“I’ve had the chance to figure out the kinks, and hopefully avoid being upstaged by a whippet in the audience loudly drinking water during my emotional breakdown, but we’ll see!”
WHO: Katie McLeod: Performer, Writer, err terrible producer…
WHAT: “Do you want to feel calmer, more focused and relaxed? Imagine a life where daily stress just floats by like a cloud in the sky, not a rain cloud, a nice one, a fluffy one. Yeah, do you want that? You know you do, don’t you? Join me at my mindfulness workshop where we can leave our baggage behind and be in the moment, even if that moment is not quite what you thought it would be, cos hey, what is?! Sometimes that moment is f*cking terrible. I’m joking. See, mindfulness can be fun. Fun and calm.”
WHERE: Laughing Horse @ Cabaret Voltaire – Cinema Room (Venue 338)
WHEN: 18:40 (60 min)
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Is this your first time to Edinburgh?
No, I bought the show last year. I’ve had the chance to figure out the kinks, and hopefully avoid being upstaged by a whippet in the audience loudly drinking water during my emotional breakdown, but we’ll see!
What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’18?
Great audience feedback has really kept the show going, as its inspired by true events people really connect with the issues, a lot of the time the audience want to hug me, which is fine too.
Tell us about your show.
I wrote the show and perform in it.
It’s about a woman, Serena, who runs a Mindfulness workshop whilst everything in her life falls apart. My ten-year relationship ended very suddenly, I was confused and heartbroken, my fiancé disappeared psychologically, emotionally and physically.
As a practical person I wanted to really examine what had happened and I started to look into Narcissism. I realised that I had been a victim of emotional abuse, a complex and nuanced form of control.
I wanted to write something for the friends and family of emotional abuse survivors so they see what it really looks like. In terms of the future, I would love to have a London run and I am in the process of turning it into a radio play.
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
Janey Godley, the best stand up I have ever seen. Last year I was laughing so much I was crying, and this was before the show even started as the audience came in. She is so natural and SO funny! Her stories about her childhood and her marriage are hilarious I cant recommend her enough.
Theatre Re are a physical theatre company, I saw ‘The Nature of Forgetting’ a few years back and it was PHENOMENAL so intricate, beautiful and meaningful. I’m really excited to see this show.
Anything at the Traverse!
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