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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

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK BOX FESTIVAL 10th - 20th January 2018

 

For the 4th consecutive year, ETCETERA Theatre curate

BLACK BOX FESTIVAL.  With Comedy, Puppetry, Music, Work In Progress, Horror and more lined up, the shows have been chosen to work as pairs on the same night to offer quality related Double Bills.

 

Check out the shows below and book here

 

-FRI 19TH JAN-

TRIPTYCH THEATRE NIGHT

7PM: MONSTER IN THE HOUSE

9PM: PAUL RICHARDS

£10/show   or £15/both

MONSTER IN THE HOUSE

Pop-Up Theatre is back at the Etcetera for the New Year with Monster in House. A Christie style murder mystery whodunit play brought to you without a script, solely improvised, by a group of talented actors. Join the actors as they build a story with this brilliant piece of unscripted drama and solve the mystery.

PAUL RICHARDS

Join comedy writer/performer Paul Richards for three beautifully comedic plays in 1 hour. Watch and giggle as the 36 year old ("constantly makes you smile" - Get Reading) struggles with the basics of life...such as hiring help to move house whilst retaining his own sense of masculinity, being trapped in a pub toilet and finally preparing for a date with the girl of his dreams. Gentle, heartwarming theatre, suitable for all ages. "Simple yet imaginative, it’s a charming show that’ll tickle you silly." - Visit Dublin.

 

-SAT 20TH JAN-

WILDCARD PUPPETRY NIGHT

4.30PM: GERARD HUBER & HIS OFFICE + ANY BLACK BOX SHOW YOU LIKE !

GERARD HUBER & HIS OFFICE

Gerald Huber & His Office." Sounds boring, right? It is. Until Gerald‘s grey world is turned upside down by the arrival of some very unusual visitors. Join Pigment Theatre and their wonderfully wacky puppets in a story of mayhem and discovery. Sensitive and moving, at times humerous, it is a charming tale for the whole family to enjoy.

 

-SAT 20TH JAN-

HARDCORE CABARET COMEDY NIGHT

7PM: LAURIE BLACK: LIVE

9PM: TWAT OUT OF HELL

LAURIE BLACK: LIVE

The revolution will not be televised, it will be live. In her debut solo show, Laurie Black (Bad Luck Cabaret, Rogue Romantic, Sweatshop) is armed with an arsenal of songs, original & otherwise, and a synth to take a stand against all this bullshit. Bring your hand-grenade hearts and get ready for the ultimate ultraviolet riot.

TWAT OUT OF HELL

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. With Meatloaf songs.

 

SPRING SEASON AT ETCETERA TICKETS HERE

 

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: CARL DONNELLY + KIERAN BOYD

THU 01 FEB @ 9PM

From the management agency that brought you acts such as Frank Skinner, Russell Howard and Al Murray, Avalon Promotions presents a run of Edinburgh Previews from some of the hottest talent heading to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Each night will feature two acts trying out some brand new ideas before taking their shows up to the festival in August.

 

EDINBURGH PREVIEWS: NAZ OSMANOGLU + MATT WINNING  

FRI 02 FEB @ 9PM

From the management agency that brought you acts such as Frank Skinner, Russell Howard and Al Murray, Avalon Promotions presents a run of Edinburgh Previews from some of the hottest talent heading to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Each night will feature two acts trying out some brand new ideas before taking their shows up to the festival in August.

 

OF INNOCENCE AND EXPERIENCE  

SUN 04 FEB @ 8PM + MON 05 FEB @ 9PM

Williams Blake's book of poems Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience drives the narrative of this collaborative performance for a singer, an oboist and an actor while Vaughan Williams’ settings of the Songs for voice and oboe provide a musical thread to this piece that further explores meaning and intention.

 

LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL TICKETS HERE

 

LOVECRAFT: THE THING ON THE DOORSTEP - ASENATH'S TALE  

THU 08 FEB @ 7PM + FRI 09 FEB @ 7PM  

Viola has a problem. Her best friend Asenath doesn’t seem to be quite right. In fact, she may be just a little bit dead ... Looking beyond Edward Denby’s story as told in "The Thing on the Doorstep," "Asenath’s Tale" is an original adaptation by T.L. Wiswell that expands the mythos by telling Lovecraft’s tale of necromancy from the view of a female master of the darkest of arts.

