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…what? Heads Bodies Legs at Camden People’s Theatre (*)

A “Dadaist thriller” and “absurd comic thriller set in a sinister private hospital” was never going to be easy watching, but with so little sense around this piece and production, the result is a mish-mash of ideas and concepts that struggles to be more than just interesting. At the Camden People’s Theatre. I have a … Continue reading / Review / Writing: Journalism

Sense of humour: The Way You Tell Them at Camden People’s Theatre (***)

Rachel Mars’ solo show The Way You Tell Them analyses humour and joke-telling through her family history, but this is a piece of two worlds which straddles the stand-up/theatre border awkwardly. Decent moments, but not a revelation. At Camden People’s Theatre. The Way You Tell Them plays as the headline act of the Beyond the Joke Festival … Continue reading / Review / Writing: Journalism

Brave new world: DEFRAG_ at the Camden People’s Theatre (****)

In this solo show by Tom Lyall (of Shunt fame), he proposes to defragment his mind – arrange his thoughts more smoothly and cleanly as a computer would. But Lyall’s story of post-traumatic memory rebuilding becomes even more strange as he wakes up in a strange room where a computer tries to rebuild him… what is going … Continue reading / Review / Writing: Journalism

Cthulhu lives!: Drowning Rock at the Camden People’s Theatre (***)

Matthew Wood’s Drowning Rock isn’t so much inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth as it is beholden to it, which, unfortunately, drags a very promising production down to Dagon’s depths. Lovecraft fans may be nonplussed, but newcomers to the genre will get their share of chills. At the Camden People’s Theatre. As H.P. Lovecraft may not be … Continue reading