Last month, I was in Edinburgh for the biggest arts festival in the world. My first time at the Fringe, I loved every second of it! Over 3000 shows, with truly something for everyone, it was a pleasure to catch up with talented friends, whilst also making lots of new ones!
I did see many amazing shows, but the main reason I was there was because I've been working with James Freedman on his show: Man of Steal, over the last few months.
Produced by Love Variety, the goal of this show was to take pickpocketing to a place it had never been before - to create a theatrical show based around the life and skills of a pickpocket. The deadline - The Edinburgh Festival 2014. After just a handful of previews, the response the show received blew both of us away!
One memory which stands out was just before the first show. The show before us had just three audience members. We set the show and I went to open the doors, expecting to welcome a handful of people in. Instead, I opened to find a sea of excited people!! We couldn't believe it! A full house on the first night! The show grew with every performance and I'm extremely proud to have been a part of it.
Another highlight was meeting the amazing Charlie Caper, and getting to see him perform his beautiful show. A true magical masterclass, it was incredible to see Charlie perform in such an intimate environment, with an audience of no more than 20 in the Kazador tent in the Assembly George Square Gardens.
I'm excited to be returning to the Fringe next year... more on that very soon!
I'll leave you with me collecting a little souvenir of our time at the Fringe :)