Mandy Davis - Diva of Deception

The Diva of Deception, Mandy Davis, is a professional close up magician and balloon modeller working for the corporate market as well as banquets, dinners, receptions, weddings, bar/batmitzvahs, private parties etc. As a member of The Magic Circle, she is chairman of the Young Magicians Club and editor of their coveted glossy magic magazine. Mandy is also a member of Equity.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

FRINGE FUN ON THE DOORSTEP!

The time flies by and then it was our first wedding anniversary and we hadn't had time to get used to being newly marrieds yet!

How to celebrate? We thought we might go away towards the end of the month.. then we thought we wouldn't. We thought we'd go to the theatre... and then we thought we wouldn't. We thought we'd celebrate on the day itself... and then we thought we wouldn't (I was working all week so we decided to wait till the next day which was Saturday).

And then we discovered that Camden was having a Fringe! Oh joy or joys! We could do the kind of thing we love doing best - but without having the travel and accommodation expenses we'd have going to Edinburgh (and we couldn't afford it this year what with credit crunch and all).
In case you are wondering what this pigeon is doing here - it's the emblem of the Camden Fringe!

We have decided to 'do' the Fringe all month as and when we have time. So we got a Chinese takeaway (and we have the very best of 'em near us) and had the most brilliant anniversary evening watching the DVD of the wedding! Oh how we laughed at Graham's speech! Oh how we giggled at Brian and David's appendix to their official (?) reading. Oh how we gloried in seeing our friends once again, some who hadn't surfaced in our neck of the woods since the day!

Then on Saturday we enjoyed two one-person shows at the Roundhouse. We wallowed in the wonderful wisdom of Shazia Mirza's observations and fell about, albeit guiltily, at Scot Capurro's audacity in offending absolutely everyone. Then we wandered into the Stables courtyard and found the most fantastic Indian buffet meal for a mere £6.00!

Yes - it was meant to be our paper anniversary so I suppose tickets for shows count as such. And a glorious time was had with the promise of more...

... until today. We went to see another Camden offering 'as seen on TV' and came home deeply disappointed. What had the promise of an hilarious hour fell at the fences with actors losing their ways, forgetting their lines and a shortened plot that must've lost lots in the editing from two hours down to one! I won't name it, for decency's sake, but it did make me wonder what else is lurking in the depths over the next couple of weeks.. delights or dispairs - watch this space...

2 Comments:

Blogger SharonM said...

Belated Happy Anniversary!

I didn't realise there were any other Fringes apart from in Edinburgh!

7:58 pm  
Blogger Diva of Deception said...

I hadn't realised there were other Fringes either! We are having a great time. We saw a terrible play yesterday afternoon called OAPz but saw some fun stuff from 'Three Monks and a Nun' this evening.

It really feels like Edinburgh in atmosphere and we've found this wonderful Indian buffet in the market area with outdoor seating and the cost is only £6.95 a head! We have two plays booked in for Sunday night and another four or five over the rest of the month.
So I urge others to plunge into the Camden Fringe scene - it's brilliant!

12:13 am  

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