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 TEATRO MULTILINGUE about Mrs Green
Date: 24th & 25th August
Price: £15 Concession £13
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/mrs-green/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
We are Teatro Multilingue, a unique experiment in that we create shows in which more than one language is mixed naturally within the same story. AND you don’t need to know or speak all of them to understand! It’s like watching a play in one language but it isn’t in one language and that’s what makes it stronger. The world we live in is multilingual – we feel it’s time the stage reflected that as well.
How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the Camden fringe?
Mrs Green is the name of the show. Mrs Green is one of three main characters in the play, but probably the most important, because of the banners she uses during the show. Not sure how the name came about, maybe the colour green as in hope? Once you see the show you’ll understand why.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s a political piece, half play half documentary, about Brexit and Europe, seen from the angle of three different people whose lives in London are all interconnected. A British woman, an Italian girl and a French guy. We like to think of it as an open dialogue (actors-audience) around this recent event in our history, with some funny moment but also thought-provoking situations. Whatever you may think of it, it’s happened and you just can’t ignore it.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
There’s a lot of theatre about social issues which I’d like to explore and a few comedy acts I’ve been wanting to see for some time. There’s so much artistic diversity in the festival and that’s just wonderful.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
If you think you have a show that fits the festival, do it! It’s nice and friendly, a very welcoming space and a great platform. Start early, though. We booked our space back in February and were lucky enough to find some spots!
What are your favourite things about London?
London has a special place in our hearts.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The little streets off the High Street. The lock and how alive it is a as space. The whole vibe of the neighbourhood.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Somebody who felt they had “participated” in something, possibly meaningful and worthwhile. The audience “comes” to the theatre, the theatre doesn’t go to them physically but has to reach them in some other way.
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?
I don’t like pigeons!!! haha but the Camden Fringe has made me reconsider my bad opinion and dislike of pigeons so the pigeons I’ve come across should thank the festival… And I love the bowtie!
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We’re pretty much everywhere!
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Come – be – surprised!