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 Harry Charles Dillion about Falling Upwards
Date: 19th, 20th, 21st August
Location: Etcetera Theatre
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/falling-upwards/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
My name is Harry Charles Dillon, I’m the creator of the show Falling Upwards. I’m from North London born and raised. I’ve been acting since 2017 and appeared in some projects for TV and Stage. I have Dyslexia which made writing this play difficult, especially in the spelling and grammar, but writing and acting are my passions and I try to not let anything get in the way of my goals
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
It’s a running joke between me and my brother that “Right, things might be bad but we keep moving forward” It’s better falling up the stairs instead of down them. Falling Upwards
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s a conversational style. I want the audience to think I’m talking with them and not just at them. Were all here for entertainment and distraction and I don’t want the audience to feel alienate because there’s a microphone, stage and some lights
What will your set be about?
Love, Ambition and all the struggles in-between
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
I’m really looking forward to seeing Dear Ted, a show about letters from his actual Great Grandfather from World War 1 and Dog/Actor, a show that has received great reviews for its physical comedy.
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Be ready to put in a lot of work. Come prepared, have a clear image in your mind of what you want to do and enjoy it! The Fringe only comes around once a year!
What are your favourite things about London?
There’s always something to do or see! Going around and seeing the iconic sights of central London or having relaxing days in Richmond Park. There’s shows to see, food to eat and hidden gems everywhere
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The Atmosphere, the food and the pubs!
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
As the golden dusk sun was hitting the gilded Big Ben and as the light rippled off the water it looked as if the Thames were laced with Diamonds
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Michael Caine. I’m a huge fan of his work in Alfie, The Italian Job, The Ipcress Files and of course Alfred in Batman. Mostly I respect his rise in the industry. Grinding out doing theatre and then moving into film. I’m a fan of his career but I look at his career as the benchmark
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?
Lord Feathers of the Den! The bowtie gives him class, Pigeons have feathers and he is in the boss of the Camden Fringe! He needs a name befitting of his rank
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
My Personal Instagram is @harrycharlesdillon
The Productions Instagram is @fallingupwardsproduction
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
Tickets. Are. Cheap!