It is August which only means one thing – it is Camden Fringe time! Over the next few weeks we are chatting to acts that are performing at the festival and finding all about their show and what they would call this years iconic Camden Fringe Pigeon! Today we speak to Unbound Theatre
Date: 7th August
Location: Museum of Comedy
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/the-unbound-sketchbook/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
Hello! We’re the Unbound Sketchbook. We’ve been together since 2016, putting on shows full of brand-new comedy sketches and taking them on the road across the country.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
‘Mind the Gap’ is one of the sketches in our latest tour. We’ve discovered a secret that TFL really don’t want you to know about what goes on beneath tube station platforms…
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s a fast-based sketch show designed to brighten your day. We cater to all manner of different comic tastes, from wordplay to physical comedy, observational musings, and a bit of music, too.
What will your set be about?
We’ve got a bit of everything. Come and find out what happens when the rules of fishing are applied to land mammals, witness the meeting of the Marquis de Sade and Leopold von Sacher Masoch, and sit in on a Barbershop job interview like no other.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
We’re rushing across town to see AdLibretto at the Cockpit on 7th August after our show. Self-Defence for Time Travelers sounds right up our street, and we’ll be going online to catch Boiling Frog by Jo Emery.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Dive in and give it a go! However much of a leap into the unknown it might be, there’ll be something rewarding in it for you. Never underestimate how important getting out there and chatting to fellow acts can be, and what it can lead to. Oh, and if you’re coming in by train – mind the gap.
What are your favourite things about London?
Variety! Especially in terms of theatre – you can catch a big West End classic and a completely new fringe play in the same day. Everywhere you go, there’s show! And obviously we’re biased, but we’ve a soft spot for the underground, because we got a whole sketch out of it.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
Having a drink by Regent’s Canal on a sunny summer evening is pretty hard to beat. You can’t visit Camden and not have a mooch around the markets, and Regents Park is great for a bit of peace and quiet!
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
“You need me. You need me like Boris Johnson needs a more discreet part planner”
No idea at all why that one’s going down so well at the moment…
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Anyone doing sketches owes a debt to the Pythons, and who doesn’t love Michael Palin?
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?
If you ask us, they’ve got the dapper look of Eric Morecambe about them.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
We’re @unboundtheatre on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
The barbershop song…