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A half-naked girl pointing a gun on stage at Camden Fringe

Camden Fringe returns with over 200 shows in a month

Throughout August performers bring their wonderful and weird productions to venues across the borough


ored of the heatwave? A more cerebral way to spend a hopefully balmy August is to swing by the 13th annual theatre-fest, this year with themes of #MeToo, LGBTQ and mental health at the forefront, reflecting on what the organisers call “a ground-breaking year of social and political change for the UK”.

The festival takes place at over twenty venues – usual suspects include Camden People’s Theatre, The Lion and Unicorn, Etcetera and The Bill Murray – with over 200 shows taking place throughout the month.

This year’s eclectic line-up includes a vogue-infused dance celebration of the sexual and gender diversity within the queer community in Alternative Diary Selection (24-25th Aug). Meanwhile, a Tinder Trilogy explores the tales of intimacy, loneliness and frustration rife in our swipe-right generation (4th-7th Aug).

Performer from Camden Fringe poses with folded arms
Alternative Diary Selection. Photo: TobyLikesMilk

There’s also Coercive, a piece about a fire onboard a Greek cruise-liner as told through the eyes of a man with Alzheimer’s (30th Jul- 1st Aug), S/he/it Happens, a comedy about transgender dysphoria (31st Jul-3rd Aug) and an invitation to peep into the dark, sensual world of burlesque in Cold Loneliness (12th Aug).


Oh and the London Gay Men’s Choir will be bringing, yep you guessed it, Song of Gays (12th Aug). We did say it was an eclectic programme, eh?

Camden Fringe runs 30th July – 26th Aug, head here for tickets and full programme.

Main Image: Cold Loneliness

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