROOMtheplay

 

ITALIAN HORROR STORIES – A TEATIME GRAND GUIGNOL

Time: 4:30pm | Dates: Sat 12th – Sun 13th August | Tickets: £10

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1779

 

Italian Horror Stories explores the Italian historical facts and legends that inspired gothic classics such as the Mummy, Frankenstein and The Woman in Black.

The show is divided into pieces linked by a sarcastic, devilish host, the Prince of Darkness, who will lead the audience on a cathartic journey through mankind's sins. Web: www.fb.com/guignoldemilan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEK THREE

 

WHAT I REALLY WANTED TO SAY WAS...

Time: 4:30pm | Dates: Mon 14th August | Tickets: £6.50 / £5

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1944

 

What I really wanted to say was... is a LOL social-satire where we revisit and stage our most awkward, inappropriate conversations.

Society's reliant on political correctness so where do you stand? How would you react? What would you have said? Thought provoking punchlines and ruthless, rough and ready rhymes-

Will you wince, laugh, cringe or cry?

Twitter: @shtoomprod

 

THE MONUMENT OF PORTLAND PLACE

Time: 6:30pm | Dates: Mon 14th – Thu 17th August | Tickets: £10 / £8

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1452

 

A tale of protesting strangers, wondering why they care.

A new play by Ben Randall.

 

The Monument of Portland Place is set in 1998. It revolves around two characters, Kelly and Trilby, who meet whilst participating in a vigil. As the story unfolds we discover their brave, obtuse and, at times, eccentric ideas for demonstrating. The power of their belief, honesty and friendship result in a most illuminating finale.

Twitter: @DackerandEnt

 

VIRAGO

Time: 4:30pm | Dates: Tue 15th – Thu 17th August | Tickets: £7.50 / £6

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1780

 

A short theatre piece about the visibility of women.

Flush away your own society and become part of a new order. Close the door, turn the sign to occupied and join a sisterhood like no other. Feel change dripping through and watch the cracks begin to show. Twitter: @OutofOrderCo

 

COOK AND DAVIES: SPACE-ARK

Time: 8:30pm | Dates: Tue 15th – Wed 16th August | Tickets: £5

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1765

 

The very last sketch show in the universe! Earth has been destroyed. Not to worry though, as award winning double act Cook and Davies invite you aboard the Space-Ark for a tribute to Earth’s best bits. Expect frenetic sketches, absurd Sci-Fi and the most peculiar use of a spatula in "A sketch show unlike those you’ve seen before" (Broadway Baby.)

Twitter: @cookanddavies

Web: www.facebook.com/cookanddavies

 

MIMES (Most Imbecilic Mime Ensemble Show)

Time: 12:30pm | Dates: Wed 16th – Sun 20th August| Tickets: £7.50

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1774

 

Three unconventional mimes show their ridiculous life, from playing out the miracle of birth to a Hamlet style death. As hard as they try, getting along yields no results. One is finished with the life of mime and even changing a light bulb proves too difficult. In the middle: tennis, Pina Bausch, Star Wars, Mexican standoff and... Simon & Garfunkel

Twitter: @TheThreeDots1

Web: www.thethreedotscompany.com

 

SPLINTER

Time: 2:30pm | Dates: Wed 16th – Sun 20th August | Tickets: £6

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1772

 

The 'Voice' speaks: "Time is running out. Learn who you are. Know what you want. Decisions must be made before it's too late, even if being true to you means lying to others."

It could be a puzzle, it feels like torture, it might be punishment. They don't know, they just want to be free and are willing to risk it all to escape!

Suitable for 10+

 

GARY G KNIGHTLEY: TWAT OUT OF HELL

Time: 8:30pm | Dates: Thu 17th – Sun 20th August | Tickets: £7 / £5

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1755

 

Comedian Gary G Knightley (as seen on Channel 4, BBC3 and the West End) brings you his debut solo show.

 

After hiding behind cult EdFringe show Animal Jokes for years, it is time to get real. Uncomfortably real. Knightley explores what it is to be him: a brash, honest curmudgeon who hates everything but just wants to be adored. What a twat.

Twitter: @garygknightley

 

WE FLY BY NIGHT

Time: 4:30pm | Dates: Fri 18th – Sun 20th  August| Tickets: £10 / £8.50

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1770

 

Lacey Macbeth, groomed, glossy and ambitious - like 90s Victoria Beckham - has drive enough for herself and her guy Mac - a career criminal from Glamis estate steadily climbing family ranks. When Lacey’s tarot predicts Mac’s accelerated ascension, it’s time to be ambitious, up the status of her guy and settle old scores with gangland boss Duncan.

Twitter: @weflybynightmac

Web: www.moshbreakboogie.com

 

FILTH

Time: 6:30pm | Dates: Fri 18th – Sun 20th August | Tickets: £9

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1756

 

From the writer of Trainspotting comes Irvine Welsh's irreverent, one-man stage play Filth, adapted by Harry Gibson. New theatre company Skin&Bone are producing this anarchic, tour-de-force production with actor Jake Francis playing over thirty characters in a story of sleaze, power and the abuse of just about everything.

