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Camden Fringe highlights

24 August, 2017 — By Julie Tomlin

Make Advena Great Again! is at the Camden People’s Theatre

IT’S almost a wrap for Camden’s Fringe Festival, but there’s still time to catch some of the longer-running performances before Sunday.

Make Advena Great Again! is billed as “a fast-paced larger-than-life” story about the quest to realise President Trump’s expressed desire that his lasting legacy should be an alien discovery. See it at the Camden People’s Theatre until August 27.

Annette Gregory Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald, a celebration of her contribution to jazz music, takes place at Cecil Sharp House on August 27.

Penetrating Europe, Or Migrants Have Talent by Molodyi Teatr is a mix of mock talent show and verbatim theatre based on stories of undocumented migration to the UK. See it at the Cockpit Theatre on August 26 and 27. The new family musical. Cockadoodlemoo!, exploring the subject of friendship, is also on at the Cockpit until then.

Catch The Trouble With Scott Capurro at the Etcetera Theatre tomorrow (Friday) and Motherlogues, a series of monologues about motherhood sourced, written and performed by women, which is on until August 27. Also at the Etcetera is the winner of Amnesty International’s Marsh award, Blurred Justice, in which the fate of a Yemeni Houthi soldier lies in the hands of the audience. It runs from August 26 to 27.

There’s a last chance tonight (Thursday) at the Hen & Chickens to see Sisterbound, about sisters Jen and Soph and the family secret that tears them apart.

Hood, a contemporary ballet with original music, based on a modern adaptation of Faust and Little Red Riding Hood, is on at the Lion and Unicorn from August 25 to 27. You can also catch Questions of Terrorism and Repression, by Italian playwrights Dario Fo and Franca Rame, which is on again on August 27.

Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II is being performed by an all-male ensemble from Lazarus Theatre Company as part of the Fringe at The Tristan Bates Theatre from this week, and continues until September 9. Contains scenes of a sexual and violent nature.

There’s still a chance to see Too Much Punch for Judy, a hard-hitting play about drunk-driving, at Upstairs at the Gatehouse before this year’s Fringe comes to an end on August 27.

You can also check out Tap the Table Productions’ comedy take on Macbeth tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow. To finish off, there’s Nigel Osner’s character-based comic cabaret, Angel to Vampire!, on August 26 and Sunday 27.

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