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EDINBURGH 2017- A Day At The Fringe- Joe Sellman-Leava

EDINBURGH 2017- A Day At The Fringe- Joe Sellman-Leava

Edinburgh Festival Fringe performer Joe Sellman-Leava blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day for him at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.


Tea and toast if I'm half-organised. Scrambled eggs if I'm optimistic. Takeaway coffee en route to town if I'm being honest!


Typical list looks like this:

• check sales reports

• make the labels for Labels

• replying to emails, book press/industry comps into shows

• check sales reports again

• organising the tour of Fix (Theatre Royal Plymouth - 5-9 September, Bike Shed Theatre Exeter - 10-21 September, and Theatre Royal Stratford East, London - 4-21 October)

• check sales reports one more time!


Get ready for and perform the 11.30am performance of our Fringe-First winning show about race, migration and 'Britishness' (Thursday-Sunday, throughout August)

Flyer the Courtyard:

Everyone's favourite thing about Fringe... has to be done though! You can spot me wandering round the courtyard trying to gently nudge people towards booking one of our three shows


Get ready for, and perform, one of our brand new shows (Pleasance Courtyard, Upstairs, 3.15pm, 2-28 August). Help mop the floor at the end. Clean the wax off myself...

Flyer some more:

The last hour before Fix starts - like the rest of the team I'll do laps around the venue to catch a few more late-bookers before the show starts.


The big one! I'm not in this, but get to press the buttons at the back and watch our very talented cast take audiences on journey through the unknowns of behavioural addiction with song, science and soliloquy!

3-27 August (not 16), Underbelly Cowgate,


Come 6.50pm, we're off the clock. Our shows are done and packed away until tomorrow, and Edinburgh's my oyster!

Quick Trip Home:

Trek back towards the meadows so I can ditch my rucksack and regroup. Force myself not to climb into bed...


Taking three shows to the Fringe limits the amount you can see, but so far I've managed about one a day. Some recommendations:

• Hear me Raw (Lipsink)

• Soft Subject (Hyphen Theatre)

• All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Middle Child)

• What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors (Joule Genre)

• Massaoke's Club La La

Mario Kart:

A few of us in the team have taken to winding down with the classic Nintendo racer before bed, via a portable projector from one of Worklight's old shows (I Think I'm a Feminist)!

Photo credit: Benjamin Borley

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