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 Meg Rose-Dixon
Date: 15th & 16th August
Price: £8 concessions £7
Location: Hen & Chickens Theatre
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
I am a London born chaotic lanky bean that loves to make people laugh and learn.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
That is spoilers I’m afraid, what I can say is google the word if you dare…
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s a mixture of stand-up, drama, tragic comedy. Otherwise known as chaos, I will be interested in all honesty, to see what people make of the show.
What will your set be about?
It will follow my tedious and outrageous journey to getting diagnosed with a condition that 1 in 10 women suffer with.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I cannot wait to see duo Jack Cray and Hannah Adams with their production of “We wrote a show” I met Jack during a Run at it Shouting workshop and his honesty and confidence about creating a show inspired me to take the plunge.
I am also looking forward to seeing my cousin perform in “Games, TV plots live” his comedy timing is perfection so I am excited to see what twists and turns their show will take thanks to audience prompts.
It is your first time doing the Fringe – how do you feel about it?
This is my first time doing this fringe, it is also my first time professionally performing my writing, I am incredibly excited to showcase my work to not only friends and family but members of the public. I am so passionate about this story being heard because it may help someone else to get things checked to get a diagnosis.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Just do it, push yourself, you are more capable then you think you are.
What are your favourite things about London?
I love London’s history how a 20 minute walk in the centre of town you can see a century worth of history and so much culture and adventure to take in.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
How accepting, vibrant and joyful it is. It really feels like a story around every street corner.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
IBS. AKA It’s Bull shit.
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?
Manny. He looks smart with that bow tie and yet utterly surprised to be here behind the eyes, like Bill Baileys character in “Black Books”.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
Follow my Instagram or twitter using this handle @meg_rosedixon
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Women, deserve better.