Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Buxton Festival Fringe: Emotions run high…

Swimming in emotion at Fringe Sunday (credit: Ian J Parkes)

Well it’s the end of another fantastic Buxton Festival Fringe and after the excitement of the Awards Ceremony, I’ve been reflecting on all those other times during the Fringe when emotions have run high.

Here’s my personal list:

- An actor crosses herself in the wings before delivering an intense performance that has the audience in tears

- An art teacher tells me about the supposedly “non-academic” student who ended up creating a degree-level art project

- Crowds applaud our carnival float

- I sell half my art cards at a Fringe exhibition

- Our choir belts out “Things to Say” with its lyrics about “being quiet for too long, me head down in the crowds”

- An actor turns his back on the audience to rein in his emotions during a quietly devastating play

- A naked performer launches himself onto the crowd

- A lump of dough wails from her gas oven off stage

- Children decorate stones in the sunshine at Fringe Sunday

- A comedian finally makes successful synchronised swimmers out of a group of bemused volunteers

- A cascade of red paper engulfs the stage signifying ladybirds, life and hope

- A performer’s tireless publicity efforts result in a full house

- I finally “get” the comedian my husband has adored for years

- Seann Miley Moore shakes my hand!

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Finally, thanks again to all our reviewers who know better than any of us how to recollect emotion in tranquility to produce some great pieces of writing.

 
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