For the fourth year running, I am programming and producing the circus and cabaret big top for Chelmsford City Council's Fling Festival. The show is always a little challenging to put together as there are over 30 entertainment changes in one day, each of which needs to follow and flow in specific ways. As cabaret acts are only 3-5 minutes long, having so many short acts in one day means constant quick changeovers to manage, so the day is fast paced to say the least, but this all adds to the fun.
I really like two things about working at Fling, the first is that the show takes place in a particularly beautiful big top. The second is that it’s a great opportunity for me to catch up with all of the artists I used to perform alongside, before I stopped to focus solely on production.