Camden Fringe Festival 2022

Camden Fringe 2022 – INTERVIEW – Leanne Shorley: Nice Things

It is August which only means one thing – it is Camden Fringe time! Over the next few weeks we are chatting to acts that are performing at the festival and finding all about their show and what they would call this years iconic Camden Fringe Pigeon! Today we speak to Leanne Shorley about Nice Things.

Date: 4th August
Price: £8 concessions £6
: 2Northdown
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Hello! Tell us about yourself? 

I’m Leanne! I’m a writer/comedian and I live in Brighton. 

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

I just really like nice things. You’d never catch me listening to a true-crime podcast.

Tell us a little bit about your style of show?

Storytelling/comedy/poetry/clowning/bantz/jks/lols/rofls and also a bit serious. And quite sweaty (for me, not the audience).

What will your set be about?

It’s about a lady who buys herself a magic wand vibrator, and the sensations are so nice, she stops leaving the house. It’s a bold yet tender insight into female sexuality and millennial anxiety, all underscored by palpable emotions.

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

My best mate’s called Julie and I see there’s a musical called ‘Julie’, so I’d very much like to see that.

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

DO IT! Apply! You probably feel like you’re rubbish, and not good enough, and you’re full of anxiety about your show and the prospect of making a fool of yourself in front of everyone you know and charging them eight quit a pop for the privilege, but so does everyone. Probably.

What are your favourite things about London?

I like that no one pays any attention to you. So you can look rough, act weird and smell bad, and no one will care. HELLO WALK OF SHAME.

What are your three favourite things about Camden?


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

“I’ve got cystitis”. Both a joke and a fact.

Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?

Well, at one point in the show, I read out a letter I’ve written to Boris Johnson. So I suppose it would be quite handy if he was in the audience. It would at least save me a stamp.

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?

Mr OOOhhhhAhhhhhwww (because there’s both curiosity and pain behind those eyes).

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

You can follow me on Instagram @leanneshorley (and Twitter on @leanneshorley, but I don’t use Twitter too much because it makes me feel a bit like I’m getting repeatedly kicked in the skull).

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

Live Love LOLZ

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