Who? Sukh Ojla
What? For Sukh’s Sake
Where? Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose – Nip (Venue 24)
What are your feelings as you enter into this year’s Edinburgh Fringe season?
This is the first year I will be performing for the full run so I guess sheer terror laced with excitement. I’m really looking forward to bringing my show to a wider audience as well as seeing a variety of shows and eating lots of jacket potatoes. Of course.
What is the premise of your Edinburgh show this year?
For Sukh’s Sake is about moving back in with your parents at a time when all your mates are buying houses and having babies. It’s about finding yourself crying into a cheese and onion pasty at Rochester train station on a Tuesday afternoon, living a double life, and the extreme lengths I went to in search of happiness.
What is the biggest obstacle you face(d) while putting this show together?
Finances. It was the only reason I ended up applying later than I wanted. I had absolutely no idea how I would pay for it. Thankfully a combination of extreme saving, acting work and the fact that I hate socialising has helped.
Has your attitude towards the Fringe changed at all in recent years?
Not really. I still think the Fringe is inaccessible to people from low income, working class and BAME backgrounds. If I didn’t live with my parents and have an over inflated sense of self there is no way I would be able to go up for the whole month.
Do you have any other Edinburgh show recommendations?
I caught a preview of Tamsyn Kelly’s show, Petroc, which is about her experience of growing up on an estate near Lands End with a dangerous father and a disabled mother.
Where would you like to be in a year’s time?
Not living with my parents.