Hello Kim! Tell us about Sycorax Collection?
Hi! Sycorax Collective is a brand new company set up by myself (Kim Scopes) and Holli Dillon, we joined up because we want to make engaging and innovative work with a focus toward social issues.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
BLUE is the name of the protagonist in the show – a woman who lives on the Moon. It’s a show about mental health and so the name for both character and show was taken from the connotations of ‘feeling blue’, ‘blue moon’… etc.
Tell us a little bit about your style of theatre?
This is our first show, so we’re still developing our style. But BLUE is an abstract, imaginative fairy tale for adults. It’s going to be funny, dark and poignant. We really like to explore the grotesque alongside the beautiful and hilarious in our work.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
There’s so many! We’re really excited to see Kat Bond: Emotion in progress, ‘Just Snap Out of It LIVE!’, ‘The Men Who Made Frankenstein’, ‘To the Moon… and back…. and back’ and ‘Coccinellidae’
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
We’ve both performed with other companies at other fringes (Edinburgh, Prague, The Vaults, Perth) but this is our first time at Camden Fringe! I saw the Hot Brown Honeys in Perth this year and they blew my mind!
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?
It may not work, but I think everything is worth exploring, even if it goes completely wrong then it starts a conversation. I’d like to see a show use a platform like Tinder or Snapchat, I’d have no idea how you’d do it, but it would be great to see a show engage with these new social stapes…
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
They can catch us @sycorax_co for Twitter and Instagram and at Facebook.com/SycoraxCollective
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Laughs, feels, love.
CAMDEN FRINGE QUICK FIRE ROUND
Best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?
It’s a new festival for us and it’s full of amazing acts.
What are your pre show rituals?
I usually walk around the stage singing ‘I’m a Dinosaur’.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Do your homework! Have a contingency… something usually comes up!
What are the best venue’s at the fringe?
The Etcetera Theatre and the Billy Murray
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
It’s always experimenting, it’s always exciting and it’s always welcoming. If I could afford it I’d live there. (I can’t afford it)