It is festival season and that means that in the next month there is so many great comedy festivals to look forward to! This month we are looking at some of the great shows that you can see at the Camden Fringe. So take note because we are going to give you all the information you need for just a handful of some of the great shows happening this year!
Best Friends: A Cabaret
Location: Aces and Eights
Dates: Aug 10-11
Ticket Link: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2583
Hello! Tell us about yourselves ?
We are Livvy and Alice. We met at uni in London, and were united by our love of musical theatre, our habit of singing out loud on the street, and our distinctive witchy cackles. After graduating last year we’ve been fumblingly trying to get to grips with living as real proper adults in London, got confused and wrote a musical cabaret instead.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
Our show is a two-hander and although we’re playing exaggerated versions of ourselves, the heart of the show is really our friendship. This is our first co-written show and we wanted to celebrate the strength of our relationship and the power of female friendships in general.
Tells us a little bit about your show?
Our show is about our quest for fame. We cover topics such as love, friendship, the horrific acts of our drunk alter egos, but mostly it’s just an elaborate ploy for attention.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
We’re looking forward to seeing Not The Girl Next Door which is on just before us – another show exploring female identity which looks to be really touching and humorous.
have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
This is our first time performing at the Camden Fringe which is very exciting!
What have been some of the most unique and different shows you have seen this year and why?
We saw ‘Tricky Second Album’ the new show from In Bed With My Brother earlier this year at the Vaults. It was the most insane mix of clowning, publicity stunt, dance, lip sync… It was such an intense performance, very startling and uncomfortable and definitely left an impression on us.
what advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Make connections with other performers and talk to other shows at your venue! Fringe festivals can feel like a great close-knit community, and connecting with others can help you feel supported in your own work.
What is the best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?
The chance to perform at amazing venues in the heart of London, where all our friends and family can come and see us! It feels really accessible and inclusive.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
1. The food! It’s brilliant for vegan food, especially Temple of Seitan (Livvy used to live dangerously close and developed a terrifying mac and cheese addiction).
2. The parks – Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park feel like a little escape from the inner city. We also love walking along by the canal.
3. The people – there are some real characters in Camden. The man from King of Falafel has proposed to both of us so we’re pretty close with him.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
In this show there’s a line about our ‘writing meetings’: ‘Writing meetings? Oh you mean you lying on the floor trying to play Mozart with your feet?’
It tickles us because that’s 100% based on real life. We have quite a unique creative process… Otherwise it’s any line where Livvy takes the piss out of Alice’s art history degree.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Michelle Obama gets a shout out in one of our songs and we reckon she’d be a really supportive audience member. She’d also bring a bit of class, which is sorely, sorely needed.
The iconic image of the Camden Fringe is the Pigeon – if you could call this years pigeon a name to represent its style what would it be and why?
Duchess. She looks like a classy lady, but she looks like she would have a wicked sense of humour.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
You can find us on Instagram @bestfriendscabaret, on Twitter @bestfriendscab1 and on Facebook at Best Friends Cabaret.
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Female empowerment. Boobs.