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DTF: Doing The Fringe

DTF: Doing The Fringe

By Apropos Theatre

In this series we’ll chat with the people who work behind the scenes to make this all happen. We’ll speak with reviewers, people in charge of running venues, we’ll look at the marketing side of things, as well as speaking with actors, writers, and directors who are taking work to the fringe.
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Anthony Alderson - Director of The Pleasance

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Fringe Follow Ups
Fringe Follow Ups
In this episode we chat with three of the people we interviewed pre-fringe, to find out what their experience of fringe 2022 was like. First, we speak with Pollyanna Esse (Director of 20 Minutes of Action) about expectations and the effect of a verbatim play. Second, we speak to Julian Spooner (Co-Director of Rhum + Clay) about what you can learn after a decade of making fringe theatre. Finally, we speak to Fergus Morgan (Theatre Critic) about the number of shows he saw, and question just how successful this year's fringe was.
34:18
October 12, 2022
Lauren-Nicole Mayes - Writer/Performer of Dear Little Loz
Lauren-Nicole Mayes - Writer/Performer of Dear Little Loz
Lauren-Nicole Mayes is a Blackpool born and bred actress currently living in Manchester. She was awarded a full scholarship to Italia Conti Academy where she studied musical theatre for three years. Shortly after graduating, she started working in musicals on cruise ships, before returning to the UK and starting work in TV. She played Gina King in The Bay, and Chantelle Wilder in Coronation Street. Now, Lauren is taking her one woman play ‘Dear Little Loz’ to the Edinburgh Fringe. The play started life as a monologue for Burn Bright, before being developed into a one act play. Dear Little Loz explores love, and the price we are willing to pay for it, it is a poetic exploration of love – love for the scabby boys in Blackpool, dodgy dates with Dave and the desperate need for a daddy-daughter connection.
30:26
July 25, 2022
Hazel Anderson - Street Performer and Director of Likely Story
Hazel Anderson - Street Performer and Director of Likely Story
Hazel Anderson is a performer who doesn’t limit herself to one style of performance. On one side, we have a one-woman clown character called Able Mable, who can be found performing on streets worldwide, wearing a golden sequin dress. Able Mable has entertained crowds in places like Edinburgh, Hong Kong, and Dubai, with a performance that involves quick change, escapology, and juggling. On the other side of Hazel’s performing CV is her role as Co-Director of ‘Likely Story’ who focus on making stories come alive with magic, for communities who might not otherwise see professional work. ‘Likely Story’ often focuses on making work for younger audiences by reworking and putting their own spin on classic fairy tales.
28:25
July 13, 2022
Julian Spooner - Rhum + Clay
Julian Spooner - Rhum + Clay
Julian Spooner is one of the founders and co-Artistic Directors of Rhum + Clay, a theatre company born out of Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. The Lecoq focus on physical theatre, the body and mime remain a key device in Rhum + Clay’s work. Other graduates from Lecoq include Steven Berkoff and Complicité’s Simon McBurney. In this episode, we discus how 'play' influences the creative process and the influence of the Edinburgh Fringe on Rhum + Clay as a theatre company.
34:35
June 25, 2022
Fergus Morgan - Theatre Reviewer
Fergus Morgan - Theatre Reviewer
Fergus Morgan is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in outlets like What's On Stage, Time Out, The Stage, Vice and The Independent. In this episode we chat about the realities of working at the Fringe, the issues with ‘social hiring’ and the issues facing arts journalism today.
32:22
June 18, 2022
Anthony Alderson - Director of The Pleasance
Anthony Alderson - Director of The Pleasance
Anthony Alderson is the Director of The Pleasance, both in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe. In this podcast, we chat about the support that The Pleasance offers to emerging artists, the impact the fringe has on the arts, and the city of Edinburgh, and how performance is an important part of our society.
35:01
June 10, 2022
Pollyanna Esse - 20 Minutes of Action
Pollyanna Esse - 20 Minutes of Action
'20 Minutes of Action' is a piece of verbatim theatre from Pollyanna Esse. Verbatim theatre gives the real words of real people to actors to perform. '20 Minutes of Action' scrutinises one of the most pertinent conversations of our time: women's safety. Using the exact words of the victim, the perpetrator and their families, '20 Minutes of Action' guides you through one of the most controversial sexual assault cases in recent American history. This episode discusses sexual assault. 
26:07
June 03, 2022
Welcome to DTF: Doing the Fringe
Welcome to DTF: Doing the Fringe
In this series we’ll chat with the people who work behind the scenes to make this all happen. We’ll speak with reviewers, people in charge of running venues, we’ll look at the marketing side of things, as well as speaking with actors, writers, and directors who are taking work to the Fringe. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes over the city throughout the month of August. Actors, comedians, clowns, acrobats, writers, producers, directors, singers, dancers from all over the world, descend on the city bringing fresh new work to the largest arts festival in the world. There are over three hundred venues, over three and a half thousand shows and over 55,000 performances.
00:55
May 17, 2022