Who? Jack Baldwin (director)
What? Confetti and Chaos
Where? Imagination Workshop – Hanover Suite (Venue 119)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
I’m slightly trepidatious this year as I’ve had a couple of Fringes off and am worried that I’m too excited.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
The premise is that a bride and groom have had a very small (Bride’s parents & groom’s best man) wedding ceremony but that the Mother of the Bride has invited all her extended friends and family to a surprise wedding reception – the audience are the invited guests so there’s quite an immersive element and some very mild interaction.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
The show was known as The Wedding Reception before, but we’ve re-imagined it a bit (a lot!) and renamed it, so we need audiences to know that – it’s both reliably established and brand new! And time has been a factor for the cast going to Edinburgh: due to various constraints and commitments we’ve only had about four full days together. Thankfully most of the script was already written and the cast were fantastic from the get go.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
Having been in London for the past two Fringes I found myself yearning to be in Edinburgh. I’ve been at twelve of the last nineteen so this year will be thirteen in twenty (maybe that number’s why I’m feeling a little nervous), and whilst every year is different there’s always a very definably Edinburgh Fringe feel.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
Comrade Egg & The Chicken of Tomorrow (Pleasance); The Dots (Imagination Workshop); The Wrong Ffion Jones (Udderbelly). There are plenty of others but that’s it off the top of my head. Oh – Faulty Towers The Dining Experience (Imagination Workshop), which I’m in!
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
Returning triumphant from Hollywood with a new show premiering at the Fringe.