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Bye Bye Edinburgh

I’m on a train speeding through the countryside on a bright sunny day. In just a few hours I’ll be back in London and I’m looking forward to the familiarity and home comforts of the Castle.

This morning we got… read more

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Our Last Show

This afternoon Chopin and I took to the stage in the Pleasance Above for our last show at the Fringe. It’d sold out so the venue was packed. It was an even more joyous show than usual and I could… read more

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Total Theatre

This morning I had an email to say we’d been nominated for a Total Theatre Award in the ‘emergent company’ category. This is really exciting, and just being nominated feels like a big achievement. I feel really proud… read more

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Taking My Tics Out at the Fringe

Up until I arrived in Edinburgh a week ago I’d seen only nine theatre shows, not just in the last month, or year, but in my whole life.

For a thirty-four-year-old theatre-lover and performer this probably doesn’t seem very impressive,… read more

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Heckling Christ

Yesterday evening, after a day of practical tasks like food shopping, laundry, and tidying, followed by our amazing walk and a home-cooked dinner, I felt ready to head back into the Festival.

After a bit of flyering… read more

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Hot Tips for Flyering

I’ve learnt very fast that flyers are a key part of the Edinburgh Fringe experience. These bits of card, each with details of a show, are everywhere, and handing them out to passing strangers is a never-ending job.

I’ve noticed… read more

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Our First Show

This afternoon we put on the first performance of Backstage In Biscuit Land (#BIBL) for an Edinburgh audience. After so much planning and preparation, it felt brilliant to be under way at last.

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Brace Yourself World!

Tomorrow will be the première of Backstage in Biscuit Land at the Edinburgh Fringe and I’m very excited!

I’ve already been to see a couple of shows and have been stunned by quite how much there is to see up… read more

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We’re Here!

We arrived in Edinburgh this afternoon and quickly settled into the place where we’re staying. I was keen to get out and start exploring as soon as possible and fortunately I had a good guide – my co-performer Jess Mabel… read more

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A Weekend of Loose Ends

In three days we leave for Scotland and by this time next week I’ll have my first performance of Backstage In Biscuit Land at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival under my belt. There’s still loads to do and in the… read more

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