Tag: fringe

Cheating Death, The Cockpit Theatre

Black comedy is an incredibly hard genre to write. Max Nowaz’s Cheating Death attempts to tackle it with a very intriguing premise but the final product stumbles a fair bit along the way. It’s 2009 – a depressing financial time for Britain (as projected through a radio announcement over the auditorium) and after waking up from being […]

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[titleofshow], Above The Stag Theatre

“[titleofshow] …deserves to come back again and again on the London fringe theatre scene” The musical-within-a-musical format is used throughout many different productions. The musical-about-writing-a-musical format, not as frequent, and nowadays can be a bit more of a compelling premise. [titleofshow] introduces us to Hunter and Jeff, a writing duo who try to put together […]

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Re-Visions, Camden People’s Theatre

“Re-Visions is a strong piece of fringe theatre but can be stronger. After a few more revisions, that is.” The play within a play is a well-known concept for a fringe piece, but has it ever before been performed as ‘meta’ as this? Re-Visions tells a story of a director trying to realistically recreate a […]

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Cheating Death comes to The Cockpit Theatre this February!

Max Nowaz’s ’Cheating Death’ is a play packed with dark humour and staged with wit and originality as it follows a man’s attempts to crawl back to normality. The first staged play from established novelist Max Nowaz introduces us to John, who wakes up inside a coffin at his own funeral. Max has enjoyed notable […]

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