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!
Mimi: The Average Sized Mermaid
Location: The Phoenix Artist Club
Dates and Time :
4th August – 4.30pm
5th August – 10pm
6th August – 8pm
Price: £8 concession £6
Ticket Link: https://www.camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=2525
Hello! Tell us about yourself! ?
Hi there! I’m Mimmi. I’ve been doing comedy for about 5 years now (mainly Improv) and have now decided to produce my solo show.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
The name ‘Mimi: The Average Sized Mermaid’ started with the idea that women often have to conform to be the ‘ideal’ type of being petite or little to be perceived as feminine. For that matter I just never wanted to be a ‘little’ mermaid.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
I would say my show incorporates a few styles. From clowning to story telling and also a little improv mixed in there.
What will your set be about?
Mimi invites you into her ocean apartment where she takes you on a journey of her life that she has led both on land and under the sea. See how she overcomes expectations and restrictions set by her merfamily; and the obstacles and hurdles she has come across on land often as a result of her fin.
On her adventures Mimi also learns about love, heartbreak and friendships but most of all she finds herself to become the merwomen she is today.
In a ‘sea-shell’, Mimi: The Average-Sized Mermaid’, a clowning/comedy show, is social commentary on feminism, inequality, identity crisis, and moral hypocrisy which lingers through many of us in this day and age.”
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the Fringe?
I can’t wait to see ‘Sh*t Happens’ by Patrycja Dynowska. A multidisciplinary show about IBD (Irritable Bowel Disorder). I saw it before at Tristan Bates and excited to see it again at the Fringe at the Camden’s People Theatre.
I’m also looking forward to seeing ‘Come Fly With Friend’ which is a solo Clowning show performed by Luke Bailey.
I’m also apart of ‘Fruits or, A Distant Memory’ at RADA and ‘Just Friends: Heartland’, if I wouldn’t be in them those would definitely be show’s I would be excited to see. 😉
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Try to be as organised as you can but most importantly: DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! Pressure can get to all of us and at the end of the day putting on a show should be fun! 🙂
What is the best thing about performing at the Camden fringe?
Being able to see so many great performers in London. There is such a big variation of performances which is super interesting.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
I used to live in Camden so it’s hard to pick three. The people, the pubs and the drugs. Haha…I’m joking about the last one. I’ll substitute that for: It’s lovely that it’s right by a canal.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
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?
I would call it ‘Eon’. It’s a powerful name and also better sounding than Pig.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
On Instagram: mimi.mermaid.adventures (Where I also upload mermaid sketches)
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
I’m A MERMAID