Theatre At Camden Fringe – INTERVIEW – EUAN ‏

It is festival season and that means that in the next month there is so many great comedy festivals to look forward to! This month we are looking at some of the great shows that you can see at the Camden Fringe. So take note because we are going to give you all the information you need for just a handful of some of the great shows happening this year!

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EUAN

Location: The Lion and Unicorn Theatre

Dates: Jul 29, 30, 31

Time: 20:30

Price: from £8.50 Concession £7.50

Ticket Link: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2548


Hello! Tell us about ChewBoy Productions?

We are a multi-arts company specialising in theatre, film and working with emerging artists. Each project is unique, with the company working with brand new creatives each time around who have expertise in different areas; blending the mix of art forms through digital, visual arts, performance and film.

ChewBoy creates surrealist comedy work which aims to give you something to chew on long after you’ve experienced it; and each piece is left open enough for audience interpretation, so that no two people come away with the same experience. We debuted EUAN last year at the Tristan Bates and are currently on tour with the piece, having won the IYAF’s Best of Brighton Fringe Award in May. We’ve also recently completed production and a screening of our first short film trilogy which was acclaimed when it was shown in Brixton earlier this year.

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

Our writer, Georgie (me) was dared by a real life friend called Euan to write a play using just his name as the title. We then put on a rehearsed reading of a scratch, 10 minute piece using just that stimulus and thought “hey, there’s something quite weird, wonderful and funny about this!”

 

Tell us a little bit about your style of show?

EUAN is a very surreal, abstract and dark play which follows three characters in real time dealing with an incredibly bizarre yet stressful situation. We follow these three characters’ decisions and motivations across an hour through fast paced exchanges, weird tangent monologues and a lot of recurring jokes. It’s a lot of fun, but also packs a poignant punch at the end in its twist.

 

What will your set be about?

The idea behind the set and staging is that a lot is left up to interpretation for the audience, so they decide for themselves who Euan is, who these characters are and where the play is situated. It’s kept very minimalistic, with only a few things on stage creating the space; with a lot of telephones to add to the threatening aspect of ‘the boss’.

 

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

​We’re really looking forward to seeing ‘When it Happens’ by Scatterjam, it looks like a fantastic concept and a fresh piece of new writing which we really love engaging with. Another big one we’re excited for is ‘Home’ by Just Out Theatre as the story looks expansive and character driven (and they’re in the same venue as us, which is a bonus!)

 

 

Have you done the Fringe before?

We did Camden Fringe last year at the Tristan Bates where we debuted EUAN in a near sold out run.

What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?

We all saw Misty at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios and just thought it was the most incredible and unique way of storytelling we’d ever seen. It was unlike any theatre event we’d been to before but was so visceral, powerful and lingering. We also saw Feeling Gorgeous’ piece ‘A Tinder Trilogy’ by Annie Jenkins last year at the Camden Fringe which was a hilarious and incredibly real portrayal of our modern times. It was a really well crafted piece of theatre that struck a chord.

 

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

Get on the ball with social media early! Like, way earlier than you think you need to. Share things about other people’s shows, get interacting with others online. The CF is a community and it’s a great one to be part of each year, so make sure you make the most of the other incredible acts around you!

 

What is the best thing about performing at the Camden Fringe?

As we said above, the community of the fringe and the people you get to meet. We’ve met some fantastic people just from last year who we’re also weirdly following around other fringes, which is a real nice bonus alongside actually performing.

 

What are your three favourite things about Camden?

The Vibe
The Pubs
The Shows!

 

Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?

“You get what you pay for, and i don’t pay much”

“Lost is as good as dead”

 

 

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

Jimmy Carr with that laugh.

 

The iconic image of the Camden Fringe is the Pigeon – if you could call this years pigeon a name to represent its style what would it be and why?

Brenda, it just gives a Brenda kinda vibe.

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

We’re most active on Instagram (Chewboyproductions) and Twitter (chewboyprods) but we also have Facebook and YouTube so go and give us a follow for all ya ChewBoy bits! (We also have a store on our website selling our merch)

 

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

Beckett on MDMA

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