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EDINBURGH 2022: Rob Carter Q&A

EDINBURGH 2022: Rob Carter Q&A

EDINBURGH 2022: Rob Carter Q&A

BWW catches up with Rob Carter to chat about bringing Christopher Bliss: Captain Words Eye to the 2022 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Tell us a bit about Captain Words Eye
Captain Words Eye is Christopher's love letter to words. A talentless writer from rural Shropshire, Christopher spends 99% of his life inside his own brain stringing words together to make his peculiar little 1-page novels, but since the pandemic he's been exploring new forms of writing for him to absolutely ruin: novellas, poems, journalist articles, jokes, songs, you name it.
If you've seen Christopher Bliss before, then you'll get to see him absolutely butcher some brand new forms of writing. And if you haven't seen him before, then it's a feel-good show where you egg on this drivel merchant for an hour and come out feeling so glad that you don't have this guy's brain that it will give you a spring in your step for an entire year.
Has Shropshire's worst writer been honing his skills during lockdown?
Christopher lives such a solitary lifestyle that he didn't even realise there was a lockdown until 6 months in. So most of lockdown was business as usual for Christopher: up, bath, novel, breakfast, novel, lunch, bath, nap, novel, nap, dinner, bath, bed. But once he cottoned on to the pandemic he bought his first ever newspaper and got inspired by the articles - or newspaper novels as he calls them - kickstarting his foray into new forms of writing for him to turn his deluded hand to.
This is your fifth run at the festival, do you feel like you know what to expect?
Absolutely not. I'm in a new venue at a new time with a new show, and add into the mix my new baby and you've got yourself a lovely little whirlwind of uncertainty. But I guess that's the spirit of the fringe: to chuck yourself head first into the madness and try to learn something in the process
Who would you recommend comes to see Captain Words Eye?
Anyone aged 12 and above who understands English and enjoys smiling.
Where else might we know you from?
8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Peep Show, Fresh Meat, Ladhood, Siblings, Danny & Mick, Malory Towers, Christopher's Amazon Prime movie reviews, Question Team.

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