My picks from London's fringe offerings in the coming weeks.
Clowning about - London's Clown Festival celebrates physical comedy and clown influenced contemporary performance exploring what clown is to the modern performer and their audiences. Challenging assumptions about the word “clown” and bringing highly entertaining work from across the world to the Capital. Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End 11-21 May - times vary depending on event.
One man show - Performed entirely nude, Scott-Rowley has created a show for thrill-seekers, putting himself in an eye-opening state of vulnerability. From a mendacious Spiritualist Lecturer to a despondent American Porn Star on the brink of her retirement, over 10 characters he takes the audience on a journey from emotional despair to helpless laughter. This Is Not Culturally Significant, Bunker Theatre, 15 May- 3 Jun, 8pm, 55 minutes. Age 16+ advised.
Absurd comedy drama - With not a zombie in sight, we are taken into a sanctuary of normality while the outside world rots…Living a Little was winner of the 2017 VAULT Festival Origins Award for Outstanding New Work and now transfers to the King's Head Theatre, Islington, May 6 - 14, 5pm/5.45pm/21.45pm, 65 minutes.
Modern revenge - Written by Charlotte Josephine, BLUSH tells five candid stories about revenge porn and its many victims. Exploring why society has a desire to shame and how we allow this to happen, the play shines a light on the secrets we attempt to keep in the dark. Soho Theatre Upstairs, May 16 - Jun 3, 3.30pm/7pm, 70 minutes.