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TRANSCRIPT: Hello and welcome on the wooden path, this is your host Yann on this journey to discover bold and new theatre.
The Fedora Curse
Hamlet / … no time to record but AC!!!
Tommy Wiseau underwear actor ACS
No Chocolate to eat for performance.
Singing every morning to check if my voice was OK.
I’ve decided that I shall not talk about everything I go see at this year’s Fringe, for two reasons; not all shows will warrant an episode and I’ve invested too much in some others for instance I won’t be talking about the Rove Street Productions ones and the Stuffed Puffin one.
The best way to enjoy the Fringe for less, I would say is to perform in multiple plays, one in each venue brand, theSpace, Pleasance, Assembly, Gilded Balloon… as long as a show is not sold-out with your performer pass, you should be able to get in to any show for free.
2 cool places I recommend to stay
Safestay Royal Mile / Christopher’s Inn
CoDE, no, breakfast with unlimited waffle, or well, make your own waffle, 4 slices of Cheese. AVOID Booking.
Flyering tricks I’ve seen this year, on my way to COMA, I saw a stone with a heart on it. Grabbed it and it was an ad.
Be observant, Around 10am on the last day of my first visit at the Fringe, inside the venue where all ACS shows are playing, in the male toilets, I found around £1300. So much for losing money at the Fringe, right. Well, the only was that this money came in the shape of an iPhone so I got outside and told an employee and all that… and it was actually the iPhone X of the employee I talked with.
Tommy Wiseau / Greg Sestero videos:
If you’re a listener already, I hope you enjoyed season 1 and are ready for this new adventure in Edinburgh. If you’re entirely new, know that I’m Yann Sicamois and I trained as an actor in Acting Coach Scotland in 2016, and I actually stayed in Glasgow and I now moved with two former classmates Adam & Anouk who are the two other cogwheels behind The Good, the Bad and the Just Plain Standard Podcast, where we talk about movies every week. This is not that podcast though, you’re on the wooden path now and as I’ve been doing since 2016 I’ll go lose myself im fringe venues this year again, with a huge difference, I’ll report on it for your listening pleasure (or discomfort, haters are welcome too).
Compared to the shows I’ve discussed in season 1 you should know that there are particularities in Fringe theatre and EdFringe in particular; any spare room can become a performing space, most shows are under an hour, seating is most of the time unreserved, there are 2 days with 2for1 for most each year, as a performer you usually enter the space a few minutes before your time and leave promptly just after because there ate a crazy amount of shows every day, lodging is barely affordable even if you book early, the official EdFringe all is convenient so that you can have a neat calendar of everything BUT they charge 0.80£ per ticket (capped at 4.80£ per order), I know I must have paid around 100£ in 3 years just in fees.