Fringe Diary 2018

The Edinburgh Fringe Approaches!

Another year, another Fringe show…

I adore the Edinburgh Fringe. I adore being part of a production, I adore seeing others, I adore Edinburgh as a city, I adore the whole atmosphere of the Fringe.

It’s why I keep going back (even though I fear this one may be my last for a while but we’ll deal with that later).

Last year’s play (which you can read all about in the 2017 Fringe diary) was the best one I’ve been part of yet, and I have high hopes to the one I’m part of this year. I’m back to writing and directing again, this time for a comedy (which is a nice change of pace for me given my usual morose style). I’ve both co-written and am co-directing this play with my dear friend, Frazer (who you’ll remember from last year’s entries, probably) for our new company, UnderOwl Theatre!Β 

Our little theatrical baby for the 2018 festival isΒ Upcastle Downcaslte!Β We like to call it a ‘pantomime for grownups and grownups at heart’ and we’re really quite proud of it at this stage. It’s not groundbreaking comedy, it’s not subtle and nuanced, and the characters aren’t deep, complex, and well-rounded. But it’s not meant to be. It’s a silly, fun fifty minutes of stupid jokes, bad puns, and quite bizarre choices in terms of plot.

We have a fabulous cast behind us as per usual, and with only 2 Weeks to go until we leave for Edinburgh, everyone is pretty damn hyped!Β 

If you’re going to be at the festival this year, between the dates of the 13th-25th, then come check us out! We promise you’ll laugh a little at least once. Our page on the Fringe site can be found here!

I”ll leave you with a collage of photos from our rehearsals, our poster, and links to our social media. πŸ˜‰Β 




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