2014 Episode 8 – The Beserker Residents present The Post Show

Episode eight sees me sitting down with the very interesting company  The Beserker Residents - Bradley Wrenn, David Johnson, and Justin Jain. This is their first year at the Fringe, and they have brought with them The Post Show – a post show discussion for a play the audience hasn’t seen! It does involve some improv, some audience participation, and lots of fun. We talked about the challenges of bringing a show to the Fringe for the first time, how they have evolved as a company, and the importance of understanding your audience.

If you’re on twitter, give them a follow @theberserkerres, and you can like them on Facebook here.

Of course, you should also check out the show! You can get all the relevant information and tickets here – go check it!

To listen to the podcast, click on the Podcast Episodes link on the top of the right hand side of the page. You can also subscribe on iTunes!

Thanks for tuning in! Don’t forget to share, and check back tomorrow for another episode!

Love,

Andra xo

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2014 Episode 5 – Mike Daviot and Friends

Episode five features Mike Daviot and some of his lovely friends. Mike (follow him @mdaviot) is doing a show called Hyde & Seek, and I met him after his show. He had some friends with him, so they came along for the podcast as well. We talked about various things including the emergence of exploring your self-identity at the Fringe.

We also heard from his director Robert Williamson (@robertgwilsn) who is in a children’s show called The Magic Quest which sounds like a real laugh! You can grab tickets for that show here.

To grab tickets to Hyde & Seek, click here for all the details. You can also find out more about the production on their website.

If you want to follow the two lovely ladies that joined us, you can follow Lucy Goldie (@lucygoldie) and Morna McDonald (@mornamcdonald).

To listen to the podcast, click on the Podcast Episodes link on the top of the right hand side of the page. You can also subscribe on iTunes!

Thanks for tuning in! Don’t forget to share, and check back tomorrow for another episode!

Love,

Andra xo

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2014 Episode 1 – Sunday’s Child Theatre Company

So we begin! Welcome to the first episode of our 2014 season. Today, we sat just behind St Giles Catherdral, just off the Royal Mile. I had the chance to reconnect with a company who were on my podcast last year. This year, Eva O’Conner, Hildegard Ryan and David Doyle bring to Edinburgh a one woman show called My Name is Saoirse. In this episode, we discussed venue choice, knowing your audience, and our hopes and dreams as we embark on the crazy festival season.

If you’re on twitter, give them a follow @sundaysctheatre – you can also follow David (@davidmjtdoyle) and Hildegard (@hildegard.ryan). For more information on the company, check out their website at www.sundayschildtheatre.com, and give them a like on Facebook www.facebook.com/sundaysctheatre

Last but not least, to buy tickets, click here! They are on at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, as well as St. John’s Church (depending on when you want to go see them!)

To listen to the podcast, click on the Podcast Episodes link on the top of the right hand side of the page. You can also subscribe on iTunes!

Thanks for tuning in! Don’t forget to share, and check back tomorrow for another episode!

Love,

Andra xo

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Hanging at the Fringe 2013 Roundup

Hello all,

I had originally intended (and started recording) a roundup podcast in the same vein as last year’s episode. However, I have decided instead to write a blogpost about my feelings about the Fringe this year.

Sitting here, a week later, I am still only processing my experience. It is odd to think that it has only been over for a week, and yet feels like it was forever ago. I had the opportunity this year to be involved in a lot of amazing projects, and to meet a load of interesting people. Everyone who I have spoken to about their festival has said that it was a very positive experience – there was a good vibe around the city, and a lot of great shows to see!

I witnessed some amazing things this year, but one of my favourites was on the very last day. I was out flyering on the Royal Mile at around 11:00am. It was quiet – many people had already left, and so it was even more quiet than usual. Although there were no official Fringe stages up, many acts had clearly decided to perform anyways – just do their usual “set” in the middle of the road. One cast was performing their song, and then slowly people from different casts joined in. At the end, everyone got a chance to plug their show, and they all hugged each other. This felt like the spirit of the Fringe to me. This was a community of people that had established itself on the street, and at the end of the day they all supported each other. Maybe it was because it was the last day, but I definitely got teary at that.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made my Fringe so special. I got to interview a lot of crazy cool people, and I thank you all for being friendly and interesting. I got to help promote shows for some of the most lovely people ever – so thanks to Gordon/Julz, Mark, and Emma/Gary for allowing me to be a part of the cool things you were doing.

Most importantly, I would like to say thank you to everyone I got a chance to perform/get creative with this festival. I never thought I would perform in a full length musical at the Fringe, and I did! I certainly didn’t think I would ever do children’s theatre, but I did that too! I never thought I would perform in a real Fringe venue, let alone rehearse a whole show in the meadows, and yet those things happened for me as well. This has been a creatively fulfilling festival unlike no other, and I can’t thank all of you enough for helping make that happen.

Okay, enough soppy-ness…

Stay tuned for the next incarnation of the podcast – Hanging Off the Fringe. Are you doing something cool and creative in Edinburgh during the other 11 months of the year? Get in touch so we can talk about it!

Love,

Andra xo

Episode 8 – Substance

Hello listeners,

In this episode I sat down with a group of four people who were representing the company Sunday’s Child. This year, they are doing at show called Substance – looking at the nature of addiction not only to drugs, but to other people. We had a very interesting chat about the friendly and creative nature of the fringe, the vibe of Edinburgh, and the perils of flying. Click on the link on the right to hear the podcast!

If you want to find out more about the company, head to:

www.sundaysCtheatre.co.uk

Or follow them on twitter: @sundaysCtheatre

And you can get tickets to their show here:

https://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/theatre/substance

Listen, comment, share and enjoy!

Love,

Andra xo