With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHubwe want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Scary Shit answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
Scary Shit is a show about friendship, being a woman and asking for help.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
I have been up to the Fringe for the past 4 years, but never with a show, and I absolutely adore it. The amount of talent and creativity is off the charts. I finally got the bottle to make a touring show that I thought would really suit, plus it fits in two suitcases. The title of the show is quite apt for how I’m feeling about a 24 show run, we have never done that before, so that will be #ScaryShit
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
My mentor is Bryony Kimmings and as the Queen of theFringeshe gives the best advice.In factyou can find her opening speech last year herehttp://bit.ly/29dcHoMthat gives tons of the right advice for everyone. I’m going to meditate on it every morning; depending on what time I rolled in from a party I didn’t want to leave. As it is my first time, I need all the advice I can get. I imagine if it gets really bad I’ll get some chips and gravy and find a corner to have a little sob in.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
I’m the only person I know that has a pink fluffy helmet! It’s definitely different, which I think is mostly down to the process of making the show; it’s all completely real. The show was made in collaboration with Maddy Morgan and Joy Griffiths. My mother-in-law Joy is a psychotherapist and I asked her if she could give me therapy to get over my fear of talking on the telephone. I’m very lucky in that we have a cool mother/daughter-in-law relationship, so she said yes. Maddy who is alsointhe show is my mate, and super lush dancer, and I asked her if she had any fears that she would like to work through, turned out she had a fear and anxiety around fertility. We attended therapy with Joy, filmed the sessions and used the footage and the experience as materialinthe show. The result is dance theatre with a smutty mouth. It’s an outrageous, funny, difficult ride, and it’s real.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
Soooo many. I heart Bourgeois and Maurice, Figs In Wigs, all of the Forest Fringe shows, The Sick Of The Fringe have a great programme for artists and wellbeing, Sophie Willan is super funny, everyone at The Pleasance. There are heaps; it is going to be top.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show:Scary Shit
Venue:The Pleasance Courtyard, Bunker Two
Dates:3-29 August 2016 (no show 10/15/22 August)