The Camden Fringe

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The Camden Fringe was set-up by Zena Barrie and Michelle Flower for It’s Alright For Some Ltd, who produced comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 2002 - 2006 and started running the Etcetera Theatre in Camden since the beginning of 2004.

The first Camden Fringe took place in August 2006 at the Etcetera Theatre and included 57 performances by 22 acts over a 4 week period. It has grown steadily since then. In 2007 Liberties (now known as the Camden Head) was added as a cabaret style venue and in 2008 the Camden People’s Theatre joined in with the fun. There were 301 performances across the 3 venues in 2008.

The Camden Fringe Ltd was incorporated as a limited company in January 2009. In 2009 The Roundhouse studio was added as a 4th venue and 399 performances of 120 different shows happened. 10,600 tickets were sold.

The 2010 Camden Fringe was made of 652 performances in 8 venues (The New Diorama, Lion & Unicorn, Sheephaven Bay and Upstairs at the Gatehouse all joined the ranks) and ticket sales were up 30% on the previous year.

The Camden Fringe aims to give anyone the chance to perform and showcase their talents, from very experienced performers and companies to ambitious newcomers.

"An edgy mix of comedy, theatre, dance and a bunch of other cool stuff, dotted around some of Camden's best known venues. From humble beginnings, the Camden Fringe is now a rip-roaring event that gets bigger every year."
TNT Magazine

"The Camden Fringe gets set to kick cultural arse this summer with 8 venues, 208 shows and in excess of 700 performances throughout August"

"Best way to think of the Camden Fringe is one of those lovely niche festivals like Secret Garden Party or Green Man, to the Glastonbury of Edinburgh. Ie, there's some good shit, and it's a darn sight less hassle (and money) than its big bro."
London is Funny

"An increasingly important platform for experimental new work: in true fringe spirit you can bank on encountering imagination that's run riot and the odd undiscovered gem"

"Edinburgh's mighty Fringe may be of international repute, but its rival in the south is gaining in confidence with every year. This rapidly growing festival serves as something of an incubator for its rival, attracting and fostering a host of new talent each year. Want to find the Ricky Gervais, Stewart Lee or Jimmy Carr of tomorrow? Look no further."

"A David has emerged to challenge the Edinburgh Goliath: the Camden Fringe"
The Guardian

taken from the 'Camden Fringe' website

Connected mandy members:

Julia Pagett
2017, Sophie, Sophie
The Lion and Unicorn
2017, Monkey Wedding: Ape Expectations, Multiple Characters / Writer / Producer
The Water Rats
2017, Dark Room, C.
Etcetera Theatre
2017, Chaos Theory, Multiple Characters / Writer
The Water Rats
Judy Buxton
2017, Blast From The Past, Julie Tate, Mrs Grimshaw, Mystical Maureen, Lezza Scanton
Upstairs at The Gatehouse
Noemi Piccorossi
Camden Fringe Festival
2016, WITNESS, Mariam
Etcetera Theatre/Lower Ground Theatre
Veronica Caddick
Voice Over: English
2016, WITNESS, Mariam
Jack Malin
2016, WAGS the musical - Song Showcase, Peter
The Hen and Chicken Theatre
2016, Silent Wings, Pavel
The Lion and Unicorn
Kelly Plank
Assistant Stage Manager
2016, Sharp Edges, DSM
Jack Elliot Barton
Sound Designer
2016, Sharp Edges, Sound Designer
Camden People's Theatre
2016, Romeo & Juliet, Juliet
Steiner Theatre
2016, Monkey Wedding: Dark Side Of The Monkey, Multiple Characters/Writer/Producer
Lion & Unicorn Theatre
Dave Bibby
2016, Jim and Dave Have Lost The Dressing Room, Writer / Performer
Hen and Chickens
Marie Myrie
2016, Garden of Eden, Eve
hen & chickens
2016, Garden Of Eden, Adam
Hen & Chickens
Andy Hill
Technical Manager / Director
2016, Constance, Kentucky, Theatre Technician, LX & Sound Op
Canal Cafe Theatre
Joe Staton
2016, Acting Exercise, Geoffrey Willet
The Etcetera Theatre
Scott Le Crass
2015, Sid, Director
Rabbit Hole

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Alternative Company Names

Camden Fringe, Camden Fringe Festival, The Camden Fringe Festival