When you take a show anywhere of note the ultimate aims (for me) are the following.
getting bums on seats. Nothing has to be a sell out. Nothing can be a sell out, really, if we’re being completely honest. But to me it’s not primarily about the money, it’s about people seeing what you’re bringing to life. To get the interaction of a laugh, a gasp, a moment in time where they are completely with you and belief is absolutely suspended… Having them climb aboard for the ride. Hearing them talk about it afterwards… In the hope that they’ve taken something from the performance where they might be thinking.
reviews. We all want our show to be seen by an educated eye. Someone who will come in with an objective view in the hope they will see positives but also the negatives, but put them across on such a constructive way that it can but only help any future developments not only with the current production, but any work that shall follow.
reputations. The aim is to create the opportunity of having your work out there, people becoming aware of it. The success of a show doesn’t lie in the financial outcome, the proof of it is in the pudding. So when you go somewhere with a reputation for producing consistently great, new, innovative theatre, you want to be able to come away from it saying you played a part in not only keeping the reputation alive, but perhaps even help it grow.
Of course the reputation you want to build as an individual is a fantastic motivator. There’ll always be detractors – someone who doesn’t believe or support you. Surround yourself with those that do, those with a common aim, and with the determination it will thrive.
Having been to 2 consecutive Camden Fringes, receiving opening night 5 star reviews for both shows, and another 2 brilliant reviews during the run, you’re on the way to cementing something. You’re getting the chance to be welcomed back in the future with any potential work you may have.
CAPTIVE HEARTS – 2016
5 shows. 3 reviews. Opening night ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review. One of the men it was about, JOHN McCARTHY in attendance. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and a ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 review.
HOMELESS COMFORTS – 2017
3 shows. 3 reviews. Opening night ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review. Members of the charity you’ve been involved with coming along to watch, ONE BIG FAMILY – helping the homeless. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ review.
When they mention your research, that the play is ‘grounded in reality’ ‘performances of @PaulBridger73 and @ElizabethCachia are excellent, intelligent, provocative and inspiring’ ‘sympathetic direction, dynamically crafted by @alcarretta ‘ you know you’re heading the right direction.
HOMELESS COMFORTS – Reviews here:
CAPTIVE HEARTS – Reviews here:
Here’s to Camden Fringe 2018!