Aug 4th-28th - 'Paul Kerensa's 26' came to Smirnoff Underbelly, my and many others' favourite Edinburgh venue.
It's a stand-up show in real-time, and contains Jack Bauer-esque action, some split-screen antics, live algebra and a spot of counter-terrorism. If you're passing Scotland in August, come see me.
Click here for the full press release, and click here or here to book tickets.
'Kerensa', my surname, is Cornish for 'love'. So look through any Cornish songbook and you'll find 'All You Need Is Kerensa', 'Sowing The Seeds of Kerensa', 'I'd Do Anything For Kerensa But I Won't Do That'... Each night during the Edinburgh show, the audience were challenged to suggest their favourite Kerensa song. Many were suggested, but only lucky winner each show could be awarded a prize, which was chosen from Paul's Big Box of Free Prizes, which contained a selection of prizes I got or found for free (as the show's on a budget). Here's them lucky winners then, posted on th'internet for all to see and be jealous of whom...:
The following song titles were suggested between August 4th and 28th, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Thanks all! Great suggestions - hope you enjoy your prizes. Come back next year for more inexpensive tat.
|Show || Song Title || Winner's Name || Prize Chosen From Paul's Big Box Of Free Prizes...|
| 1||Pride (In The Name of Kerensa)||Amanda||the Argos Catalogue|
| 2||Kerensa Me Tender||Phil||a Thomson Local|
| 3 || I Was Made For Kerensaing You||Tim||Photo-Kwik envelopes|
| 4 || Kerensa Will Tear Us Apart||Steve||a Help The Aged pen, taken from an envelope they sent me|
| 5 || Kerensa Shack||Miriam||a copy of Three Weeks, a free Edinburgh newspaper|
| 6 || Kerensa Hurts||Mike||condoms, gotten for free at the local family planning clinic. Luckily 'Kerensa Hurts' had nothing to do with the prize, for which I am relieved.|
| 7 || Tainted Kerensa||Liam||a CD of driving classics from the Daily Mail about 6 months ago|
| 8 || Will You Still Kerensa Me Tomorrow?||Jill||a hot towel nabbed from a Chinese restaurant (no longer hot)|
| 9 || You've Lost That Kerensaing Feeling||Vicky||a water pistol, given out at Edinburgh's Fringe Sunday|
| 10 || I'm Not In Kerensa||Derek (good to know, Derek)||a free Sky TV offer (from the Radio Times: you get a month free or something)|
| 11 || Can't Buy Me Kerensa||Lauren||a Scots Dictionary, given away with that day's Scotsman paper|
| 12 || Kerensa Kerensa Me Do||Claire||a frisbee, found in a street just before the show, near a crying boy|
| 13 || Crazy Little Thing Called Kerensa||Dietrich||a handful of un-filled-in lottery coupons, from a petrol station|
| 14 || Puppy Kerensa||Chris||a Fringe Guide|
| 15 || Every Day I Kerensa You Less & Less (the only contemporary song chosen)||Dia||some broken sunglasses (and she gave me a kiss, and I blushed)|
| 16 || Can You Feel The Kerensa Tonight? (Dia from yesterday can, whenever she likes - still blushing)||Vicki||a copy of Metro|
| 17 || I Believe In A Thing Called Kerensa||James||a fortune-telling fish, that was properly rubbish|
| 18 || Kerensa In An Elevator||Rebecca||a phone book|
| 19 || What's Kerensa Got To Do With It?||Amanda||KFC vouchers|
| 20 || How Deep Is Your Kerensa?||Izzy||coathangers from the flat I was staying in|
| 21 || A Groovy Kind of Kerensa||Lee||a very old Wham bar|
| 22 || Let There Be Kerensa||Doug||a poncho from the walking tour of Macbeth, where they gave me a poncho, that I then gave to Doug (I don't know what he did with it from there)|
| 23 || It's Friday I'm In Kerensa||Gifford (good name)||negatives from the last set of photos I had developed|
| 24 || You Give Kerensa A Bad Name||Dave||a selection of takeaway menus, but also got as a final bonus prize about 800 posters and 2000 flyers for my then-finished fringe show|