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Whether you normally look down from the cheap seats in the gods, or sit up close in the front row, there's so much happening on the London performing arts scene and comedy circuit, it can be difficult to decide which shows you should spend your cash on and which shows should quite frankly, pay you for turning up.

At Views from the Gods, we review all the latest London talent, from West End plays to emerging comedians. We hope our site helps introduce you to some new performers.

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One of the best things about the Camden Fringe is walking into a tiny venue - often not one which you would even identify as a theatre from the outside - and not knowing if what you're about to see will be the next best thing or a show that will have you wishing you had stayed in watching Netflix. However, there is also something to be said for the predictability of a mighty fine production at a purpose-built theatre. Each year, classical experts Lazarus Theatre install themselves into the "anything goes" black box space of the Tristan Bates and create something that is at least very good, if not legendary. This year, Christopher Marlowe's Edward II is the subject of the Lazarus treatment.

In Marlowe's version of events, Edward II (Luke Ward-Wilkinson) is holding court where his advisors, Young Mortimer (Jame O'Neill), Mortimer Senior (Andrew Gallo), Warrick (John Slade), Lancaster (Stephen Emery) and Canterbury (David Clayton) are counselling him against the return of his lover, Gaveston (Bradley Frith). Only Kent (Alex Zur) seems to have any sympathy for Edward's lovesickness. When Gaveston sneaks back in, this is to the disgust of the king's advisers and to the king's wife, Isabella (Lakesha Cammock) who is still hoping in vain to turn her husband. Yeah. Good luck with that one, lady...

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