Camden Fringe: CAMP, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre - ★★★ - Until August 24, 2019


Fringe theatre opens the doors for young performers and allows audiences to see new work. The result is often uneven but usually interesting and good fun. This is a piece that stresses the importance of young LGBTQ+ people recognising the history of the struggle for their rights and equality. It employs the metaphor of a gay camp where one can earn one's Gay Card by demonstrating a knowledge and appreciation of what it is to be LGBTQ+. The idea has potential and the characters to whom we are introduced are engaging, if a little two-dimensional. There is a polemic quality to the performance that really undermines 'the play'. Similarly breaking the fourth wall can be a useful theatrical device, but sometimes it can just seem awkward. There is lots to work with here: some credible performances and a fun idea. Congratulations to our fellow class mates: Camille Wilhelm as Becky, Nicholas Marrast-Lewis as Felix and Mary Fizz Waller as Mary. They worked hard and we knew they'd succeed. CAMP is an enjoyable work in progress.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our score:  ☆☆☆ 

Want to save on tickets? See our Tips page.

WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
August 21, 22, & 24 at 7 pm
The Lion and Unicorn Theatre
Nearest tube: Kentish Town

Most Popular

RAGS The Musical, Park Theatre - ★★★★★ - Until February 8, 2020

Scrounger, Finborough Theatre - ★★★★ - Until February 1, 2020

Off The Top with Jason Kravits and Special Guests, Brasserie Zédel - ★★★★ - Until January 19, 2020

Tom Brown's School Days, The Union Theatre - ★★★ - Until February 2, 2020

Four Play, Above The Stag Theatre - ★★★★ - Until February 22, 2020

The Little Prince, The Place - ★★★★★ - Until December 24, 2019

Crybabies: Danger Brigade, Soho Theatre - ★★★★ - Until January 11, 2020

You Stupid Darkness! - Southwark Playhouse - ★★★★ - Until February 22, 2020

Falling In Love Again, King's Head Theatre - ★★★ - Until February 8, 2020

Shackleton and his Stowaway, Park Theatre - ★★★ - Until February 1, 2020

The City Life Magazine. Reviews and Ratings.