Camden Fringe: Regretxit, Etcetera Theatre - ★★★★☆ - Until August 11, 2019


Fringe is all about new talent and cutting edge productions, often done on a shoe string. Fringe is an incubator for the fare we will see in mainline theatres in the future. Inexpensive and edgy it is frequently the best value for your theatre-going budget. This year we tried to catch a few of the productions, and they all had something special to offer. A stand-out for us was Matthew Cleverly's one-man show Regretxit. The piece is well-written and professionally performed. Cleverly has paralleled the breakup of a relationship to Britain's decision to exit from Europe and has created what he calls "a comedic, chaotic, bisexual whirlwind." The comedy was certainly there as were some wise and provocative insights into personal and political commitments. There was also sometimes a sense of chaos, the pace of the monologue and the rapid changes of subject did leave us with a bit of the sense of being caught in a whirlwind. Still, it was a fun ride with an extremely accomplished writer/performer whom we will, and whom we want, to hear more from.

Reviewed by J.C.

 Our Score:  ☆☆☆☆★ 

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WHEN, WHERE, GETTING THERE:
Until August 11, 2019
Fri - Sun: 2:30 pm
Etcetera Theatre
Nearest tube: Camden Town
https://camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2496

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