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 about SensibleFootwear
Date: 27th / 28th August
Time: 5pm / 5pm and 7pm
Price: £12 Concessions £8
Location: Canal Cafe Theatre
Ticket Link: https://camden.ssboxoffice.com/events/sensiblefootwear/
Hello! Tell us about yourself?
SensibleFootwear is an all-female company realising new writing in creative ways. We’ve been waiting a long time. Life, the universe and everything have been demanding; the moment has never been quite right. But in the words of the late, great Joan Littlewood, ‘choose what you want to do – or watch someone else doing it.’ So, we are watching no longer and here we are kicking off our heels and choosing to dip our toes in the creative water that has, for so long, been tantalisingly close. We are determined to make a splash!
How did you come up with the name of your show that you’re taking to the Camden fringe?
This is a new one woman play that has absolutely nothing to do with cooking!
Sally seeks solace on Friday nights with like-minded women, indulging in spectacle, song and copious amounts of sauvignon blanc. Her ‘mic’ is a milk whisk and, a good one. Above the background noise to her life, she needs to be heard.
Tell us a little bit about your style of show?
It’s a one woman show. As Sally, the protagonist, reflects on her life choices she engages the audience through direct audience address which is bisected with film excerpts of her memories of Fridays nights.
What will your set be about?
Female friendships, empowerment, feminist musings, Aristotle, Sylvia Plath, wine and singing!
What other acts are you looking forward to seeing at the fringe?
We’re game to see as much as we can, but highlighted at the moment are:
- Colloquium @ Hen & Chickens
- Phil Green 90s Boy: Blair the Lovegun and Me
- Sanjeev Kumar: Illegal Immigrant
- Out of the Box Productions: Inertia
- Teatro Multi-Liongual: Mrs Green
What advice would you give to others who want to perform at Camden Fringe next year?
Bite the bullet, take the leap of faith and apply. As part of the Clapham Fringe last year, we were filled with self-doubt, but we had a blast and applied to Camden and are more than excited to be part of such a vibrant and eclectic festival. Collaborative creatives are powerful, being part of a bigger picture is nurturing and confidence building. Apply!
What are your favourite things about London?
It’s a creative city that celebrates diversity. It has energy and drive; living and working in such an environment can only make you a better person, because you can find your people!
What are your three favourite things about Camden?
- Excellent venues
- Supportive administrative staff
- The buzz and enthusiasm that surrounds the application and build up to the festival; new or established, you feel welcome and included!
Favourite one liner you have done in a show and why?
Did you know that singing releases the same feel-good brain chemicals as sex … and chocolate? My god why don’t they reach you that in school… there’d be no need to strong arm teenagers into the choir then!
Who would be your ultimate dream audience member?
Anyone who rocks up and is supportive is a dream. But if Aristotle rocked up, we’d obviously clear a front seat!
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?
Rocky – A small bird with big ideas. (Originally, they were called rock doves and Darwin studied them – saying that they were small birds with big ideas.)
If people want to find out more about you where can they follow you on social media?
And Finally in three words – Why should people come and see the show?
We’re wise women!