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Camden Fringe highlights

18 August, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

Nina Bowers in Nina Talks About Her Values

ANOTHER busy week is ahead in Camden’s theatres as the 2017 Fringe continues. Here’s a glance of some of the shows you can catch over the coming days.

In Nina Talks About Her Values at the Camden People’s Theatre, a narcissistic alien undertakes a journey to re-discover Earth’s “wholesome common values”. August 17-19.

At Cecil Sharp House on August 22 and 23, Mrs Oscar Wilde is a one-woman show starring Lexi Wolfe. It tells the story of feminist and writer Constance Lloyd, who despite her considerable fame in late 1800s London, is often referred to as Oscar Wilde’s wife.

In Gone Off, at the Cockpit Theatre from August 17-19, Toby Likes MILK looks at the future for queer spaces in London as gentrification continues apace.

Under the Skin, the story of a female SS officer who follows a Jewish prisoner she falls in love with to a concentration camp, is on at the Etcetera Theatre from August 22-23.

Sisterbound is the story of Jen and Soph as they move through childhood and beyond and what becomes of them when a family secret tears them apart. At the Hen & Chickens Theatre from August 21-24.

In Questions of Terrorism and Repression, radical Italian playwrights Dario Fo and Franca Rame present three monologues that give a lasting voice to three women who have been silenced by society. At the Lion and Unicorn on August 21 and 27.

Ophelia: Madness (in blue) is in the impressive surrounds of Covent Garden’s Swiss Church, with a bluesy jazz soundtrack by Russian composer Sergei Dreznin, from August 17-18.

Sci-fi thriller Sanctuary follows the confinement of female war veteran & PTSD sufferer Kari Allwood, asking us to redefine how far we’ll go to protect ourselves. See it at The Tristan Bates Theatre until August 19.

Based on a true story, Too Much Punch For Judy is a hard-hitting verbatim play that explores the fallout of a drink/drive accident. It’s on at Upstairs at The Gatehouse from August 21-27.

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