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Edinburgh Preview: Les Dennis in Jigsy

Tuesday, 3 July, 2012

Upstairs at the Gatehouse: 28/29 July only

Remember Ken Dodd? Tommy Cooper? Mick Miller? Jigsy does.

Over the last thirty years he’s worked with them all – and he’ll tell you the stories to prove it. From the laughs down the pub to the horror stories of when it goes wrong on stage, Jigsy was there – permanent pint in hand.

With sweat, smoke and failure clinging to his faded dinner jacket, he now works the dying Liverpool club circuit.This is Jigsy’s story: reliving the glamour and grit of his younger days, he now broods on the success he might have had. But despite it all he keeps on getting back up on stage.The audiences might be dwindling, but Jigsy always has a gag that sends them home laughing.

Tony Staveacre’s blisteringly funny new play stars Les Dennis.

www.jigsylive.co.uk.

Saturday 28th at 8.00pm. Sunday 29th July at 4.00pm. Tickets £14 (concs £10)

 

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7th Camden Fringe starts end July

Thursday, 21 June, 2012

2012 marks the 7th year of the Camden Fringe, which will be taking place from the 30th July to the 26th of August across the borough of Camden. The Olympics has stolen a few venues, but they’ve been replaced and the number and quality of shows has not been affected by the sporting summer ahead. There are currently 126 different productions under starters orders.

The Camden Fringe has been running since 2006 when 57 performances were hosted by the Etcetera Theatre. In 2007 the Camden Head was bought in as a 2nd venue and these original two spaces on Camden High Street still host the bulk of shows. After 5 years of growth and large jump in the number of participating venues in 2010, the Camden Fringe has now reached a consistently high level of performances and spaces.

This year, as well as the familiar Camden People’s Theatre, New Diorama, Etcetera Theatre, Upstairs at the Gatehouse and the Camden Head, there will again be shows at the Black Heart, Camden Eye and Pirate Castle. The new signing for this season is The Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, and The Forge, Lauderdale House and Theatre Collection are all added to the list of venues.

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Camden Fringe: Programme and Venues now online

Friday, 25 May, 2012

Camden Fringe launched its programme on 1 June 2012

Camden Fringe launched its seventh successful year on 1 June.

Full programme is live at http://www.camdenfringe.com from today. Camden Fringe runs for four weeks between 30th July and 26th August, taking in venues like the Etcetera, Camden People’s Theatre, Upstairs at the Gatehouse and covering comedy, drama, music and a whole lot more.