The Fringe is so important because it gives breaks to young artists and young performers coming through. You can be experimental, you can be
dangerous – you can push the edge of the theatrical experience. I think the Fringe is vital because it stimulates new work. As an international artist coming from South Africa, I think that this platform is so valuable. That’s what the Fringe is; it’s a launch, as well as a joy to be part of. It gives an outlet to a lot of people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to be in an environment where so many journalists are. And what an extraordinary experience, to see this amount of creativity in one place. I love it. I think it is an important, unique experience. Every young person
who wants to make a career in the theatre, in dance, in music and cabaret should be here, testing out their wares, learning from seeing what other people are doing. What an opportunity the Fringe offers: It’s nourishing art in every form. There are so many incredible things to see that you can’t see anywhere else, at any other time of the year. Hollywood has so many walls and so many people in front of everybody – its an effort to get to know people. At the
Fringe, you have world-class people – world-class talent – and they just want to have a drink and
shoot the breeze and that’s very cool. To go to Edinburgh, and hopefully find stuff that you know nothing
about – that’s the great adventure of it, and I love that. For the performer, it makes you
stretch your abilities and and see what you’re really made of. The Edinburgh Fringe is important because it’s fun! People need fun in their lives. There’s nothing else like it – there’s no other festival in the world that has that level of excitement and energy and intensity. This is the place where you can really
connect with people again. My goodness – I AM having a good time here!