Archive for July, 2011


Writers wanted – Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Monday, 11 July, 2011

Fringe Report is looking for 3 writers to complete our team of 6 reviewing Edinburgh Fringe 2011.

We ask each writer to review a list of 10 shows selected by us, each review a minimum of 500 words with full cast and crew credits.

You don’t need to be an experienced writer, simply to write grammatically, accurately, honestly, and to be reliable.  We’d prefer writers who will be in Edinburgh for the whole of August – eg acting in a show – but a shorter period may work.  This is how we review shows:

If it’s for you and you can meet in London to discuss, please email editor John Park at  We’ll look forward to hearing from you.


London cabaret reviewer wanted – August 2011

Monday, 11 July, 2011

Fringe Report is looking for a writer to review 10 cabaret shows in London August 2011.

We ask that each review is a minimum of 500 words with full cast and crew credits.

You don’t need to be an experienced writer, simply to write grammatically, accurately, honestly, and to be reliable.  Cabaret can have a strong sexual and language content, so we would like a writer who is comfortable with that.  Also one who is OK about going alone late at night into isolated parts of South London which have a history of frequent (and recently fatal) violence.  This is how we review shows:

If it’s for you, please email editor John Park at  We’ll look forward to hearing from you.


Scratch and other stuff at Battersea Arts Centre

Friday, 8 July, 2011

Here are some of July’s highlights from the Battersea Arts Centre.

Multimos: Scratch – Bunty

Is it a gig? Is it a theatre? No. It is Multimos, a collection of songs caught in a web of theatrics which follow Bunty through streets, dreams, TV screens and lullaby machines to create a multimedia theatrical journey. 14, 29, 30 July.

The Suitcase Royale in Zombatland – Suitcase Royale

The hilariously inventive Royale boys take up residency at BAC to add the finishing touches to their brand new show – another masterfully-mad tale from the dusty-plains of the Australian outback. Welcome to the idyllic paradise of The Blue Lagoon Caravan Park, where the once loved Wombats have been mysteriously turning into blood-thirsty demons, ravaging the park. 21-23 July. 28-30 July

Unhappy Birthday Party: Scratch – Amy Lamé

Welcome to Amy’s Unhappy Birthday party. Her guest of honour is the former Smiths frontman and cult global superstar Morrissey- pop icon for the excluded and oppressed; the bookish and bespectacled; fatsos, homos and weirdos of the world.  A place is set for Morrissey. He’s running late. Will he bother to turn up at all? 22 July

14 Tables: Scratch – 30 Bird

Sex, religion and lost loves: everything you shouldn’t hear about at the dinner table. 14 Tables chews over the relationship between love, sexual encounters and the Nativity, with Jesus, a giraffe and even Godzilla making an appearance. 16 July

Hannah Ringham’s Free Show (Bring Money) by Glen Heath

Meet a woman whose life has gone wrong. Widowed and with child, widowed again, divorced, desperate.  How much does it cost to go to the theatre these days? At the heart of this show lies the question of it’s worth. 28-29 July

The Lost Menagerie – Chris Redmond

When we lose someone we love, we feel torn. Part of us wants to go with them, but death is just part of life and life is for living…right?  The Lost Menagerie is a story-poem of a man, running from the city and himself, after the sudden death of his best friend. 29-30 July

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Brian Haw, peace activist, died 18 June 2011

Thursday, 7 July, 2011

No need for FR to say anything. It’s all here:-


Time Warner Ignite – a two-year programme for young emerging artists

Monday, 4 July, 2011

Showcase opportunity for 18-25 years actors, writers, directors and producers

Kevin Spacey is currently performing Richard III

Old Vic New Voices and Time Warner have joined forces to launch a bespoke programme aimed at propelling the careers of emerging actors, writers, directors and producers to the next level and taking their talent from stage to screen.

Time Warner Ignite is a 2-year programme offering workshops, commissions and theatrical and film production opportunities to members of The Old Vic’s 18-25 year old emerging artists programme – the New Voices Club.

Around each of The Old Vic’s four annual main-house shows, four Club writers will be commissioned to write a short play response. These plays will be cast with Club actors, directed by Club directors and produced as one-off special industry showings by Club producers in the 160-seater partner venue for the project, Waterloo East Theatre.

At each of the eight presentations, audiences will vote for one of the four plays to be adapted into films. Club artists will work with emerging film-makers and industry mentors to create a professional short, which will be uploaded to our partner website,

For the final Hollywood twist, four of these films will be selected via an online poll on to win a place at a VIP industry screening at Time Warner’s New York offices in 2012, hosted by The Old Vic’s artistic director, Kevin Spacey.

For more information, please contact James Quaife, Project Manager, on or 020 7902 7588.



Summer of Comedy at the Tabard Theatre

Friday, 1 July, 2011

Just around the corner from Turnham Green tube

Richard Herring is one of those performing at the Tabard in west London

The Tabard Theatre’s summer of comedy season features new acts on the circuit as well as some household names.

From comedy agency Avalon (the guys behind Russell Howard and Al Murray) these acts could be the next generation of comic superstars! You might think about seeing them before you need binoculars at the O2.

The line up is:

3rd July – Jigsaw and Iain Stirling

4th July – Jimmy McGhie and Naz Osmanolgu

10th July – Ahir Shah and Steve Hall

11th July – Andy Zaltzman and Peacock & Gamble

17th July – Peacock & Gamble and James Acaster

18th July – Richard Herring and Ahir Shah

19th July – Naz Osmanoglu and Catie Wilkins

20th July – Rob Deering and Tom Deacon

21st July – Jen Brister and Domesti Goddi

22nd July – Gareth Richards and The Baby Diary

23rd July – Roisin Conaty and Joe Wilkinson

24th July Steve Hall and James Acaster

25th July Matt Forde and Domestic Goddi

More info at


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