As the Fringe draws closer we wanted to introduce you to some of the Faces. Meet Cordelia and Jay – two of the clowns that will be bringing Follow Suit to life this August – and hear what they have to say in the build up to the festival…
Why are you excited about taking Follow Suit to Edinburgh?
Cordelia: To be even a small part of the Fringe's 70th year is a total pleasure and makes me incredibly proud! The audiences in Edinburgh are the best anywhere because the festival environment breeds an experimental atmosphere where people expect to see a huge variety and to seek out the boundary-breaking work that you only find in Edinburgh during August.
We know that 'Follow Suit' is transformed by an audience and it's the audience that make it different every time we perform so I can't wait to see what they make of it! Performing every day is an entirely new challenge as a performer and a long run such as this is very rare for a small fringe company, except for at an arts festival the size of the Edinburgh Fringe.
Jay: I love the diversity of the audiences in Edinburgh. Plus, I'm up for the the challenge of doing an extended run of the show - it's never the same twice, so I'm excited to see how it changes and develops as the month goes by!
What are you most looking forward to when you get to scotland?
Cordelia: I can't wait to be part of the fringe bubble, which sort-of takes you out real life for a month. Of course, I'm excited to see lots of brilliant new theatre and my list is already growing fast. Here's a few at the top of it:
Jay: Is it wrong to say the chicken wings from Wings Edinburgh? Because, oh my God, they're so good. If you haven't tried them, meet me there. Performance-wise, I can't wait to see Trygve vs a Baby, Desiree Burch's Unfuckable. Oh, and FINALLY getting to watch Superbolt Theatre's Mars Actually and The Jurassic Parks.