“The word ‘Millennial’ is relatively new, and the concept is just crystallising, so we thought it was a more relevant time than ever to write this show.”
WHO: Alex Ferguson, Writer / Producer / Performer
WHAT: “This comic play with poems considers the issues facing an internet generation given a lot of choice without direction. In a trendy bar you’ve never heard of, Tim, a self-assured poet, narrates fellow Millennial, George’s various hypothetical lifestyle choices. Corporate sell-out? Instagram-famous? Vegan activist? Come and see!”
WHERE: Room 1, Black Market, 32 Market St
WHEN: 11:10 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
This is not my first time at the fringe, no, I have been up as a performer once before, with a uni production of One Flew Over A Cuckoo’s Nest.
But this is my first time taking completely my own show up, with my mate Geraint Williams (Lovely welsh name I know), who’s a proper actor and that.
I’m dead excited to get involved in all the events, get networking and meet as many people as I can up here. I think our show is strong, and I’d love people to come see it, and I’m excited to face that challenge!
Tell us about your show.
I wrote the show with Geraint in January, and we did so after a lot of our friends had sudden changes of career, and were struggling to come to terms with being 2/3 years out of graduation. It’s about a guy, George struggling with indecision, encountering a charismatic old friend who’s since become a poet. They play out various walks of life for George, narrated with poetry and with much hilarity.
I’d been doing a lot of spoken word poetry and stand up nights, and wanted to start to create a narrative, about Millennials and the stereotypes surrounding them. All Millennials have now entered the work place, or there abouts, and are making an impact. The word ‘Millennial’ is relatively new, and the concept is just crystallising, so we thought it was a more relevant time than ever to write this show.
We premiered at the Liverpool Fringe, at the end of June, a new fringe festival that went down to great success this year. We sold out both nights, and recieved two 4 star reviews by local reviewers.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
I have a strong draw to a particular show at the traverse theatre this year, Nina: A Story about Me and Nina Simone. I first saw this at the Unity theatre a couple of months ago, and it blew me away. A one woman show, with songs, detailing a relationship with both Nina Simone’s music and her politically, it strives to make a deep connect with the audience, sometimes to uncomfortable levels.
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