Camden Festival will be taking place throughout August this year and it’s set to have a packed programme filled with glorious new writing.
They don’t come more glorious than Blast From The Past, a new play from the pen of Anna-Lisa Maree. Anna-Lisa is a well-known all round ‘theatre fairy’ and her style of writing reflects her experience in so many areas of the theatre. A short version of this play was shown in the London Short Play Festival last year and I can speak personally for its excellence. It’s also a great platform for actress Judy Buxton (from television series such as General Hospital and On The Up) to prove what a versatile performer she is. Also joining the cast are Smash Hits award winning popstar Kavana, critically acclaimed actress, Felicity Dean and award winning Drag Artiste, Tanya Hyde. Andrew Irvine also stars along with Anna-Lisa, herself (she also directs).
The play is based up north for the most part and follows a northern family (The Tates) in their home in Blackpool. As well as handling dysfunctional family issues, the piece sensitively deals with the real life events of the nail bombing at the Admiral Duncan Pub in London in 1999. With well formed characters, plus an intelligent and beautifully written script, the hour long play will be the jewel in Camden Fringe’s crown this summer.
The production will be showing at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from 16th – 19th August and tickets will be available to book, soon. Follow this link to the theatre website where more details will be posted: http://www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com/ Miss this gritty and honest piece at your peril, this writer is going places!
Feature Photo credit: Anna-Lisa Maree