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Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Anna Morris - GLASGOW: THE PERFECT AUDIENCE
The last time I visited Glasgow was 2004, when I was casting kids for a TV gameshow called Scary Sleepover. We were looking for brave, chatty and funny kids and there were no shortage of these in the city. Eight years later, these kids are now old enough to see my show, which makes me realise that a) I am older b) if my audience are like the people I met the first time round, I’ll be just fine...
My show is more about the audience, than me. Each of my characters require their help to achieve something. If the audience aren’t up for it, are half asleep and shy then it simply! doesn’t work. I designed a fun, interactive show which keeps you on your toes and means you become part of the character’s world.
So I’m pretty sure that Glasgow might just give me the best audience yet. In the Edinburgh Festival last year, any Glaswegians in my audience were usually the first people to join in, holler, smile and help the characters. I also met a group of Glaswegian women on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile who were on a hen night, drinking cocktails out of pink plastic water bottles complete with twirly straws. I was so impressed by their booze planning I invited them to the show, where they provided more entertainment than me!
Posted by GlasgowComedy at 17:17