Etcetera Theatre


Etcetera Theatre

Infobox Theatre
name = Etcetera Theatre


caption = Fill image
address = 265 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7BU
city = Camden, London
country =
designation =
latitude = 51.54
longitude = -0.143889
architect =
owner = Zena Barrie and Michelle Flower
capacity = 42 seats
type = Pub theatre
opened = 1986
yearsactive =
rebuilt =
closed =
othernames = Oxford Arms
production =
currentuse =
website = www.etceteratheatre.com

The Etcetera Theatre is a fringe venue for theatre and comedy. It was founded in 1986 and is situated above The Oxford Arms pub in Camden Town, in the London Borough of Camden.

The Theatre won the "1996 Guinness Ingenuity Award for Pub Theatre" and was nominated for the "1996 Peter Brook Empty Space Award".

Shows which have been performed at this venue include:

* The premiere of The Six Wives of Timothy Leary by Phillip De Gouveia
* John Lenahan: Up Close
* Fringe Report Award winner The Bubonic Play
* The first performances of Tim Fountain: Sex Addict , which transferred to the Royal Court
* Edinburgh Fringe First winner What I Heard About Iraq
* The premiere of Bill Hicks: Slight Return which has gone to the went end and a world tour
* The stage version of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel Everything is Illuminated, adapted by Simon Block, which transferred to Hampstead Theatre
* Fringe Report Award winner Sandman
* Ben Moor’s Coelocanth and Dan Tetsell’s Sins of The Grandfathers, both of which were made into Radio 4 plays.
* Lizzie Roper’s Peccadillo Circus, which transferred to Trafalagar Studios.
* Warm-up gigs for comedy acts such as Simon Amstell, Russell Brand, Al Murray, Milton Jones, Mark Thomas, Robin Ince, We Are Klang, Ed Hamell, Russell Howard and Richard Herring
* The premieres of The Westwoods and Between the Lines by Alan Ayckbourn and Paul Todd
* Blue Jam by Chris Morris which transferred to Riverside Studio
* Nightmare Abbey by Eleanor Zeal, winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First and Scottish Daily Express Newcomer of the Year
* The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco
* The Wild Party by Joseph Moncure March
*Porcelain by Chay Yew (This won Best New Play and Best Playwright in the 1993 Fringe Awards, then transferred to the Royal Court Theatre)
* My Life in Art by Andrew Cowie
* Gospel, produced by The Yellowchair Performance Experience
* Bondage by David Hines - toured UK and Europe and became the Ken Russell film Whore
* Kafka's Dick by Alan Bennett.
* Jerry Sadowitz's Card Tricks and Close-up Magic
* Her Alabaster Skin by Nick Green (this later became part of BAC's 'I Wish I'd Seen That' season)
* A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (this later became part of BAC's 'I Wish I'd Seen That' season)
* Dutchman by Leroi Jones
* Room 110 made it's world premiere as part of The Camden Fringe, created by Frazer Brown

The Etcetera Theatre is a hire-only venue and is used for rehearsals, castings and readings during the day as well as evening performances.

The Etcetera is a key venue in August's Camden Fringe.

External links

* [http://www.etceteratheatre.com/ Etcetera Theatre Website]


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