It’s that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s. Guillaume Pigé talks about his show The Nature of Forgetting.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
It is a life-affirming journey into one man’s weakening mind – where broken does not have to mean defeated.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
It had always been part the plan. I absolutely love the Fringe and the whole buzz around it. I also find it very healthy for the piece. It almost feels like a show and ultimately a team is never quite complete until it has gone through a run at the Edinburgh Fringe. This long run will allow us to really own the piece and also give us the confidence to keep playing with it and be bold. Off stage, we will be seeing lots and lots of shows and sharing incredible life moments. Also, we are part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase this year, so that’s definitely another incentive.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Come up with a team to help you out. Sometimes the Fringe can be quite difficult, especially if you are doing a lot yourself and are wearing several hats. Make sure you take the time to see shows. Of course, see shows from your friends and companies that you know already, but also try to see work that you would not normally go and see. Visit the city!.There is a lot to discover and Arthur’s Seat is just around the corner.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
The Nature of Forgetting is all together a play, a concert, a mime piece, and dance theatre performance. You will come out of the theatre with a smile on your face and a tear in your eye, wanting to see it again.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk by Kneehigh
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: The Nature of Forgetting
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard (Forth)
Dates: Thursday 3 – Sunday 27 August 2017 (not 14)