Lynn Ferguson - Fringe benefits
This article is from 2008.
Never one to do things by halves, Lynn Ferguson is performing not one but two plays at this year’s Fringe. Here are her top four survival tips
- Take a publicist
Hopefully one that you know/like already. Failing that, steal someone else’s. If you don’t have one by the time you’re at the Fringe, loiter outside press parties with packets of Marlborough lights – you may be able to capture one. But stay away from Fraser Smith – he’s mine.
- Bring your spouse
Admittedly, the whole long-term relationship thing is sometimes put to the test in Edinburgh during the month of August. Nevertheless, best have your spouse with you, so you don’t end up single, as well as skint, in September.
- Bring a laptop with internet access
Your one chance to discover important things happening outside your venue – hard though that may be to believe. Key words for Googling: Afghanistan, Iraq, Mugabe.
- Do not bring your self esteem
It is useless and will get you into trouble. Edinburgh is the biggest festival in the world. Don’t be over sensitive. Dive in and enjoy.
Heart and Sole/The Plan, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, 3–25 Aug (not 11, 18), 4.15pm (Heart and Sole), 5.30pm (The Plan), £10–£11 (£9–£10). Previews 30 Jul–2 Aug, £5.