‘Call Me Oz’ is currently wowing the Edmonton Fringe in Canada to the tune of Five Stars!
Whilst I’ve been hanging around the office resting my poorly ankle (it’s well and truly on the mend now, thanks for asking!), Richard has been flogging his wares across the pond in Canada. This is FINDING THE WILL’s first foray into international waters and, so far, we like it! Unlike Edinburgh Fringe (where we’ve dallied before in 2014) it would seem that in Edmonton, at least one review is guaranteed, possibly up to four. So far our Transatlantic star has secured two – a four star and a five star review – and, frankly, I couldn’t be more proud. The Five Stars came from the Edmonton Journal Thanks to the wonders of modern technology (and the fact that Canada is seven hours behind in time) I was able to speak to Richard with the good news yesterday morning when he woke up – slightly bizarre that I saw his review here in the UK before he did in Canada!
So chuffed was I with Mr Curnow’s review that I made him a promotional film to celebrate. Click below and follow the link to see what you’re missing if you’re reading this in the UK (and do make sure the volume is turned up)!
Meanwhile life in the Shire continues. Preparations are ongoing for a 2019 tour of ‘Naming The View’, our new play which opened in Cheltenham in June. The next performance in just over three weeks’ time on Saturday 15 September at The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham, Wiltshire. The Pound has always been a great supporter of FINDING THE WILL enabling us to perform ‘Bard Heads’ for the very first time way back in 2010 and, indeed, supporting this production by providing us with rehearsal and development space. We are grateful for all this support.
Selling a show is not easy though. You would think that having a great product, photos, promotional videos, publicity and reviews in the bag would make it simple but seemingly not………it’s a fascinating learning curve I must say! You can follow our progress on our dedicated Facebook page.
So it’s fair to say that the summer holidays, far from being restful (although I have had my foot up quite a lot) have been a bit full on. In fact, getting back to school and into a normal routine will be something of a relief! There’s plenty of that coming up too in Wiltshire, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire but more of that in the next edition. For now let’s give the final word to Canada – bye bye!