Exciting growth & scary things!
Why this newsletter is later than usual, and what I've been up to…
I've got lots of things coming up over the Summer, so I took the chance to rest and recoup at the start of this month. I spent some time by the sea, fossil-hunting in Lyme Regis, and then did some cat-sitting for my mum, where I spent most of my time reading in the garden and completing a puzzle 🐈🌱 (Harry enjoyed helping…) I didn't realise how much I'd needed a break until I took one, so I think it's important to plan things in to look forward to, especially when working towards bigger projects.
What's been happening?…
🧚♀️I signed with Green Fairy Productions I'm thrilled to say that I have signed with management at Green Fairy Productions, meaning there are lots of exciting new opportunities on the cards! You can now view my info on their website. 🏙 I performed at the O2 I was hired to entertain families at a lovely event in Cineworld at the O2. They were promoting their #BeMoreChildish campaign, where adults pay kids' prices with family tickets. 🎭 I confirmed a second show for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe I'm super happy to say that our show Absurd: A Live Cabaret Panel Show will be returning to this year's Fringe, and this year we'll be in Whistlebinkies! (that's a lovely Edinburgh venue, not keys to your bin that whistle…)
🤹♀️ I started street performing again! After attempting a couple of days of street shows in Covent Garden in October, going back to perform more felt even more daunting, mainly because I knew how crazily difficult it was going to be! Standing in the middle of the street, trying to get people to stop and watch a show they're not expecting, then keeping their attention… it's a lot! But it went so much better than I expected! The 2 days last year had shown me how I needed to change my approach, which helped me to gain an audience during each of my slots this time. (Last time, I only got an audience for 2 out of 6 slots). I'm very excited to go out and continue learning this new skill, and to get gradually better & better!
What's Absurd? I hear you ask… 👇
Check out the Green Fairy Productions website 👇
See if you can spot me entertaining at Cineworld 👇
“𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥. 𝘉𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘣𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘸𝘢𝘺.” - 𝘕𝘦𝘪𝘭 𝘎𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘯
Here are some of the things that have been keeping me inspired & creative this month… P.S. I haven't been asked or paid to recommend or advertise any of the below, I just think others might enjoy them!
Tickle Me Pink by Johnny Flynn The main reason I love this song is the lyric: '"Pray for the people inside your head For they won't be there when you're dead" It sounds darker typed out like this, but sung happily in this song, it just makes me smile. It also makes any negative thoughts feel less frustrating, as if the occasionally noisy thoughts in your head are just a number of anxious people trying their best to figure things out.
The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde 'England, 2020. There are 1.2 million human-sized rabbits living in the UK. They can walk, talk and drive cars, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphising Event 55 years ago.' I found this book bonkers but brilliant, hilarious in places and also tragic in others. It feels reminiscent of Orwell's 1984, yet modern, and farcical.
Derry Girls created by Lisa McGee Every time I watch this show it makes me giggle! The writing feels genius, the characters are brilliant, and the one-liners they come out with are hilarious. And this is all topped off with meaningful moments that are beautiful and heart-warming. If you want a 20-minute show to brighten up your day, then I would highly recommend having a watch!
That's it for now, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your April! I'll be back in May with more info about the Edinburgh Fringe shows, and everything else that's going on 🌟 (P.S. If you don't want to hear all about it, then you can unsubscribe below, but I'd love for you to stick around for a very magical journey 🌠 Yours magically,