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Acting, Culture, Edinburgh Fringe

Thoughts on EdFringe 2016.

It’s done. Edinburgh Fringe 2016. The dust has settled, the glitter is finally out of my pores and I’ve been firmly ensconced in the bosom of my family home for a good week now. I have so much to say about the whole experience that I wanted to just hang on before writing it up to really let my thoughts sort themselves out. AND I’M READY. So here’s the skinny on what I learnt. 1. It’s an Emotional Rollercoaster I’ve never done anything that has made me  ...

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Acting, Culture, Edinburgh Fringe

Edfringe Feels

In just over a month I will be hitting the heady, wonderful world of Edinburgh Fringe with my own show, Katie Brennan’s Quarter-Life Crisis. EXCITING INNIT! I’ve been up to my eyeballs in prep, so I thought I’d pen a quick post to give you a wee update on how it’s going! Ten years ago I made my first trip up to Edinburgh Fringe with Year Out Drama Company to perform as a drunk lord in a production of The Tempest (and to perform as a real-life drunk lord on the  ...

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Acting

Low Pay/No Pay Acting Work

I’m writing this in my dressing room at the Union Theatre, where I’m currently a cast member in the show The Spitfire Grill. I say dressing room in the loosest sense of the word. It’s an attic space directly above the stage, underneath the railway arches, lit by fairy lights and disco balls  and with a few friendly mice running around. Its genuinely quite romantic and charming, as long as we remember to take the bins out. It’s a profit share production, which means  ...

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Acting, Culture, London, Theatre, Theatre, West-End

Bend it Like Beckham- Phoenix Theatre

A couple of weeks ago I had a jaunt down to the Phoenix Theatre to catch the latest screen-to-stage adaption to hit the West End (on that, by the way, WHY HAS NO-ONE ADAPTED ‘HOOK’ FOR THE STAGE YET?! COME THE FUCK ON WORLD). Yes, Bend It Like Beckham is the latest movie to received the MT treatment and has landed at the Phoenix Theatre with all it’s bhangra and footballs firmly in place. I met up with Rebecca, Michaela, Wilma and assorted other  ...

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