Twitter: @skinbonetheatre

 

WEEK FOUR

18-22, ATTRACTIVE, INSECURE

Time: 12:30pm | Dates: Mon 21st – Fri 25th August | Tickets: £8 / £6

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1769

 

#ActorsLife.

Does getting cast mean casting others out? Can a strong friendship between actors remain in a competitive industry?

Carys is Welsh. Maire is Irish. Living away from home

and sharing a flat in London to pursue their dreams in acting should be fun, right? Can their friendship remain strong in a place so far from their Celtic roots? Should their friendship or career prospects come first?

This play is about friends, career choices and our basic need to survive in a world that is constantly changing, adapting and challenging our prior beliefs and conceptions.

Twitter: @1822PLAY

 

A MACHINE FOR FOOLS

Time: 6.30pm | Dates: Mon 21st – Tue 22nd August | Tickets: £10 / £8

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1766

 

Darkly comic improvised theatre of the absurd. A show about shaming and being crushed by social labels.

 

We're building a machine for these fools on stage. Taking their boring, humdrum lives and adding games for your delight. Make them speak in rhyme. Direct their limbs. Whatever you want. Until it all falls apart.

 

It will be hilarious or else.

Twitter: @MachineForFools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARBER & BENSON – THE ONE THING WE AGREE ON IS ELVIS

Time: 8:30pm | Dates: Mon 21st – Tue 22nd August | Tickets: £8.50 / £7

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1761

 

The sketch comedy duo, Barber & Benson, are back with a marvellous array of characters; old and new. They come together in this seamless show with weird and wonderful, larger than life creatures from this ludicrous planet, film parodies, TV dramas and political buffoons... "We've come on stage by mistake"

Twitter & Facebook @BarberAndBenson

Twitter: @BarberAndBenson

 

MOTHERLOGUES

Time: 6:30pm | Dates: Wed 23rd – Sun 27th August | Tickets: £12.50 / £10

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1448

 

A raw & honest portrayal about motherhood. Whether it's being a mum, not wanting to become a mum or dealing with a mum, this strong female collective collaborate to present a series of monologues sourced and written by the women who perform them. This show is a wonderful array of funny, heart-warming, sad, but above all, honest stories for all!

Twitter: @ForkedTheatre

Web: www.forkedtheatre.co.uk/

 

QUICHE

Time: 8:30pm | Dates: Wed 23rd – Sun 27th August | Tickets: £15 / £10

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1760

 

It's Friday evening and a young couple - John and Jenny - are making preparations for a dinner party. John intends to make an exciting proposal to guests Jake and Jo, a proposition Jenny has reluctantly gone along with. But as wine spills, personalities clash and passive aggression takes hold, the night turns out to be one of disastrous conclusions

Twitter: @Lotus_Theatre Web: www.facebook.com/lotusproductions/

 

 

AVE MOIRA

Time: 4:30pm | Dates: Thu 24th – Fri 25th August | Tickets: £5

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1777

 

Ave Moira introduces you to the many musings of Moira - Mary Mother of Christ as a single mother from Dublin. Blunt, dry, and downright sick of everything, Moira's here to give her brutally honest thoughts on the human condition. With her personal passages eradicated from the bible, she wants to get a few things clear about organised Christianity.

Twitter: @unnatural_ginge

 

GREENERY

Time: 2:30pm | Dates: Fri 25th – Sun 27th August | Tickets: £8 / £6

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1773

 

Written & performed by Carmina Bernhardt, Greenery is a one-woman comic play about getting the bus to work.

Through the perspectives of four characters, we question the limits of our empathy, make use of the Hopper fare, and discover whether one can make it through a day in London while wearing two different shoes.

Directed by Annemieke van Elst.

Twitter: @carminaberns / Web: www.stolencactus.com

 

BLURRED JUSTICE

Time: 12:30pm | Dates: Sat 26th – Sun 27th August | Tickets: £10 / £8

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1771

 

Blurred Justice, winner of Amnesty International's Marsh award, is a thrilling play where the fate of one man lies in the hands of the audience. Sharif is a Yemeni Houthi soldier and is being tried in an extraordinary court. As he is being questioned, the play explores the meaning of the word terrorist and the complications of the Yemeni civil war.

Twitter: @PerformingC

Web: www.performingchange.co.uk

 

 

BICENTENNIAL FAN

Time: 4:30pm | Dates: Sat 26th – Sun 27th August | Tickets: £5

Ticket link: https://cam.tickets.red61.com/performances.php?eventId=3113:1767

 

Sam Went got dumped and did the entirely normal thing of transferring his feelings onto the 17th worst film of all time - Bicentennial Man. In his debut solo stand-up performance, up-and-coming comedian Sam Went explains how the romantic odyssey of a creepy yet endearing robot butler healed his broken heart. Directed by Amy Larham

Twitter: @samjwent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Etcetera Theatre

above the Oxford Arms

265 Camden High Street

London NW1 7BU

 

Box Office:  Click here or on title for direct link

Profile of Etcetera Theatre here A (one-man) christmas carol