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!
Women On The Edge
Location: Etcetera Theatre
Dates: Aug 14, 15
How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the Camden Fringe?
It’s a collection of short plays which sees each character (all played by yours truly) try to negotiate a predicament with varying levels of success. So ‘Women on the Edge’ seemed to sum up the tone of the show pretty well!
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
Funny monologues that draw you in to unique but relatable stories
What will your set be about?
It’s a mixed bag of midnight teleshopping madness, childhood nostalgia and Christmas shopping hell. All the ingredients needed for a nice bit of midweek comedy theatre
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I’ll definitely catch ‘Mimi: The Average Sized Mermaid’ before it finishes its run. ‘The Cardboard Kitchen Project’, ‘Death Suits You’ and ‘Oddball’ are also on the list.
Have you done the fringe before? What have been some of your favourite shows to date and why?
This is my first time doing Camden Fringe!
What have been some of the most unique and different shows you have seen this year and why?
I thought Holly Delefortrie’s ‘I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight…?’ was a fun ride. So much of it relies on audience participation so she constantly had to think on her feet.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Ooo, prep as much of the admin as you can well in advance if possible (she said, not having taken her own advice). But ultimately, enjoy the ride! There’s a great vibe among all the creatives so go and see as much as you can in between the madness too, especially at the venue you’ll be in as it’s nice to get a sense of the space with an audience in it.
What is the best thing about performing at the Camden Fringe?
I get to make a tit of myself and grab a few laughs in the process
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The market. The buskers. The proximity of the tube station to the Etcetera Theatre and Pret. A thing of beauty.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
“I can see now that my attempt to roofie the priest at the pre drinks was… an overreaction”. Speaks for itself really, doesn’t it.
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
The person reading this interview. Grab a ticket! No really, please get one. Far too many left. You can keep my mum and the theatre technician company.
The iconic image of the Camden Fringe is the Pigeon – if you could call this year’s pigeon a name to represent its style what would it be and why?
Peck McFlyyyy (she woke up like this)
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
On Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube my handle is @julianalisk. Come and say hello! I’ve got trailers for the show on there n’all.
And finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Cos it rocks!