Next up in our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s it’s the turn of Ellyn Daniels on her show Emotional Terrorism
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Emotional Terrorism is a dark comedy about ballet, sex, paranoia, modeling, bulimia, herpes, emotional abuse, alcoholism, guilt, humiliation, desperation, failure and redemption.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
I was in Barcelona modelling in the latter half of 2016 and I went to London for a week to visit friends and decided to perform at an open mic in Angel while I was there. This guy in the audience told me he loved my set and said I should do a show at the Edinburgh Fringe. The idea stuck in my mind and a few months later I was sitting on my friend’s couch in Raleigh, NC not sure what to do next and I opened my computer and started making up a synopsis for a show I’d not yet written and began applying to venues in Edinburgh.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
It’s my first Fringe, so I have no idea what to expect nor do I have any advice to offer. Come to think of it, I haven’t been given any advice specific to the Fringe.
What makes your show stand out from all the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
The stories I act out in my show are from my life experiences, which have been uniquely bizarre and disturbing. It’s extremely personal and specific. Though it’s a comedy, it’s tragic, but people walk away feeling inspired.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Lady Muck by Lauren Pattison. Lauren went up before me one night in March at Backyard Comedy Club. She blew me away. She’s a force of nature and I’m really excited to see her show.
Name of the show: Emotional Terrorism
Venue: Just The Big Room Just The Tonic @ The Caves
Dates: 3 August – 26 August 2017 (not 14)