Back by popular demand for 2017, our Brighton Bites series offer short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into shows performing at England’s largest arts festival. Hopefully, they will whet your appetite to try something new at this year’s Brighton Fringe.
Here, Maisie Adam tells us about her show, Living On The Edge, which will be performing at Rialto Theatre.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Taken from personal experiences of being a young Yorkshire lass attempting to “adult” in the big wide world, Living on the Edge explores various topics from the classic faux pas of a Brit abroad and the politics of the playground to the fascinating spec
Why Brighton Fringe for this show?
Brighton is full of characters, all of varying ages, races, backgrounds and cultures. This show taps into the things that we, as humans, all naturally have in common despite our various differences.
How have you been preparing for Brighton Fringe?
In preparation for it’s run at Brighton Fringe, Living On The Edge has toured the UK extensively, including a run at Bath Comedy Festival, where Maisie was hailed as the festival’s “one to watch”.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
This show has the perfect balance of observational material that all audiences can relate to, as well as anecdotal tales that would only happen to me (the audience still laugh, just AT me).
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Brighton Fringe (apart from your own)?
Ellie Taylor’s Work In Progress
What’s the best bit of advice you’ve ever been given for performing at a Fringe Festival?
To never expect each show to be the same. Every audience is different – which is a positive thing – so appreciate them.
If your show was a flavour of ice cream being sold on Brighton Pier, what would it be?
Cookie Dough ice cream. Because it shouldn’t work (it should be a total disaster that needs to be avoided at all costs) but it does work, and even better – it’s actually good. Like, really really good.
Living On The Edge runs at Brighton Fringe 17, 21, 22 & 23 May
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