It’s that time of year when we launch our annual series of Fringe preview Q & A’s. Powder Keg talk about their show Morale is High (Since We Gave Up Hope).
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Morale is High attempts to address the conflict of care and activism with an increasingly individualistic society, combining live music, stories about Michael Gove, and time travel.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
It felt the right time for us as a company. We’ve been up at the Fringe a lot with student productions or just as punters but never taken the leap as Powder Keg. We all love the Fringe and are inspired by it so it feels brilliant to be able to be a part of it.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Eat well, rest well, see as much as you can, don’t get drunk every night. Sensible shoes are a must.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
We’re constantly having to update the show due to the chaotic nature of British politics these days. That means that every few months we bring an almost entirely different script to the venues we perform at. For that reason the script is always fresh and energetic.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
5 Encounters on a Site Called Craigslist by Yesyesnono. We double billed with them in January at Camden People’s Theatre and they showed their work in progress of this show. It was beautiful and funny and tender and we cannot wait to see how it’s come along. Sam’s an amazing performer as well, never a boring moment.
Finally, the boring but essential bit:
Name of the show: Morale is High (Since We Gave Up Hope)
Venue: Northern Stage @ Summerhall
Dates: 5 August – 20 August 2017 (except Wednesdays)