This week, Fringe fatigue has properly hit me. Fortunately, I foresaw this months ago and had already booked a day off from both my shows today.
However, I’ve now also had a total of three days off from Stop the Press due to no audience showing up for Monday and Tuesday. Well, there have been two people on both days. But as performing in front of two people is often painful, I chose to spare these people from this and cancelled both shows. This is what happens when I’m not wearing my HTWAPQ Iron Man suit.
Fortunately, I needed the extra break, as I could feel my voice starting to go in HTWAPQ.
I was planning to try and see some shows today, but instead opted for having a complete break from all things Fringe. Performing two shows a day, plus all the weird stuff my bowels have been doing for the past three weeks, left me in need of such a day.
My day off began with looking for somewhere near where I’m staying that sells high-quality macaroni pies. If you have never had a macaroni pie, you are missing out big time.
As I opted to leave my phone in my room, I was without maps so ended up wandering around for much longer than I should have been. When I eventually found the shop, it was closed and I had to make do with a macaroni pie from the Co-op. Then I went for a run, before finishing my day watching Ant Man and the Wasp, which was good fun.
As for how my shows have been going, I had one of the very best HTWAPQs of the run on Monday. When the audience start singing along to the preshow music, you know it’s going to be a good one.
And on Saturday, I had the best show of STP so far, with a nearly full room, most things getting good laughs, and my largest bucket takings of this Fringe at £76.
I now have three shows left for Stop the Press, and four for HTWAPQ. The end is in sight and I’m now slightly more rested with hopefully enough energy to see it through.