Camden Fringe Festival: Hood

Theatrical dance. Original music. Grimm’s fairytales. Faust. A unique mesh of expressive, interdisciplinary storytelling is what to expect from this poignant contemporary dance show created by Finnish dancers Aliina Lindroos and Assi Pakkanen, and Australian composer Andrea Guterres.

Mephistophewolf, the devil wolf, appears at a demure young woman’s door one afternoon, cloaked in a clever disguise. The young woman, Annie, is an outcast who lives in social isolation. The devil arrives with promises of power and belonging; the acceptance that Annie secretly craves. Annie is subsequently seduced, and as the devil wolf consumes her, Annie reappears: finally free of her last constraints, but forever changed.

Annie’s only friend, Hood, who visits her regularly outside of town, is immediately struck by the change in her friend. Annie remains an outcast, but her allure is suddenly compelling. The pair fall in love, and as Hood discovers Annie’s real identity, she feels ashamed. She realises she has two choices: stay with Annie and risk social isolation, or return to society, leaving Annie forever behind.

Deviance from tradition is necessary in our modern world, but still makes us subject to scorn and judgement from the very society that we need in order to function. Where do we draw the line between individualism and collectivism in this world in which we now live?

Show taking place at

The Lion and Unicorn
42-44 Gaisford Street,
Kentish Town,
dates time ticket prices concessions
Fri 25 Aug 2017 3:30pm £7.00 (£5.00 concs)
Sat 26 Aug 2017 3:30pm £7.00 (£5.00 concs)
Sun 27 Aug 2017 3:30pm £7.00 (£5.00 concs)
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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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