10th August 2023 - I left my flat in London and headed all the way up to Edinburgh for EdFringe. Starting off the season with 1 week of My Best Judys where I got to share the stage and spend time with Madeleine Joyce, Caitlin Cassidy and Tom Harris. Caitlin and I produced a show in Perth in 2020/21/22 which has developed into a celebration of all things Judy. We were at Zoo Venues and had special guests such as Dan Abrahams (guitar), Benji Arnold (Trombone), Nishla Smith (Vocals) and Hilary Marie (Tap dancer) as well as a variety of 'Audience Member' Judys who helped us with a tune or two.
"Never mind following the yellow brick road, just follow MY BEST JUDYS @mybestjudysatfringe and let’s hope they will be back"
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Theatre News -
Then it was time for some ER action...
20th August 2023 - Roll in the week of Drop Me Off In Harlem with some more of my favourite people... The Easy Rollers . We had our main show at The Jazz Bar PLUS another Speakeasy event at Argyle Cellar bar. Oh and it wouldn't be Fringe without one night at Stramash.
"Easily the best chance finding of the Fringe. Was recommended to see the Easy Rollers by a friend and, boy they did not disappoint. Hands down the coolest show I have seen, it was literally like being taken back in time to a 1920s speakeasy and you can’t help but dance and sing along. Really fun show by a talented group, would thoroughly recommend - so much so that I have already bought tickets for their extended show in Newcastle later this year. See you guys in October!"
- Audience Fringe Review
Not only was it a brilliant week but it was the warm up for our UK Autumn Tour of the full length Drop Me Off In Harlem! Who said anything about post show blues... we have a tour to go! The perfect way to spend my 5 year EdFringe anniversary. 💕
27th August 2023 - Thank goodness I can sleep on planes. My journey to Australia begins.
🚗 EDINBURGH ➡️ MANCHESTER
✈️ MANCHESTER ➡️ ZURICH ➡️ SINGAPORE ➡️ SYDNEY
On this trip I had many highlights including spending time with my cousin Jack and my Godparents, celebrating the marriage of my lovely friends Lucy & Ranald, a road trip with some uk pals, catching up with my old housemate in Newcastle and performing in the premiere of a staged song cycle called Closing Time by Ross Fiddes.
Then off we go again...
13 September 2023 - First time to the US!
✈️ SYDNEY ➡️ LA ➡️ CHICAGO
This was a whirlwind few days to celebrate my friends, Julian + Katie, get married! Blink and you'd miss it. I got to see the city from the water and then catch a jazz gig at Green Mill... plus I had a Wendys. This was a no work stint.. it was short but sweet 💕
18 September 2023 - And that brings us to day 40. Home time.
✈️CHICAGO ➡️ LONDON
This week I unpacked my suitcase, did a LOT of laundry, caught up on some admin and reacquainted myself with my lovely flat in London. I've got a few more days of rest now, until we start The Easy Rollers Tour on 25th Sept.
That was a great trip. 😊
- Dani x