North London's Cultural Guide

Theatre

Theatre

Last chance: Osric Omand & The Story of Hope, Etcetera Theatre

Don’t miss this hilariously surreal slice of slapstick by N19-based group 21st Century Cox

LGBT

Coming Clean review – a genuine snapshot of gay life from 1982

Kevin Elyot’s seminal play set in Kentish Town has an authenticity that lingers in the memory

Nancy Sullivan as Leah in Fabric
Theatre

Fabric: the play tackling sexual violence comes to community centres

The hard-hitting smash will be playing at ‘non-traditional’ spaces across the capital

A performer leads the show at Club Swizzle
Comedy

Club Swizzle, Roundhouse, review: ‘100% feelgood’

It’s funny, rude and gasp-inducing at the same time. Just don’t try searching for any deeper meaning

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

Camden Fringe returns with over 200 shows in a month

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

Shakespeare performer concealed by colourful smoke
Art

MUST DO: Queen’s Park bookfest, open-air Shakespeare & Zabludowicz

A weekend literary festival in NW6, outdoor plays in NW1 and filmmaker Ericka Beckman in NW5

Books

Spend an evening with Alan Bennett

The literary legend stars at a fundraising night for local charity C4WS next week

Theatre

MUST DO: Watch A Tragic Carmody

The story of an underrated local artist is now on at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre

Theatre

It’s V-Day! So support a new production of The Vagina Monologues

Why I’m marking the play’s 20th anniversary by joining other local women to on stage at Theatro Technis

Books

MUST DO: Kentish Town’s poetry HQ. Plus pop-up opera in a hospital?

Theatre, opera and poetry performance: three things to consider this weekend

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