For one night only

I don’t usually do plugs here, but I’ve been asked nicely to let everyone know that there will be a performance of the play The Bogus Woman at the St Giles Centre, Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8RB, on Monday, June 19 at 7.30pm. The play, by Kay Adshead, is a one-woman show about refugees’ experience in the UK. It has good reviews from leading newspapers and won a fringe award at Edinburgh. Call 07863127050 or 020 7277 4400 for tickets.

Author: Peter

Long-time resident of Camberwell, author of this blog since July 2004.

4 thoughts on “For one night only”

  1. Interesting. Camberwell is an interesting migration melting pot hot spot in often unexpected ways. (I was fascinated to learn that the recently deceased Muriel Spark lived in a bedsit here when she was a struggling writer). The author of the play, Kate Adshead, was Cathy in a very good BBC2 series of Wuthering Heights in 1978 and was also in a Mike Leigh film.

  2. Here are two more. I’m researching Southampton Way — hoping to push for some improvements. I won’t bore you with info on abandoned buildings, but did find these two tid-bits (you may know them).

    The buildings along 177–181 are quite famous, despite today housing a dry cleaner’s and a Dallas Chicken. Robert Browning was born adjacent to 179 ( and for all you cycle enthusiasts, the same set of buildings housed the workshop and showroom for noted bicycle frame designers/manufacturers (A.S. Gilliot/Jim Collier/Harry Carrington) ( see )

    More interesting than the reams of info I’ve found about failed developments and compulsory purchases of burned out shells…

  3. Brilliant, TommyD. Old Browning was Camberwell’s Bob Dylan and invented modern poetry where you just say what you think. If you sing one of his poems in a Dylan nasal twang you’ll see what I mean. By contrast John Ruskin, the sage of Denmark Hill, had an architect-designed brain and was a kind of Victorian Doctor Who. It must be something in the water here that makes us all so with it, whatever it is.

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