It’s been two weeks since the debut of “Don’t Talk To Me About Love”. How did it go? Phenomenal. Honestly, absolutely smashed it, and I’m hella proud. Hannah Rachel Cruickshank and Amelia Bayler both absolutely killed it, so it was mega great work all round.
We had a bloody full house!! Full house!! I was gobsmacked. And, also, only about a third were people I knew, so the majority were actual randoms. Which I did not expect at all. My marketing degree is coming in use!! We managed to get Joe Public interested and turning up! I’m so pleased and so proud. Go me. I’m great.
The show managed to flow smoothly, and I didn’t forget anything really. Sure, I got a bit lost and forgot my place a few times, but with my trusty cheat sheet and my improv experience I held it together. Oh, well, I say I didn’t forget anything- that’s a lie. I finish the show off with a poem I wrote about 4 years ago that inspired the show. And I forgot it. I forgot the bloody inspiration for the show! I managed to remember a full hour of content and forgot the ending. What a daft bitch. I read it off my phone, so it’s grand, it’s sorted. I’m an improv genius.
I also got a shit load of feedback, which was very helpful and very touching. A lot of praise for how honest, vulnerable, relatable and funny it was. Which made me cry. Because I want my work to resonate with the audience and give them stuff to think about, and also normalise being a mad shagger and mental health and therapy. It’s a lot of shit people go through, so if I can make one person feel better and make their problems easier to talk about then I’ve done my job as a writer. I’m gonna give myself a bonus.
So, what’s next? Well, I am also pleased to announce that I will be taking Don’t Talk To Me About Love to this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as part of the PBH Free Fringe. You should come. It’s a hella good show.
I had a bunch more to write and was gonna make this post a bit more funny and shit, but I’m hella hungry, so I’m gonna go make dinner instead. I’m having salmon. Yum yum yum.
Come to my show.