This will be the last of my fringe blogs. Thank you if you’ve stuck with me so far, I’ve had the most amazing month, and I can’t believe it’s all over. Continue reading
And that’s it. Goodnight. It’s been an indescribable month, maybe sometime soon, I’ll be able to tell you about it. But for now, thank you, Edinburgh, you’ve been amazing
And now we enter the final furlong. I ache all over, and I am more tired than I thought possible, but weirdly, I really don’t want to imagine this whole experience coming to a close. Continue reading
Well I’m nearly at the end of the day that marks halfway through the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I wish I’d made more time to write about everything that’s happened over the last 2 weeks or so. It feels like a lifetime ago since I was sat in Beyond with 270 other crew and staff, listening to all the welcome speeches.
Well that’s day 2 of shows done and dusted. Already I feel like we’re getting nicely into the swing of things, but we can’t get comfortable as a lot of our turnarounds are very tight. It’s stressful at times, and horrendously tiring, but when you open the house and you see the punters walking in, oohing and aahing, the pressure and the stress all melt away, and it’s replaced with the immense sense of pride that I helped create this moment. Continue reading
So after the hardest 6 days I’ve worked in a long time, the pleasance venues have taken shape. There’s still a lot to do before the sites open to the public for previews on Wednesday, but in the main, things are looking very good indeed. Continue reading
My bags are packed, and I’m on the train. The butterflies from last night haven’t gone away, and I’m wishing the lunch I had hadn’t been quite as hearty, but I’m committed now. Going through my head double checking I’m actually as packed as I think I am, but I guess it’s too late now…
And a first proper post to my shiny website hello readers!
So I head off to Edinburgh tomorrow afternoon, and I’m having excited/nervous jitters so I thought I’d share them with you. For those of you who don’t know, I am working at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as a venue technician with Pleasance in their Beyond space. I was so excited when I got the call to tell me I was on the team, I’ve been looking forward to this since the middle of May, and now it’s really here, and it’s really going to happen tomorrow, whether I like it or not. I know I’ll be fine when I get there, this is just going to be an absolute riot of a month.
I’ve got so many friends up there, from university in Birmingham, from uni in Glamorgan, and some friends from further afield. Some are performing, some working behind the scenes, all in different venues and spaces, and I plan to visit all of them. I’m hoping I’ll have some time to enjoy myself and take in a few shows, but my real enjoyment will be working with some truly fantastic people on some really unique shows!
Anyway, take a seat, make sure you’ve got plenty of pro plus, and energy drinks, keep your multitool on your belt at all times, keep calm and carry on, and welcome, everybody, to my time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.