We saw Helen's show Come With Me at the Fringe last year and loved it, so this year we managed to catch up with her about her new Fringe show When The Going Gets Duff, which will be heading up to #edfringe this august alongside Follow Suit!
Tell us a bit about your show:
It's a combination of fooling, clown, comedy story telling and all sorts in between. I set out to make a Charlotte's Web of shapes, songs and stories, then see how it all ties together at the end.
What sort of theatre do you make?
Very personal, exploratory, intimate, involving shows that celebrate the gift of being in a room full of people who will all be tickled by different parts of the process.
What’s the most important thing that theatre should be/do/have?
I like work that's honest about the exchange going on and isn't afraid to explore the space between things, whether that be audience and performer, light and dark, in and out... I don't think theatre has to have all the answers, but I like to be a part of shows that commit to their take on a topic with courage and invention.
What shows at the fringe are you most looking forward to?
Lucy Hopkins - Powerful Women Are About; Ben Target - Orange Aid; Elf Lyons - Swan; Helen Bauer and Micky Overman - Sweet Things.
When The Going Gets Duff is on at Assembly Roxy Downstairs at 7.35pm from 2-27th (not 14th)