And so as the hands of the clock turn another 12 months go by and before you know it you’re walking around Edinburgh thinking, how the hell is it this time of year again?
I arrived on Monday night. I was meant to be taking the sleeper train, but I was informed by a lovely friend that it meant I would be sharing a carriage with a stranger. So I booked a flight instead. I’m in a lovely, very large flat this year just behind Harvey Nichols and am sharing with Ross Lee, Ashley Hames and Nathan Caton, all of which are doing their first shows, so this being my 4th makes me the old pro. I’m so not that. I also got to feel very manly last night when I got in by working out how to turn the shower on, and fixing the bathroom light. I am so macho now it hurts.
Annoyingly our TV doesn’t have any bloody TV signal so I’m trying to fix that, there’s no actual ariel point. Weird. But at least the Xbox will come in handy. My room is very large, but not the largest, and has the most questionable bed covers I’ve ever seen. I feel like I should be in some kids TV show.
Today I had to tech my show, so I got to meet my fab venue crew all managed by Will, who managed my venue last year. It’s a great space the King Dome, nice and large, the lights are looking good, the props fit nicely on the stage, and now I just can’t wait to do the bloody show. I’ll rehearse my lines again tomorrow and then it’s go go go.
Also the best thing about today is getting to see the venues take shape and start to play spot your poster. I found one of mine. I smiled. Then took a photo of it. Here’s the photo for you to view.
Right time to head out to meet Ashley and Ross for a drink and perhaps some food. Come see the show if you get a chance. Previews start tomorrow and I’m on every night at the Pleasance Dome at 8.30pm
P.S. Does anyone know where I can find Jacobs Cream Crackers in Edinburgh? There were NONE in Sainsburys. I like them very much.