August 27, 2008
I’m holding an Edinburgh Festival Fringe retrospective. No PR, no invites, no celebrities, no press night. Audience of one. Just me. Sitting at my computer, in my soon to be vacated Edinburgh digs, reminiscing.
Actually vacated is a good word for it. Edinburgh has been vacated! The Royal Mile has reopened to traffic, no signs of posters or rogue flyers anywhere. No more colour coded lineards around the necks of improbably dressed and rather large ladies. No more street performers – good or bad. It’s all gone. Down the sink hole or back where it all came from. Most of it to London I’m afraid.
August 20, 2008
It’s not everyday that fiction meets reality. Or rather that legend intersects with real life. But it happened to me this weekend.
For some three weeks now, I’ve been walking around the streets of Edinburgh with the show’s t-shirt (don’t worry, it’s not the same t-shirt day in day out, I’ve got two.). Now, the t-shirt sports the show’s title “There’s Something in the Fridge that Wants to Kill Me!” as well as the banana girl created for me by the immensely talented Oscar Grillo. As well as being the show’s icon, the banana girl is a reference to the Josephine Baker tribute that I perform half way through the show, wearing a belt of bananas “and very little else”.
August 18, 2008
We had another good show yesterday, buoyed by some lovely reviews. It’s really nice when people appreciate the work you’ve put into a performance: whether they’re theatre goers, just visiting the festival, or professional journalists. Actually, it’s really nice when people are just nice to each other. Isn’t it? Read more