Saturday, 20 August 2016

Great gigs, and a Twitter round up

Having got past the slump of Wednesday's audience figures, the Socks stormed on to Thursday and Friday shows that were on top form, and luckily included me bringing the video camera along for the Friday. So we have a good recording (audio wise leastways) of a cracking audience response and a spot-on performance. (The camera's at a side-on angle so, not the best shot of the faces and costumes. Added to which, our previous two attempts to video the show from the technician's booth have seen a bit of curtain flop down in front of the lens halfway through, meaning we have great footage of one sock, but not the other!)

Of course next week's figures are starting off low, as happened last year, and which may betoken a pattern of change across the Edinburgh calendar. Those people who make Edinburgh a holiday are not doing it so much in week three. So if you've not cleaned up on the box office in weeks one and two (and we've been doing okay) you can't pin your hope on next week. Oh and Monday 29th - the final Monday - is still looking like a really bad mistake to have made. How we will ever get anyone along to that anticlimax-in-waiting I do not know. Still, that's well over a week away, and a lot can change in that time.

One thing that looms large is the Sitcom Trials final, the build up to which, with heats in June & July, all happened over in the Sitcom Trials' own blog. I still have judges to find, and guest places to arrange. But it looks like being fun.

Indeed this year, with the quality of my show being something I'm genuinely happy with, and my audiences having been the best in terms of quality (I could ask for bigger numbers some night, but relative to other acts in town I really really mustn't grumble), it's been a great Edinburgh. Much of which I've not taken time to write up in my blog. Let's see if, along the way, I've written anything of note on Twitter or Facebook.

Have passed 3 Edinburgh Tardisses that are now cafes. What's the chances of one being run by a Clara?

Hev: "Edinburgh is the only place where a lanyard doesn't automatically make you think someone's attending an HR conference."

There's a line in our show about "..probably a Shakespeare Strictly". Life, it seems, is all set to mirrorball art.

Who says kids are immature? These are the ideas they came up with for comic titles today.

I designed this t-shirt! (In 1993). Finally it's news.

Aug 12: Hooray! Edinburgh Parking Services just let me off a parking fine (cos app had wrong number plate showing)

If only those were here.

Thanks to all at last night's excellent Socks Do Shakespeare (inc Ellie & Yates family in selfie). Fab fun again.

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre do Shakespeare every night at 10.30pm at the Gilded Balloon at the Edinburgh Fringe August 2016. BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment

★★★★★ "Accessible, contemporary and ridiculous" - Brighton Argus May 2016

Aug 3 - 29 - 10.30pm The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 

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