OH GOOD LORD I would like a peaceful cottage in a field and food on a plate and to watch bake off and then have an early night.
Edinburgh is mad. It truly is some delicious parallel universe and I think it's ok to admit it sends you bat shit crazy too.
It's our first time in Edinburgh and our show is on at 11.30pm that is PEE EM. Late. Past your bedtime one might say. And we're living in some strange time zone of sleeping around 4am until midday. Because once the show's done we have a pint to wind down with those that came to see us. We walk home (occasionally past a kebab shop) and then have a cuppa on the sofa and try to switch off our wired post-show brains.
But. All being said. Our audiences are being so generous for that time of evening. We are so thankful to all those coming to see us and saying nice things, tweeting them and passing on the good word to their friends. We have worked hard at getting industry in, so much so that every day we have producers and programmers in to see us. Which is.....our priority. Someone asked me that the other day..."What's your priority?" and our answer was to get as much industry in to see us for to get the ball rolling to book a tour. I had been feeling immense guilt that our poster wasn't up in enough places, that we weren't flyering enough or that we weren't getting enough press in. Guilt is a very unhelpful thing to feel. And. Let's just consider our priority as a company right? Ok our houses have been half full and word is not getting spread as much as we'd hoped. But every day we have at least two or three industry in, and we've worked hard on that. So that should be celebrated right?
Ok. I celebrated a little bit.
You can't help wanting to do just that little bit more though can you. No matter how hard we work it just doesn't seem hard enough!
Fringe rambling over. Happy Edinburgh all. Don't feel guilt. There's over 3,000 of us companies here. Cray cray.
Love from Alice.
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