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 Lisa O’Hare about Do you remember the first rhyme?
Date: 27th August
Location: Museum of Comedy
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/do-you-remember-the-first-rhyme/
How did you come up with the name of your show that your taking to the Camden fringe?
In lockdown my mum found my first ever poetry book and sent it to me. I didn’t need to open the book to instantly remember my first rhyme from the book.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s gently humorous true storytelling.
What will your set be about?
Ridiculous things I did as a child fuelled by the culture that was around me at the time, losing touch with my imagination for two decades and having a mid-life ‘epiphany’ and writing my first fringe show in my 40s.
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
Adam Evans Crisp review will be awesome. He is incredibly funny. The Bent Key Northern Poetry Takeover is worth checking out too.
It is your first time doing the Fringe – how do you feel about it?
Yes. I did the Manchester Fringe in 2019 to introduce myself the Fringe experience. It was a bucket list thing to do, but I loved the experience and was going to do more in 2020, but we all know what happened then. So now we can do things like this again I want to try my luck in different places and Camden Fringe seemed like a perfect stepping stone.
What are your favourite things about London?
I’m a sucker for the views on the South Bank of the Thames and St Paul’s.
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
The culture, the people, and the atmosphere.
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
I hid my hand behind my back
Learning an important lesson
Never go to clubs down a dirt track!
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?
Pat – because Pat is a name that is always good for the chat.
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
@thelisaohare on Twitter and Instagram
@wingingitproductions on Facebook
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
A good rhyme.