Etcetera Theatre

CF18: Too young to stay in (too old to go out!)

CF18: Too young to stay in (too old to go out!)

Nigel Osner returns to the Camden Fringe with his new show, first performed at the Brighton
Fringe this year. He takes a quizzical look at the challenges and occasional opportunities for
those who can no longer claim, even to themselves, that they are young. He examines
dating, love, work, holidays - even the gym! Nigel illustrates his theme with original songs
and stories by male and female characters. They include the older man having a taxing night
out in central London; a rich designer who falls for his hunky gardener and the woman driven
mad by her companion on a river cruise down the Danube. There’s lots of humour but with a bitter sweet edge.
Nigel says: “Whilst this show is for everyone, it is particularly aimed at an older audience. I’m
not sure there is enough material written with their concerns in mind.”
The Musical Theatre Review gave the show four stars and said: “Osner’s characterisations
are well drawn and excellently performed. The writing is clever with plenty of wit and humour
even in the darker elements of his stories.” There might even have been other reviews, except Nigel broke his right foot during the Brighton run, very nearly turning him into a character in his own show!
Nigel has been described by the Scotsman as “tremendously talented and very entertaining”.
Fringe Review called him “a multi-skilled performer” and a “Hidden Gem.”
In 2017 Nigel was nominated for excellence in new writing by the Buxton Fringe for his previous show ‘Angel to vampire!’ He performed that show in last year’s Camden Fringe.
Once a practising barrister, then employed at the Ministry of Justice, Nigel is now a
performer, actor, lyricist and writer. In London he has appeared at mainstream venues like
the St James Studio, the Crazy Coqs and the Pheasantry. He took ‘Angel to vampire!’ to
Edinburgh and other Fringes in 2016 and 2017. He has acted in two feature films, many
short films and on stage. He is the author of ‘Magic in Ravenswood’ (Heinemann) which he
adapted into a musical with music by BB Cooper, premiered in London in 2002/3. His fantasy
novel ‘ ’ is available on Amazon etc.

Twitter: @NigelOsner



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