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 Fergus about the show Lautrec
Date: 15th, 16th, 17th August
Price: £12 Concessions £10
Location: Hens & Chickens
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/lautrec/
Tell us about yourself?
My name is Fergus. I am an Irish actor, stage fighter , freelance director and writer based in London. I am also the artistic director of Shadow Mask Theatre and this is our inaugural production.
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
I had a few different names for the show but settled on Lautrec, as its the name of the main character and I hoped it would be something short and snappy that would catch audiences attention.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
The show is a 4th wall breaking , two hander biographical comedy drama. Hope that makes sense
What will your set be about?
The set is minimalist , using paintings of the artist and the idea of an artists studio to tell the story of his life.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Make sure you have a good team together to help you prepare, whether its publicity , set, props etc as the more prepared you can be when applying the smoother the whole process will be
What are your favourite things about London?
I love the chaos of London. The noise, the drama, the energy and fast pace of life here. I like that everyone can be an individual in London and I love how much theatre and art are at your finger tips
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
In the literal sense its the market, in the broader sense its the fringe festivals that operate out of it and how you cna see such a wide variety of arts and entertainment.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
I do desire that we may be better strangers . From Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Love it as a witty burn
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Martin McDonagh . Love his dark Irish humour and to make complicated human nature hilarious and understandable
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?
DaVinci because there seems to be a whole new wave of shows coming up like a Renaissance born out of the pandemic
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
At Shadow Mask theatre on Facebook,
You tube : https://youtube.com/user/fergusrattigan
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Empowered , disabled art