Katie Brennan appears at the Edinburgh Fringe, August 2016.

Edinburgh Fringe features Harpenden performers

Harpenden actress and blogger Katie Brennan features in her comedy show, Katie Brennan’s Quarter-Life Crisis.

The former Roundwood Park School pupil was performing her show in London, when “it got picked up by a producer, who loved it, and we are now up here for a month.

“It is amazing – there is nothing like this festival.”

Katie described her performance as a “kind of comedy/cabaret show; it’s about being in your 20s, feeling a bit lost in life and about not knowing how to be a grown-up.”

She admitted to feeling nervous about appearing on Sky News tomorrow (Saturday) for an interview about her show as, “I’m terrified I’m going to swear on live TV!”

Katie went on: “This is the fourth time I’ve performed here, but I’ve been coming to Edinburgh since 2006, as a reveller or a spectator – I’m obsessed with the festival.

“It’s a great way to be creative, and I’ve made some lovely friends through it.”

The 29 year old, who has a BA (Hons) in English literature and drama, praised her former school for helping to set her on her current path, particularly as she was helped by “lovely and supportive drama and music teachers”.

Asked about her stay in Edinburgh, Katie joked, “I’m yet to have a deep-fried haggis”.

The Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city.

Dating back to 1947, this year’s Fringe will see 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows, from 48 countries, at 294 venues across Edinburgh.

These range from big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, with the festival including theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, circus, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, opera, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.

• Katie Brennan’s Quarter-Life Crisis is at the Underbelly, George Square, between August 5-14 and 16-29. To read her blog go to http://bloodyhellbrennan.com/

• BLUSH is also at the Underbelly, August 5-15 and 17-28.

Courtesy of the Herts Advertiser 17th August 2016

 

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