Paid Fantasist


What follows is a full-pelt twelve hours of extreme living across grotty, bohemian Soho, filled with supernatural encounters, drugs and booze, near-death experiences, automatic lovers and a disappointing barbershop trio.
Paid Fantasist at Camden People's Theatre

Image: (c) Biscuit & Field


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 27 November 2018
Closes: Saturday 1 December 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


This production may contain swearing.

Synopsis


In 1978, at the height of his Doctor Who fame, Tom Baker wrote about a day in his life for The Times.


What follows is a full-pelt twelve hours of extreme living across grotty, bohemian Soho, filled with supernatural encounters, drugs and booze, near-death experiences, automatic lovers and a disappointing barbershop trio.


In 2017, we met in Soho for the first time to talk about making a show based on this article, because we love it.


As we talked, to our shock, Baker's death was announced across reputable news sources.


He later responded to what turned out to be an elaborate hoax with: "don't believe what you read on the internet."


So what do we believe, Tom?


In Paid Fantasist, we take that day and use it to explore myths of Soho, and to ask what happens when Baker's boho gangster paradise is scrubbed clean into a blandified themepark version of itself.


Or is that just a myth too?


We fuck with time to explore neoliberalism as a fresh hope in 1978, and a crumbling monolith to capitalism now.


And, we aim to be the most disappointing barbershop trio you've ever seen.


Tom Baker is an ex-monk, and became the best Doctor Who ever.


He was narrowly beaten by Bjork to the title of 'Most Eccentric Celebrity of All Time' in Homes and Antiques magazine.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
58-60 Hampstead Road
London NW1 2PY

Box office tel: 0207 419 4841

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 27 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 1 December 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 9‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 9‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 9‑00pm

Friday ‑ 9‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 9‑00pm


Matinee:
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Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Production: Biscuit & Field

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