Theatre At Camden Fringe – INTERVIEW – Clingfilm, HiddenViewz Theatre Company

It is festival season and last month we were going Excited for Edinburgh Fringe and this month we are going Crazy for Camden Fringe! This month we are talking to acts performing at the festival so you have a strong idea as to what is happening this month in London. Today we interview a theatre so that is all about heartbreak, loss and love. I caught up with Olugbeminiyi to find out all about it.

CLINGFILM MAIN ONEName Of Show: Clingfilm

Time: 7pm

Date: 30th – 31st July and 1st August 

Location: The Water Rats

Hello! Tell us about Clingfilm?

‘Clingfilm’ looks at a relationship, as they attempt to navigate adult life, battling with heartbreak, loss and love.
It is a part of a project called ‘TheViewz’ by HiddenViewz Theatre Company and ‘The Viewz’ is about giving emerging artists a chance to put on and create work of any nature. There are creative no restictions! The company just need to have faith in the work!

How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?

The name came to me at the very end of the writing process. It came from one of the characters mouths and just felt right as it encapsulates the feel of the play.

Tell us a little bit about your style of theatre?

‘Clingfilm’ is very kitchen sink drama. Quite naturalistic, but by no means boring! In terms of my style of theatre, I like to think that it will constantly grow and change as I experiment with different styles of theatre.

What will your set be about?

Set is simple. A few chairs and tables. Food.

What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?

I’m very excited to see Project Lockouts Feel the Fear at The Cockpit and Face to Face which is another show in the Fringe by HiddenViewz Theatre Company at Ecetera Theatre.

Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

I was in a show at The Cockpit last year called ‘Under The Mental Health Act/ Black Love Matters’ and honestly, I don’t know.

Some acts have already tried it and done shows in the environment but do you think virtual reality has a space to be used in theatre and what other modern technologies do you think could alter the way we interact and watch theatre?

Maybe. One thing I think theatre, when done well, is incredible for is creating a world and states of tension with so little. Theatre should be on some level an experience and maybe virtual reality can add to the theatrical experience. I think modern technologies can alter the way we watch theatre in terms of viewing it in cinemas and at home, but I don’t think it will ever beat being in the theatre and the watching it live.

What have been some of the most unique and different theatre sets you have seen this year and why?

I saw Not Talking at The Arcola and the set was simple and simple sets always excite me as then there is nothing for the actors to hide behind and the unification of the world is left to the actors and their ability to tell a story

If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?

They can follow @HiddenViewz on Twitter and Instagram. HiddenViewz on Facebook

They can follow me personally @obammodu  on twitter

And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?

Funny, Compelling and Sensitive.


Best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?

The thrill of the audience and putting your work out there.

What are your pre show rituals?

We do a pre show energy thing where we feel the energy of the room and shout ‘Ha’

What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?

Just do it! Apply and believe your work is good enough!

What are the best venue’s at the fringe?

They are special in their own way. (Cheat answer)

What are your three favourite things about Camden?

Audience reactions

Feeling in the application form

The perpetual stress until show day.

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