Subscribe to Adam’s newsletter: the only way to stay up to date

What Happened In Edinburgh

October 15, 2018
Adam Patel Brown Magic Edinburgh Fringe 2018

I’ve been quietly busy in recent months. The Edinburgh Fringe opened a lot of doors for me and changed me both as a person and as a performer.

It was my first fringe and I had not really known what to expect. Like so many things I’ve done in recent years, I’ve just gone ahead and tried not to think about it too much. That seems to be the best way to stop my mind from talking me out of it.

Surviving the festival is a challenge all of its own. Living in very cramped and basic accommodation for two weeks didn’t really make anybody especially happy. And as the days pass, little frustrations like that get amplified until what was initially just a slight annoyance, starts to drive you crazy.

Then there’s the trial-by-fire nature of the first three or four nights of the show. I had written and developed it over the past few months but it had still only had limited testing in front of live audiences. So the first few nights were highly stressful and a very steep learning curve.

And nobody needed experiences like forgetting the vision mixer (a very important piece of kit) on the first day and having to blast through Edinburgh like a getaway driver to go ‘home’ and pick it up, come all the way back, dash into the theatre, get dressed and then go on as if everything was fine.

But after a few days, both me and my crew adjusted and learned to take each show in our stride. And before we knew it, we were in a routine and starting to relax a little more.

And then good things began to happen…

Having never done a Fringe before, turning up every night to do my show and walking on stage to a full or almost full house, and having no idea who these people were or why they had decided to come and watch my little show rather than any of the other five thousand shows in Edinburgh. And it became even more surreal when I’d find people waiting outside after the show to meet me and take photos.

I didn’t get into show business to be famous or to be any kind of big shot. I’m just a man with some skills and ideas that I want to share. And it was a pleasure to do so each and every night during my Edinburgh Fringe run. If you did come to the show, I’d just like to say thanks so much for coming and I really hope you enjoyed it.

A number of influential people did attend, including television producers and theatre bookers, and certain opportunities are being talked about. I’ll tell you as much as I can as soon as I’m allowed to.

RELATED POSTS SHARE ETC

So that was Edinburgh! And while I won’t be back next year (because, all being well, I’ve got something rather big happening), I will be back in 2020.

For the time being though, I’m back in London and back to reality.

So having taken a couple of months off (mostly), I’ve been developing both the show and my grand vision for my business as a whole. What do I want to build? And I have big plans for the years ahead! I don’t think anybody would expect any less of me.

Watch this space.

Facebook Comments

###

Like the way I write? I do take commissions for content writing. Let's talk.

Popular posts


Why Are There So Few Parts For British Asian Actors

Why Are There So Few Parts For British Asian Actors?: An Analysis & A Screenplay Competition

Read more
Do It Now - How To Write A Goals List

Goal Setting For High Achievers: 6 Golden Rules For Dream Realisation

Read more
black mirror - bandersnatch

Thoughts on ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’

Read more
Adam Patel Magician with Audience

The Triumphs of 2018 – A Year In Review

Read more
Adam Patel Awkward

Why Am I Not Successful?: Mark Zuckerberg, The Millennial Pride Vacuum & How To Be Happy

Read more
90s Software

Time Machine Moment: 90s Software Frustrations, macOS Mojave & The Final Straw With Final Draft

Read more
Seasonal Affective Disorder

How I Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Read more
Adam Patel: What Bullying Did To Me

What Bullying Did To Me: A First Hand Account From A Bully Victim & An Open Letter To Bully Victims Everywhere

Read more
Adam Patel Brown Magic Edinburgh Fringe 2018

What Happened In Edinburgh

Read more
The Extinction Event at High Tide Festival

The Extinction Event: A Review

Read more
Best Indian restaurants London

London’s Best Indian Restaurants According To Me (2018)

Read more
Watford Borough Council Logo

Adam Performs For Watford Borough Council

Read more
Adam Patel Looking Mysterious

FIRST LOOK: ‘Adam Patel: Real Magic’ Credits Sequence

Read more
Adam Patel Performing Magic On South Bank

7 Things I Learned From Making A TV Magic Special

Read more

Watch ‘Adam Patel: Real Magic’ On Amazon Prime From Sunday 10th June

Read more
Adam Patel Brown Magic Tile

‘Adam Patel: Brown Magic’ Coming To Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Read more
Adam Patel Awkward

Well This Is Booking Awkward

Read more

The Undirected Show Episode #1

Read more
experiments

What Now?: Life After Real Magic & Future Experiments

Read more
Switch Off Facebook

Why I’m Switching Off Social Media

Read more

Contact Adam