 

LOVECRAFT: PICKMANS MODEL

THU 08 FEB + FRI 09 FEB @9PM

Lovecraft’s classic short story is brought to the stage by The Other Realm Theatre Company in an original adaptation by Adrian Jameson. This faithful retelling of the original 1926 text features stunning (and horrifying) artwork by Robin Stevenson alongside vintage props, creating a true sense of the bygone age that Lovecraft inhabited. Pickman’s Model received rave reviews during its premiere appearance at the 2017 Brighton Fringe Festival and is not to be missed!

 

LOVECRAFT:MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS  

SAT 10 FEB @7PM

Six years ago, Miskatonic University sent a team of researchers to explore the geology of the

Antarctic. The catastrophic outcome was deliberately shrouded by expedition leader Professor

Willa Dyer and her graduate assistant Frances Danforth. Now, with a new expedition proposed,

Dr Dyer wants to set the record straight - beyond what was in the newsreels sent to the Arkham Advertiser - about what really happened in that "cryptic world of frozen death" - the "Mountains of Madness."

 

LOVECRAFT: THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH

SAT 10 FEB @9PM

On a frankly tedious architectural tour of the coastline, Robert Olmstead happens across the ancient seaport of Innsmouth...

What he discovers there will threaten his life, test his will and shatter his sanity.

Featuring original music, puppetry and physical theatre, this darkly comic fast paced two hander brings a HP Lovecraft classic to the stage as you’ve never seen it before, and explores the complex and sometimes deadly relationship between man and fish.

 

LOVECRAFT:THE DEAD, LIVE  

SUN 11TH FEB @3.30PM

Scytheplays Ltd, acclaimed for Manchester productions such as The Ballad of Halo Jones and Simon Clark’s Hotel Midnight, comes to the London Lovecraft Festival for a special one-off performance of The Dead, Live.

Lawrence Dodds (Howard Whittock) is a popular psychic entertainer who thinks he knows all there is to know about the world of Spirit… and, most importantly, knows that he’s a fake. When his team is joined by enthusiastic young actress Rachael Connor (Carly Tarett) for the latest date in his tour, it looks like it’s going to be just another night of cold-reading the gullible punters. But what Lawrence doesn’t realise is that the world of Spirit has a shock in store for him.

 

 

FIND YOUR WAY HOME by John Hopkins      

TOP PICK - Read our interview with the director here

13th February - 4th March 7pm (Sunday 6pm)

No show on Mondays

Ticket Price: General Admission  £14 + booking fees

 

"The most outspoken and honest play about homosexuality that

has ever appeared on Broadway". N.Y.Daily News

 

The play opens in the slightly sleazy London apartment of Julian know to his friends as Julie. Julie is joined by his middle aged lover, Alan, who has decided to leave his wife and children to live with Julie.

As the second act opens they are suddenly confronted by Alan’s shocked and outraged wife, and the second act becomes almost a self contained play as Alan and his wife lacerate each other in a brilliant and ruthless dissection of modern marriage and parenthood.

 

"JACK"

MON 26TH FEB @ 4PM + 7PM

Jack, born 1899, stands in the corridor of a large psychiatric hospital in 1972, waiting to be picked up for regular weekend release. He vividly rehearses the never ending round of memories that took him from the safety of his home and neighbourhood to serving as an under-age soldier throughout the main Western Front campaigns.

 

IMRAN YUSUF - WORK IN PROGRESS    

MON 26TH FEB @9PM  

It’s the end of the world! Or is it actually getting better and is the best it’s ever been? Considering that our ancestors met each other with fear and judgement, little did British colonialism know that one day it would be dependent and enriched by the efforts, vision and citizenship of the children of the commonwealth whom it once subjugated. Generations later, one of the descendants of the dispossessed would take stage at the heart of the empire and unify the progeny of all with laughter.

 

 

 

 

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